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Angels in the ER
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Release Date: August 2008
Page Count: 276
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2315-6
Case Lot Quantity: 48

Angels in the ER

Inspiring True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor

Twenty-five years in the ER could become a résumé for despair, but for bestselling author Dr. Robert D. Lesslie, it's a foundation for inspiring stories of everyday "angels"—friends, nurses, doctors, patients, and 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 on to 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.

Meet the author

Robert D. Lesslie

Robert D. Lesslie

Bestselling author Dr. Robert Lesslie is a physician with more than 30 years of experience in fast-paced, intense ER environments. He is now the co-owner and medical director of two urgent-care facilities. He has written many books (including  Angels in the ER—over 200,000 copies sold) as well as newspaper and magazine columns and human-interest...

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Editorial Reviews

“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. 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.”

“If you enjoy watching medical dramas on television, then you will absolutely love Angels in the ER…I thought Dr. Lesslie did an excellent job telling stories of some of his experiences in the ER room. I can't say that I typically seek out medical books these days, but this one was thoroughly enjoyable. His stories are tied together well in a manner that keeps you on edge wondering what the outcome of various patient situations are going to be.”

“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.”
Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com

“One word: refreshing.”

“How refreshing to read stories of patients told in a positive manner. How interesting to see Dr. Lesslie focusing on what patients taught him instead of the inconvenience they caused the ER. That's the difference when you operate with a strong belief system and live on faith. You look for the good things in life and view your job as a calling and not an inconvenience.

“Cover-to-cover, Lesslie expresses the reality that God does not forsake the hurting. In fact, in some sense or another, he sends angels. Especially to the ER.”
—Mary Nichelson, Mary’sWorld411.blogspot.com


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“I purchased this book while I was at WakeMed with my husband. I enjoyed this book and all of the stories. I was sad when I was through. I would highly recommend this book for anyone. I could relate to some of the stories, because I was involved with Emergency Medical Services.”

“I’ve read many books in my lifetime, but your book Angels in the ER took my breath away. It’s one of the best books I have ever read. Dr. Lesslie, I’d read everything you put out. Thank you for blessing my family with your book.”

“This was a very compelling book and inspirational! I loved every story told and I thank you Dr. Lesslie for telling it and inspiring me in so many ways! God Bless you and your family!”

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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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