Sunday, February 20, 2011

Gray Matter by David Levy with Joel Kilpatrick

Gray Matter is the fascinating story of a neurosurgeon who decides to risk his professional reputation and career when he becomes deeply convicted to pray with his patients before surgery.  Not even knowing how he was going to accomplish this task, Dr. Levy moves forward and profoundly touches many lives with such a simple gesture.  Not meant as a means of converting his patients to Christianity, he has been obedient to God's leading in this "small" task and God uses him greatly. 
I was especially touched by Dr. Levy's honesty.  He knew what this could cost him in his career, but was determined to obey God.  He is so transparent in his description of his nervousness of even offering to pray with a patient for the first time in preop.  I think this would be a great book for any medical professional who has struggled with living out their faith. In the medical arena, where religion can be considerd only good for the "placebo" affect, this is a book which has a message worth reading.  5 out of 5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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