Dr. Therese Zink, teacher, clinician and researcher, explores the burden, mystery and privilege of doctoring. As a family physician, the act of listening and holding stories is a vital part of healing for both the patients and the healer. In this collection, Dr. Zink shares stories she gathered while caring for patients in a domestic violence shelter, on the Navajo reservation, in Nazran, Ingushetia (Russia), on mission trips in Latin America and in her clinic in rural Minnesota. Confessions of a Sin Eater lays bare the human heart of the author and reveals the best and worst of our journeys as humans. Discussion questions are included.