"Faith is never an achievement or something we obtain because we've earned it or merit it. Faith always calls us beyond ourselves, into the unknown, to higher planes of living. " Dr. Kenneth Schemmer shares his penetrating insights and solid faith in this hope-filled book. During the past twenty years of his medical practice, he has witnessed intense pain and physical anguish. Many patients, despite almost unbearable circumstances, found meaning in their suffering. "Some who had suffered for years were incurable, chronic diseases still displayed peace and joy." This book shows how to transcend tragedy when it strikes you personally, or when it strikes those you love. Included are sex case histories of people who have faces tragedy and won. Between their faith and tears was the common mixture of doubts and ever present question "Why?" The format of Between Faith and Tears-with questions for further consideration following each chapter-makes this an effective sourcebook for individual and group study. Dr Kenneth Edwin Schemmer is a general surgeon in private practice in Placentia, California and served as a clinical instructor at the Anderson School of Theology for ten years. He taught courses in ministry to the sick and ministry to the dying. He bases his surgical practice on the restoration of the body, mind and spirit.