Review: Gray Matter by Dr. David Levy

Posted: January 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | No Comments »

Gray Matter – David Levy, MD.

One of my favorite TV shows is House (NBC), so when Tyndale Publishers gave me the opportunity to review a book by a neurosurgeon, I couldn’t pass it up.  In Gray Matter, Dr. David Levy documents his journey of adding care for the individual’s spiritual needs into his medical practice.

He begins with asking patients if he can pray with them before surgery, progresses to talking some patients through forgiveness and releasing bitterness as part of their overall health.  Each Chapter recounts several surgeries with incredible detail, and how patients and colleagues react to the unexpected request from Dr. Levy to pray.

Dr. Levy also gets quite personal, sharing some of his failures, and how he coped with not being able to help everyone, despite his best efforts.  His stories are filled with faith and hope and have inspired me to step out and ask those I am in contact with everyday if I can pray with them.

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing me with a complimentary ARC of Gray Matter.