Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Raising The Dead: Book Review and Giveaway

About The Book:


On October 20, 2006, a middle-aged auto mechanic, Jeff Markin, walked into the emergency room at the Palm Beach Gardens Hospital and collapsed from a massive heart attack. Forty minutes later he was declared dead. After filling out his final report, the supervising cardiologist, Dr. Chauncey Crandall, started out of the room. "Before I crossed its threshold, however, I sensed God was telling me to turn around and pray for the patient," Crandall explained.

With that prayer and Dr. Crandall's instruction to give the man what seemed one more useless shock from the defibrillator, Jeff Markin came back to life--and remains alive and well today.


But how did a Yale-educated cardiologist whose Palm Beach practice includes some of the most powerful people in American society, including several billionaires, come to believe in supernatural healing? 


The answers to these questions compose a story and a spiritual journey that transformed Chauncey Crandall.







About The Author:


Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall IV is chief of the Cardiovascular Transplant Program at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens and is on staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Center. He has lectured nationally on topics including heart transplantation, preventive cardiology, healing, and cardiology health care of the elderly. He is the author of a new health and wellness newsletter from Newsmax.com.


Check out his website here and the book website here.


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My Review:


A wonderfully written and easy to read book that once again shows the awesome power of God! Not only did I enjoy the various miraculous stories that Crandall relays, but I loved watching his own faith journey and realized that he asks a lot of the same questions I have, and do! A very real and raw look at a faith journey, with the reader seeing anger, joy, frustration, doubt, confidence and all other human emotion - all in one man!


One thing that really impressed me with Dr. Crandall is that yes, he is a Christian and very aware of the supernatural healing that comes from faith in Jesus, however he does not toss out the importance of medicine. He sees it as the two intermingling. This is a much different stance than many "faith-healers" of late, that say "you only need to pray, not take medicine, see a doctor, etc". I also appreciate that Crandall explains that not everyone is "miraculously healed and ultimately healing is decided upon God and His will for that particular person".


A very inspirational read for anyone who needs a "faith-lift" and wants to be encouraged. I highly recommend this book.


BUY IT: You can purchase Raising The Dead: A Doctors Encounters with the Supernatural by Chauncey W. Crandall IV, MD online through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca - it is also available through your local bookseller


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***I received a complimentary copy of the above book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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