GRAY MATTER by David Levy, MD

Dr. Levy is a very successful,  highly skilled and highly  respected neurosurgeon.  God started impressing on him that he should pray out loud with his patients before surgery.  But he had never seen a physician pray for a patient or acknowledge God in any way.  “To say that praying out loud with a patient before would put me out  on a limb is putting it too mildly. It would catapult me out of the tree.” said Dr. Levy.  It wasn’t easy for him to get started but once he did, he saw a peace come across his patient and their family and he felt better about going in to surgery.  He never forced prayer on anyone and only prayed if the patient agreed. This book is about his different patients and their diagnosis and the difference prayer made.

I really enjoyed the transparency of Dr. Levi. Even though, he knows he is highly skilled, he knows he is not the “Great Physician”.  He also realized how holding grudges and holding on to anger adversely affects a person’s health. So he treats the entire person, not just the brain.

I really enjoyed reading this book, even though, I didn’t understand a lot of the medical terms.  I admire Dr. Levy for his boldness to obey Christ. I would like to thank Tyndale  House Publishers for giving me a complimentary copy of this book to review.


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