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review ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ï David I. Levy A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight 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 uite literally transformed by the reuest Each chapter focuses on. In the memoir Gray Matter Dr David Levy shares his journey to combine medicine and faith Dr Levy slowly came to faith over a period of years but eventually he began to chafe at compartmentalizing his belief in Christ However he found that most medical professionals he worked with—especially his fellow surgeons—considered themselves men of science who were above spiritual concerns Yet he became convinced that God wanted Him to pray aloud with his patients before their surgeries Initially this idea scared him and he came up with a list he entitled Reasons Not To1To call on a higher power would be to admit weakness or lack of control2Patients may be offended3If I pray and things go badly I might ruin patient’s faith4Separation of physical and spiritual is important5I’ll lose my reputation6I wanted the credit for successes myself In spite of these concerns he writes Through all my uestions and doubts I felt an inner voice saying to me 'If you are worried about being misunderstood I can promise you that you will be Jesus was But you still need to do the right thing'” So Dr Levy chooses a patient and dives in He describes how he decided which patient to begin with and then his hesitation in praying in front of the nurse He makes small talk with the family during an excruciating wait for the nurse to leave and then he asks his patient “Do you mind if I pray for you”Thus begins his incredible journey Soon he is praying in front of family members nurses technicians and even his fellow doctors and surgeons—and all with amazing results The stories he shares of his patients’ responses are by turns inspiring amusing uplifting and poignant With his prayers Dr Levy ushered in opportunities to lead patients and family members to ChristThe following excerpt will give you a feel for Dr Levy’s bedside manner 'I know that I have given you a lot to think about Would it be okay if I said a prayer with you' I asked in a tone that made it safe for her to say no if she wished I had asked earlier about her spiritual history and learned that her parents were Catholic but that she did not attend servicesShe tilted her head to one side and looked at me curiously as if reading a financial report she didn’t understand She relaxed slightly and nodded 'Uh okay' she said a little confused 'Fine' I slid my rolling chair over to her and slowly reached out my hand As surprised as she was she instinctively reached out with both of her hands and grabbed it as if grabbing a lifelineI bowed my head to give her privacy Then I began to pray 'God thank you for Maria and for allowing us to find this problem' I said 'This is a surprise to us but no surprise to you I am asking that this aneurysm not cause her any problems until we can fix it Please give her peace and good sleep leading up to this surgery God we are asking you for success for this surgery Give her the sense that you are with her In Jesus’ name Amen''Thank you Dr Levy' she said with a sparkle in her eyes that spoke of calm and hope 'I’ve never prayed with a doctor before' I smiled I’d heard that many times This simple act had done what no conversation no psychological analysis no recitation of the medical facts had ever done in my experience She had received something no insurance company medical provider surgeon or drug could offer confidence and peace from a simple prayer And even I believe a welcome touch from GodHere’s Dr Levy’s official conclusion on the role of faith in healing My goal as a professional is to use my skills and knowledge to help people have the best lives possible for as long as possible This includes emotional as well as physical health because the two are interrelated Emotions can create health or cause disease and spiritual health affects emotional health Laughter and joy are known to restore and encourage health while bitterness and resentment promote disease Forgiveness has well documented health benefits One’s concept of God can cause ongoing joy or ongoing anxiety These issues are not incidental but are central to health My conclusion Many folks will be in the kingdom of heaven because of the compassion of this good man I reviewed this book as part of the Tyndale Summer Reading Program

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free read Gray Matter ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï [PDF / Epub] ✅ Gray Matter By David I. Levy – A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight 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 t A perfect E the final results Dr Levy's musings on what successful and unsuccessful surgical results imply about God faith and the power of prayer are honest and insightful As we watch him come to his ultimate conclusion that no matter what the results of the procedure are God is good we cannot help but be truly moved and inspire. Very inspiring I love the way this doctor touches his patients hearts with God's love I believe as a doctor you're called not only to heal the physicals problems of the body but also the heart the soul and to truly represent Jesus This doctor is a true example of an authentic faith living As a future young doctor he really inspired me and answered to my uestion how to combine faith and science God's love and medicine This book is an answer

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Gray MatterA 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 reuest 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 se. Very interesting It proved what I've always believed; many physical illnesses are results of spiritualmental issues I admire the way he held on to what he believed and Who he believed in in a field where God is not recognized enough If in the medical field were like him I wonder where it would lead