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For the Love of God:
The Love of God Shouldn't Be a Death Wish
By Lawrence M. Gold, M.D.
The second novel I read this weekend by Dr. Gold just might be more traumatic to read than the first one... But fortunately, it does not happen as often--or at least I didn't think so, until I found the following paragraph on Dr. Gold's site:
If you believe that prayer for the sick to the exclusion of medical care is a thing of the past, think again. Each year children in the United States suffer horribly and die from injuries or medical conditions readily treated by physicians and hospitals. Do a literature search on faith healing or go to the website of “Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty, Inc.” (www.childrenshealthcare.org) and you’ll see a litany of horrors as a small segment of mostly fundamentalists allow their minor children to die from diabetes, pneumonia, asthma, and many other conditions all readily responsive to standard medical care.
God forgive us!
|Amy - Read Her Story!|
What she didn't know was that I had already called our pastor. When he and his wife came, they did pray, but they also sent me immediately to a doctor! I took that advice and went on immediate medical leave for exhaustion.
It is hard for me to understand how anybody could have a sick child and not immediately take them for all the wonderful care that is available to them. Please know that this book is detailed in describing these activities and people who are doing this. The important part, however, for me, was the trial portion. So I also consider it a legal thriller of importance!
|Read Robyn's Story!|
It was only by accident that what was happening was discovered. Two fugitives who had escaped prison had come to their town and the sheriff went after them, finding the cave they were going to use after he'd killed both of them... When the crime scene investigators came, it was then that they entered the cave where the fugitives apparently planned to hide...and found the graves...
Ages ranged, but mostly they were all children. When the Medical Examiner and a Forensics Anthropology began the review of the bones, they not only couldn't believe it, but they later "demanded" that they both testify in court about their findings. All of the children could have been saved through relatively simple medical assistance...
While there's a romance between the sheriff and a news reporter, which lightens the book up a little, it still supports the overall story and they bargain with each other on what she can publish. Finally, she refuses to hold off and releases the terrible discovery of the bodies...but there was sooooo much more to discover...
|Read Nancy's and other stories!|
The legal actions taking place in the book were NOT about freedom of religion, but rather ignoring the lives of those too young, who could not make their own decisions...
Pictures included in this article are linked to the site mentioned in Dr. Gold's statement. If you have any doubt about legal issues regarding faith healing, please investigate further!
There were many reasons that I was reading until 2AM until I finished! If this review makes you at least curious to know more, I urge you to read For the Love of God!
Residence: Grass Valley, CA
I practiced internal medicine and nephrology (diseases of the kidney) in Berkeley, California for twenty-three years. I was an active participant in his hospital’s quality assurance program that monitored physician performance. In addition, I served as chief of the department of medicine and family practice.
My wife, Dorlis and I retired and set sail to cruise Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. We are back on land in Grass Valley, California.
American Red Cross Instructor: CPR/AED/First Aid.
August 2009 : medical/nephrology service at UC Davis. September 2009: Appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Nephrology at the School of Medicine University of California, Davis.2010 Renal attending at Ambulatory Care Center Internal Medicine/Nephrology