Jan 5, 2011

Gray Matter by David Levy

Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levy’s decision to begin asking his patients if he could pray for them before surgery. Some are thrilled. Some are skeptical. Some are hostile, and some are quite literally transformed by the request.
Each chapter focuses on a specific case, opening with a detailed description of the patient’s diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer “request.” From there, readers get to look over Dr. Levy’s shoulder as he performs the operation, and then we wait—right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families—to see the final results.
As Dr. Levy prays for his patients, the surgical department undergoes a spiritual transformation as nurses request to join him. Praying for patients also brought forgiveness in his own life. The author explains the medical procedures with terminology the reader can easily understand.  Gray Matter can be read in one sitting or each chapter could be read separately to enhance and accompany personal daily devotions.
Gray Matter is a book that will inspire the reader in many ways.  I definitely recommend this as a "read it little by little" or "read it all at once" book.  Either way, it is a wonderful book.

 * In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising;" I am disclosing that: I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers.  I was in no way compensated for publishing my personal review. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Susan,
    Just wondering how everything is going with you. Haven't seen you around on PBS or here so I thought I would check with you:)
    Take care!


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