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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 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, listeners follow as Dr. Levy performs the operation, and then we wait - right alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their families - to see 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 see 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 inspired.
©2017 David I. Levy, MD (P)2017 Two Words Publishing, LLC
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By Chelle on 01-22-18

Hope Filled Surgery

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Unashamedly Christian content.
Regardless of the outcome in surgery Dr. Levy is instrumental in offering hope to his patients.
A few may find it preachy as he spends some time on a Christian approach to dealing with unforgiveness and bitterness.
Gray Matter makes for engaging reading and is more than just a collection of surgical stories: this book details Dr Levy's own journey with faith and learning to trust God while he interacts with, prays over, and operates on his patients.

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By CMG on 12-16-17

Neurosurgical RN review

As an RN if over 40 years with ICU and Neurosurgery specialties at University if Iowa Hospitals and clinics, I was so impressed with this book! Never has a book captured the spiritual and physical power of behind the scenes! A must read, not too technical for a lay person, but just enough technicalities to empower a medical professional to be enraptured.

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