Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer . . . One Patient at a Time
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: David Levy;Joel Kilpatrick
- Publish Date: 2011-03-01
A perfect blend of medical drama and spiritual insight, Gray Matter is a fascinating account of Dr. David Levyâs 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 patientâs diagnosis and the procedure that will need to be performed, followed by the prayer ârequest.â From there, readers get to look over Dr. Levyâs shoulder as he performs the operation, and then we waitâright alongside Dr. Levy, the patients, and their familiesâto see the final results.
Dr. Levyâs 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, âGod is good,â we cannot help but be truly moved and inspired.