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.
This book by cardiologist Crandall begins with an inexplicable event: a man who has been declared dead in a hospital emergency room returns to life after 40 minutes without a heartbeat. The supervising cardiologist was Crandall, who sensed he needed to pray and requested one more defibrillator shock for the patient, after which a normal heartbeat registered. The story that follows this dramatic episode, however, is the story of faith tested in the worst way: Crandall recounts the story of his family's fight against his son Chad's leukemia. There are no miracles on demand, but Crandall explains his experience and in so doing provides an absorbing and intimate picture of the strength of his Pentecostal faith, a faith that is growing worldwide. (Sept.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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