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Two pioneers in defending the dignity of human life challenge the church to understand and care about efforts to remake humanity using robotics, embryo harvesting, and genetic engineering. Who better than Eareckson Tada to talk about the use of exotic technologies to heal human bodies?

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Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy
By Joni Eareckson Tada and Nigel M. de S. Cameron

This volume comprises essays from top thinkers and activists in the field on topics like learning from past mistakes, new technology, genetics, and transhumanism. Get ready for the science fiction realities of the 21st century, and get involved.

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Does God Need Our Help?: Cloning, Assisted Suicide, and Other Challenges in Bioethics
By John F. Kilner and C. Ben Mitchell

Designed like a field guide, this accessible book covers all the bases. Kilner and Mitchell present the major secular ethical frameworks and contrast them with biblical perspectives. They also sort out promising developments from morally dubious ones

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Bioethics: A Primer for Christians
By Gilbert Meilaender

For the reader wanting to dig deeper, Meilaender—a former member of the President's Council on Bioethics—lays out the theological framework. From prenatal screening to organ donation, this volume elucidates and elaborates. A must-read for pastors, teachers,lay leaders, and thoughtful Christians.

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Embryo: A Defense of Human Life
By Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen

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