Jan 14, 2010

Angels in the ER...

My son brought this book for me to read while we were having our belated Christmas celebrations this year. It was written by one of the elders at his church and thousands of copies have been sold. Having just gone through the recent Emergency Room experience on Christmas Eve with my mother-in-law, I found the book to be very interesting. It gives a lot of behind-the-scenes information.

It was not lost on me that night that even though we had our own Christmas interrupted, we sat there watching many health care people as well as security guards, cleaning people, and others who were working while their children and spouses were at home. Every chance I got, I said, "thank you for working tonight".

This book is mostly not about the supernatural and the miraculous as the title might imply to some. It is about ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary way to serve others. Some of the stories are heart-wrenching and there are no easy answers. It is written by a Christian from a Christian perspective, and he shares how he sees the hand on God in many amazing situations. I don't think I'll ever be quite the same now that I have read this book. I highly recommend it. You can get it at any major book store or on line by clicking here: Amazon


Dar said...

Thank You for bringing this book to our attention. I will be looking for it as I just spent 4 hrs. there myself a couple days ago. It's amazing the care one receives under what is adverse conditions for the patient, this case, me. I never felt alone and knew God was holding my hand the entire time.
Blessings Be Yours

Jess said...

Hi Jacque,
What a great book! I will definitely put it on my list.
When medical personnel are kind and patient, it makes the whole unnervering situation soooo much better!

Jacquelyn said...

Dar, I hope you are ok. Didn't see any mention of the ER on your blog. You'll like the book!

Jacquelyn said...

Jess, this would be a great book for you to read while you are recuperating from your upcoming surgery!