Unfortunately, what makes Levine credible is also what can make him inaccessible to the average reader. The book is sensibly organized into three parts: the health benefits of religious involvement and spiritual involvement, and then an examination of how these proven benefits will affect the future of medicine. Yet he spends much of the book citing studies and case histories, then listing point-by-point conclusions, making the writing stiffen into medical-journal prose. Levine tries to address the general reader by ending chapters with "Lessons to Consider" and "Questions to Reflect On." But this effort seems tagged on. If you're seeking a book that assembles and synthesizes groundbreaking studies on faith and healing, you'll be greatly rewarded with God, Faith, and Health. If you're looking for a practical guidebook on applying faith to personal healing, this one may be too academic and theoretical. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
To paraphrase Dr. Candace Pert, this book illuminates our our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health are all interconnected and totally dependent upon one another. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mark D. Baxter
The author, Jeff Levin,PhD, has presented a nice summary of the over 3,000 articles which have now appeared in the literature supporting the positive effect Religion/Spirituality... Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by John K. Graham