Monday, May 30, 2011

Book Review: Gray Matter

I just finished reading this book. It was very interesting to read how this brain surgeon began to incorporate prayer and faith into his medical practice. We visited a different church yesterday and the pastor commented on how very few doctors believe in God, or acknowledge God in their work. I think it was a very brave thing this doctor did because he could have opened himself up to a lot of tension at work or even lawsuits from patients. Even when he had very tough surgeries that didn't turn out well, he chose to believe that God is good, which is exactly what he told his patients.
I might not understand what he (God) does or understand why he sometimes lets someone suffer or die - but that is his decision, not mine. ~David Levy
Dr. Levy came across as a very compassionate doctor who was genuinely concerned with the quality of life of his patients, not just getting the surgery done. Other doctors that he spoke about in the book did not have that quality in their practice. Chris and I have talked about our children's futures and sometimes we don't even consider suggesting they become doctors or some other highly educated job, but why not? What a better world this would be if we had many Christian doctors caring for us and fighting for Biblical lifestyles instead of the world's agenda.


  1. That sounds like a great book to read. I need to put it on my list of reading for when I get my Kindle. Thanks for being such a great reader and recommending books.

  2. I read this books a month or two ago, and was impressed by the authors efforts to incorporate faith into his practice.


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