About the Book
Book: I Witnessed Miracles
Author: Maureen Chevalier-Seawell, M.D.
Genre: Christian non-fiction
Release date: April 30, 2020
Does God still heal the sick?Dr. Maureen Chevalier-Seawell says, Yes!In the hope and faith inspiring book,
I Witnessed MiraclesDr. Chevalier-Seawell recounts the dozens of miracles she witnessed in her thirty-three years of medical practice and in her personal life.Thomas had a stroke which did not resolve in two years. But then…
When he was hospitalized for a different problem, he was re-evaluated by stroke-rehab. Their evaluation was: no hope. His prayer group prayed for him every night for three weeks. Thomas regained everything the stroke had taken away.Jessie lost her vision for six months. But then…
She came to the office for surgical clearance for her ophthalmologist. After anointing with oil and receiving a brief prayer, she awakened the next morning with her sight restored to normal.Elizabeth had lupus for ten years. Her joint pain, Raynauds and fatigue were increasing. But then…
On the 700 Club on TV she heard, “There is somebody out there…and she has Lupus. God is healing her right now.”
And he did.Every chapter tells the individual uplifting story of each person’s devastating diagnosis when medicine failed them and then the miraculous recovery as God healed their body and revived their spirit.I Witnessed Miracles is a profound recollection of inspirational stories that will give you positive reinforcement, drawing you closer to God and refreshing your faith. A read you won’t forget.
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“Faith was a single mother in her late twenties. Very pretty. Upbeat personality. She was well liked by most people. Faith was also a devout Christian. She shared her faith constantly like seeds in the wind. She worked in an office in the building where I leased space.
It was late in 2005 that Faith developed a physical problem in her mouth. Her dentist removed the right upper wisdom tooth, but the wound did not heal. She had been seeing the dentist for weeks. He would debride the wound and cover it. Then she would go back for more debriding. The painful, dime-sized wound refused to heal. After six weeks of conservative care, her dentist told her the hole would not close on its own. She would need surgery, so he made the referral.
This was the day she told me about the problem. She was visiting in our office just at closing. She pulled out a pocket flashlight and showed me her gum. What I saw was a lesion about the size of a dime and deep. I could see white uncovered bone, but the wound was clean. There was no dead or infected tissue. I didn’t know why with the care she was getting the wound had not healed.
In a purely social way, I told her that I hoped all would go well with her and proceeded to exit the building. It was already getting dark. The winter sun went down early. That day had been a particularly long one. I was tired. My coat was on my body, my purse on my shoulder, and my briefcase in my hand. I was done. I pushed open the heavy glass door and walked toward my car. Next stop, home. No sooner did I get outside the building than I heard the Spirit of the Lord speak to my heart: “Are you my servant or aren’t you?”
I was so tired. I didn’t want to go back into the building. I wanted to go home. I had a short discussion with myself, turned around, and went back to find Faith. Fortunately, she was right where I had left her. She had found someone else to talk to. I asked her if she would be offended if I said a brief prayer for her and applied the oil. “No, that would be wonderful,” she said.
I returned to my office, retrieved a drop of oil that had been blessed, and placed it on her face near the wound inside her mouth. I put my hand on her shoulder and prayed a very short but sincere prayer in the name of Jesus. I still had my coat on, so I shouldered my bag, picked up my briefcase, and left.
I was interrupted in my morning schedule by my office manager. She told me Faith had been healed. My whole office was excited. Faith was jumping up and down. The hole in her gum was gone. She was still carrying her flashlight, so I could see where it had been. There was nothing in her mouth but clean, well-healed skin. It couldn’t have healed like that overnight. Faith’s dentist didn’t believe it either, so she took time that day to show him. He, too, was amazed.
There is no medical explanation. I give the glory to the Lord Jesus, our Savior.”
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
This is a nice book that gives us hope as each story is encouraging . I enjoyed reading about the different patients and the healing they encountered. We may get bad news from a doctor and start to have doubts but this book will give us a glimpse into the miracles that God has done. The world around us says we can’t be healed. Within these pages we find people that overcame devastation in their health.
I like that the author emphasizes the importance and power of prayer. One story really made me smile. It was about a ninety-two year old woman who needed to have eye surgery. I could feel her sweet spirit as the doctor met with her. What really was significant to me about this story was that the doctor listened to the Holy Spirit and anointed the elderly woman with oil as she prayed over her. What a wonderful testimony to have her sight restored without surgery.
Each chapter is filled with a story that features someone who face challenges in their health. For some of them they are facing the end and there seemed to be little hope. As I read the book I began to feel a sense of peace as God was working miracles in peoples lives. Doctors couldn’t explain how tumors disappeared or how someone was able to walk who had been paralyzed. This is the kind of book that makes me want to cheer. God doesn’t leave us and He knows exactly what the outcome will be. I liked that the author included a scripture at the end of every chapter. It is a short read but sure does give you hope as you read stories that show that miracles do happen.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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