Angels in the ER: Inspiring True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor

Angels in the ER: Inspiring True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor

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by Robert D. Lesslie
     
 

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Twenty-five years in the ER could become a resume for despair, but for bestselling author Dr. Robert D. Lesslie it's a foundation for inspiring stories of everyday "angels"—friends, nurses, doctors, patients, even strangers who offer love, help, and support in the midst of trouble.

"The ER is a difficult and challenging place to be. Yet the same pressures

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Twenty-five years in the ER could become a resume for despair, but for bestselling author Dr. Robert D. Lesslie it's a foundation for inspiring stories of everyday "angels"—friends, nurses, doctors, patients, even strangers who offer love, help, and support in the midst of trouble.

"The ER is a difficult and challenging place to be. Yet the same pressures and stresses that make this place so challenging also provide an opportunity to experience some of life's greatest wonders and mysteries." Dr. Lesslie illuminates messages of hope while sharing fast-paced, captivating stories about

  • discovering lessons from the ER frontline
  • watching everyday miracles unfold
  • holding onto faith during tragedy and triumph
  • embracing the healing balm of hope

For anyone who enjoys true stories of the wonders of the human spirit, this immensely popular book is a reminder that hope can turn emergencies into opportunities and trials into demonstrations of God's grace.

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"People caring for people. Compassion and lovingkindness in difficult circumstances. This is the medicine we need the most, and it is administered on every page of Angels in the ER, a chronicle of mankind at its best."
Richard Thomas, film, television, and stage actor, "John-Boy" on The Waltons and host of It's a Miracle

"Angels in the ER is hard to put down. You are right there with Dr. Lesslie in every circumstance, and each situation shows the spiritual dimension of life and death in a way most of us will never experience on our own. I can only compare the demand for moment-to-moment decision-making with my time on the basketball court. I enjoyed every story."
Bobby Jones, co-founder 2XSALT, four-time NBA All-Star, and member of the 1983 World Champion Philadelphia 76ers

"Intelligent, insightful, professional, honest, compassionate...personal stories that allow the reader to view the patient from the mind and heart of the physician...

"In an age when patients are viewed as social security numbers, Dr. Lesslie recovers the fading image of a caring doctor for whom the patient is center stage. We are left with the impression that angels belong to our lives, both in and out of emergency rooms. That is a conviction worth holding, and this is a book worth reading and rereading...If I ever land in an emergency room, I hope Dr. Lesslie is there waiting for me."
Randall T. Ruble, president, Erskine College and Seminary

"We meet an amazing cast of characters who come through the doors of a South Carolina hospital emergency room. Professional wrestlers, distraught mothers, gunshot victims, travelers from off the interstate highway...just to name a few. But Robert Lesslie is also there, a faithful, empathetic physician with a heart for compassion and a keen eye for the presence of God in the midst of human need."
Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736923156
Publisher:
Harvest House Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
174,665
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Dr. Robert Lesslie is a physician with more than 30 years of experience working in or directing fast-paced, intense ER environments. He is now the co-owner and medical director of two urgent-care facilities. He has written Notes from a Doctor's Pocket, Angels on the Night Shift, Angels and Heroes, Angels on Call, and Angels in the ER (over 200,000 sold) as well as newspaper and magazine columns and human-interest stories. He and his wife, Barbara, live in South Carolina.

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Angels in the ER: Inspiring True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
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I just finished this book today, and I found it very hard to put down. It was very enlightening and also heartwrenching. Dr. Lesslie has an interesting way of drawing the reader in. I already bought another one of his books and I can't wait to read it.
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I have had the privilege to work with Dr. Lesslie during the summer at Camp Joy many times and the same care and compassion that he has for special needs campers is shown here is this GREAT book. The more I read it the less I want to put it down. I plan on passing this book around to many of my fellow teachers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Working in an Emergency Room is stressful, but also rewarding. Robert Lesslie, MD is an ER doctor in South Carolina. In his book, Angels In the ER, he shares the many stories he has witnessed. Among the many stories, the reader will discover victims of gunshot wounds, vacationers¿ side-tracked by a brain tumor, and those that come in on a regular basis hoping for a warm meal. Each will bring a smile to your lips and tears to your eyes. The people that work in the ER are unique. Virginia has the appearance of a heart of steel, but underneath that exterior lays a heart of compassion. Dr. Lesslie has a humble demeanor, caring for his patients and getting to know the real angels of the ER. Dr. Lesslie writes in an easy-to-read conversational style. He drew me into this book from the first story and held me captive until the last. He combines wit and drama to describe what really happens in the ER. He begins each story with a scripture. This book could be used as a devotional, but I read it in one sitting, I couldn¿t lay it down. Each story led me to the next one. There are many angels that are unrecognized. Thank you, Dr. Lesslie, for telling us about a few of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband is reading it now, he said it is really worth reading. I can't wait to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My g when i went in to her room i soid her book on her desck and it was the angel in the er
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"Alrighty." She drove to the highschool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
England cradled his daughter in his arms. She was so small when pressed against him. "Mommy...it hurts."