Do people really get miraculously healed today? Check out my review of "Raising the Dead" by Dr. Crandall
Publisher: FaithWords (March 28, 2012)
About the book...
On October 20, 2006, a middle-aged auto mechanic, Jeff Markin, walked into the emergency room at the
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
The answers to these questions compose a story and a spiritual journey that transformed Chauncey Crandall.
The word "riveting" is not a word I often apply to non-fiction books....but in this case, there is simply no other word I could use to adequately describe this fascinating book! Dr. Crandall has penned a book sure to challenge your faith in Raising The Dead, a memoir that I found moving in it's honesty, and one that caused me to think about what I believe about the supernatural and why. The book tackles difficult issues indeed, such as parents struggling with a sick child, how to handle trials in our lives, or the role of healing and prayer. I imagine that for every reader who loves the book, there may be another who may take issue with the charismatic leanings of the author. However, I encourage readers to pick up this book no matter what denomination you are affiliated with, because we all need to be pushed out of our comfort zones now and again. The book is mesmerizing as an account of what the author and his family experienced, and yet it also will no doubt serve to stimulate many conversations between Christians on topics of prayer, healing, the Charismatic movement, and ultimately the power of Jesus to save.
I give Raising the Dead a high recommendation for being a well-written book that entertains while making you think, and award it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher for the purposes of this unbiased review.
About the author
In 1993, Dr. Crandall accepted a faculty appointment at Duke University and established the Duke University Interventional Cardiology Program in south Florida. Dr. Crandall continues private practice in the Palm Beach area, and is attending physician at Palm Beach Gardens, Good Samaritan, and Jupiter Medical Centers.
Dr. Crandall has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from heart transplantation to preventive cardiology. Dr. Crandall is Chairman of the non-profit Chadwick Foundation and devotes extensive time to third world missionary based medicine.
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