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Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician

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Ten out of ten Jewish doctors recommend Jesus!

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You will love these first-person accounts of ten Jewish doctors who came to know Jesus as their Messiah, and who are excited for other Jews to hear the gospel as well. The book also includes stories of Jewish people who turned to Jesus during a medical crisis, as well as essays on the problem of pain and suffering and, of course, on why Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. Get two
copies, one for you and one for a friend who is not yet a believer.

Dr. Jack Sternberg, oncologist:
"Undaunted, I visited with rabbis, hoping they could show me the fallacies of the case for Jesus....Each effort I made to hear something to dissuade me seemed to strengthen the growing belief that Jesus truly was the Messiah."

Dr. David Madenberg, emergency room physician:
"All my life I'd been taught that the Messiah of Israel had not yet come....Then a thought crossed my mind: how many of my Jewish friends and relatives have ever read their own Bible for themselves, let alone the New Testament?"

Dr. Peter Greenspan, obstetrician:
"I was doing the right things according to my religion, but none of the law or the minutiae to which I had bound myself brought me closer to God."

Review of Jewish Doctor's Meet the Great Physician
By Ruth Rosen
Review by Rachel Friedlander

Throw out your Band-Aids and NyQuil—doctors have discovered a life-changing cure. Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician, newly edited by Ruth Rosen, contains testimonies of ten doctors and five patients that will have this "germaphobe" generation dropping the hand sanitizer and reaching for the pages.

These ten Jewish physicians have diverse specialties, backgrounds and situations, with one thing in common: they all have an emptiness they can't cure. Some stories are quirky, such as that of a former hippie tree-hugger who lived in a remote Hawaiin forest, about 25 miles from civilization. Others are dark and poignant, such as that of the death camp survivor who defied all odds and became a doctor.

Yet these physicians were not always healing wounds and saving lives; they were struggling with broken relationships, health concerns, and spiritual starvation. Each story is ridden with heavy deliberation—no decision was made lightly, no sacrifice easily given. Yet through the encouragement of close friends and extensive personal probing and education, these ten men and women came to conclusions that transformed their lives. We soon discover that the true beauty of these testimonies lie in the painfulness of the journey.

There is a pause in the middle of these testimonies, a section devoted to those on the other side of the stethoscope: the patients. In the span of five accounts, we confront Crohn's disease, Down syndrome, multiple deaths, and the fear, anger, and denial that inevitably accompany them.

Overcoming seemingly insurmountable situations, these patients are no victims. Instead of depressing us, they inspire us to rise above. One account is given by a man who lost his mother to tuberculosis, his father to a stroke, and his wife to cancer. Instead of dropping into a downward spiral of despair, he said, "In the time since, I have tried as best I could to tell others, especially my unbelieving family, of God's tenderness and assurances—how he alone, through his son, Jesus, transformed sorrow into joy, despair into hope, death into life."

Although impressed with the major transformations of these doctors and patients, I was often disappointed with the source. At times, some of the situations or relationships that brought about epiphanies were unfavorable or unhealthy. Yet it is apparent, both in life and in this book, that God can produce divine results despite our human nature.
Despite this setback, the book's final section provides teaching and closure, addressing several of the questions that may arise as one reads through the testimonies. Susan Perlman makes phenomenal points concerning pain, Richard Harvey adeptly explains the triunity of God, Ruth Rosen outlines what it means to be a Jew for Jesus, and David Brickner offers readers an appointment with the Great Physician.

It is impossible not to relate to the contents of this book. Who has not experienced pain, broken bones or broken hearts? Regardless of the range of one's skepticism or the size of one's tear ducts, no reader can escape being moved by these truthful, powerful testimonies, and the Great Physician who prescribed them.

Additional Information
Product type Paperback
Author Ruth Rosen
Color Type No
Media type No
Publisher Purple Pomegranate Productions
Pages 252
ISBN # 1-881022-36-6

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