Friday, March 4, 2011

Book Review: Gray Matter by David Levy, MD

Finished GRAY MATTER by David Levy, MD a few days ago.  This is my first book to review for TYNDALE, and was selected because I had exactly two titles to choose from (Tyndale requires it’s blogger/reviewers to work their way up in the program).  I do not recall the other book I might have chosen, but since this one appeared to orbit around prayer, I gave it the nod.  Or click, I should say.
The sub-title is “A NEUROSURGEON DISCOVERS THE POWER OF PRAYER…ONE PATIENT AT A TIME.” The author, Dr. David Levy is a Jewish-born neurosurgeon who is also a Christian.  Given the gravity of his work and the situations he and his patients face daily, Dr. Levy finds himself convicted to pray with his patients before his surgeries.  This book is the first-person account of his experiences introducing prayer to his practice, and sharing it’s results for himself and his patients.
This is a fantastic book. Very readable, I found it difficult to put down.  Levy shares incredible stories which give us some insight as to what it’s like to be a neurosurgeon, and tells stories we can both relate to and be encouraged by as believers who sometimes struggle to elevate prayer to the level in our lives in deserves.  It is truly incredible the effect prayer has had on his life and career, and the lives of his patients.  He shares how he has seen a brief prayer before a procedure literally changes lives.  Read this book, you’ll not regret it.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review.

Hear Dr. Levy speak last Sunday, March 6th, at Ethnos Community Church, you don't want to miss it - check it out here.  It was a powerful message based in some very real and powerful stories.  Wow.  Share it with your friends too, if you can.

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