By David Levy
An ideal mix of clinical drama and religious perception, Gray Matter is an engaging account of Dr. David Levy’s selection to start asking his sufferers if he may well pray for them sooner than surgical procedure. a few are extremely joyful. a few are skeptical. a few are opposed, and a few are really actually reworked via the request.
Each bankruptcy specializes in a selected case, beginning with an in depth description of the patient’s prognosis and the method that may have to be played, via the prayer “request.” From there, readers get to seem over Dr. Levy’s shoulder as he plays the operation, after which we wait—right along Dr. Levy, the sufferers, and their families—to see the ultimate effects.
Dr. Levy’s musings on what profitable and unsuccessful surgical effects indicate approximately God, religion, and the ability of prayer are sincere and insightful. As we watch him come to his final end that it doesn't matter what the result of the technique are, “God is good,” we can't aid yet be really moved and encouraged.
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We are surgeons and scientists, people of facts and high training and confidence that can sometimes border on (or bound boldly into) arrogance. But I could no longer deny what I felt God had been encouraging me to do, even though it seemed unthinkable. With one decision I was about to put my reputation, my professional relationships, even my career on the line. Like most doctors, I had always made a habit of speaking with each patient before surgery. Traditionally this serves several purposes. First, it verifies that this, indeed, is the person you’re supposed to be operating on, and not some guy down the hall.
I glanced at the patients on both sides, uncomfortable with the fact that they might hear me. For once I was happy that their television volumes were loud enough to possibly obscure my voice. I cringed as I noticed the thin curtains separating us. Mrs. Jones was sitting up on the gurney with an IV in her arm, looking as relaxed as could be expected before such a major surgery. Her daughters were seated by the bed. The overhead fluorescent lights seemed to drain all faces of color. When they saw me, they stood up to receive whatever news I had.
All rights reserved. , 10152 S. Knoll Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130. Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. , Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. ) Gray matter : a neurosurgeon discovers the power of prayer . . one patient at a time / David Levy with Joel Kilpatrick. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. Medicine—Religious aspects—Christianity. Prayer—Christianity. Kilpatrick, Joel.
Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer . . . One Patient at a Time by David Levy