Sunday, November 23, 2014

I Have Seen God

Book info and review
About the book: I Have Seen God: The Miraculous Story of the Diospi Suyana Hospital in Peru(Monarch Books, October 2014)

The miraculous founding of a top class hospital for some of the world's poorest people

Klaus-Dieter and Martina John---both brilliant, talented, and highly qualified doctors---turned their backs on lucrative careers to follow their dream to open a first-rate medical facility for the Indians of the Peruvian Andes, some of the world's poorest people. The Peruvian Andes natives suffer appallingly from the diseases of poverty and, although they make up approximately 40 percent of Peru's population, are ignored by the authorities.

Having studied at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Johannesburg during his training as a surgeon, Dr. Klaus-Dieter John together with his wife, Dr. Martina John, a pediatrician, developed a concept for a modern hospital in the Peruvian Highlands.

Turning down other offers, including a professorship, they set themselves the task of raising the millions of dollars needed. God opened the hearts and consciences of individuals and companies to create not just a health center, but a fully equipped hospital. Their story and vision has captured attention around the world and today they have the backing of 180 corporations and 50,000 private supporters.

The hospital's name, Diospi Suyana, means "we trust in God" in Quechua, the native language of the people it serves. It is a testament to their experience that with God the impossible can happen. The incredible conviction and profound faith of the Johns will refresh your heart and stir your spirit.

My thoughts:  Wow, this was quite a reading adventure! The story about two German medical students who dated--off and on--served on many different committees together and mission trips, and then later married and went to serve as medical missionaries to Peru. 

Written as a memoir, this book will engage the reader as if Dr. Klaus-Dieter John is sitting across the table from you, telling the story. A wildly popular book, as if the edition I have it is in it's 8th printing, and has been translated from the original German version into many different languages including the English version I have.  I seriously enjoyed this book... not because it's a missionary story, not because it's a true accounting of events, but because God really moved in ways that some would consider unbelievable, unless they themselves experienced it. Or if they read this honestly written accounting as a statement of fact. Faith. 

Don't miss I HAVE SEEN GOD. Recommended. 

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About the author: Klaus-Dieter John studied at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Johannesburg during his training as a surgeon. He and his wife Dr. Martina John, a pediatrician, have dedicated their lives to the establishment of the hospital in Peru.

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1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura!

Judy B