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Angels in the ER: Inspiring True Stories from an Emergency Room Doctor

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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
Paperback, 276 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Harvest House Publishers
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Sarah Grace Grzy
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hana Candelaria
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book by accident, while searching for something else. Because I was intrigued by the title and the fact that it's written by a doctor, I decided to download it to my Kindle. I just finished a couple evenings of delightful reading, and highly recommend the book.
Each chapter is prefaced by an easily digestible passage from scripture, which forms the theme for the real-life stories that follow. This author doesn't inundate the reader with technical language, and writes with great comp
Angie crosby
I wanted to like this, I really did. And some of the stories were good, but overall this book was just boring and flat. It wasn't inspiring. It fell way short of that for me.
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
True stories of a ER doctor. Very fantastic read. Has 2 others that are Angels on call and Angels on the Night shift. Highly recommend. Always want to buy them for my brother as a gift who is a prolific non fiction reader. One of these days.
Marlee Nicholson
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Angels in the ER is an eye-opening account of the experiences of an emergency room doctor. Dr. Robert Lesslie shares his personal stories of what he has seen and learned over his years in this position. This variety of stories allows the reader to witness the intensity of the emergency room, along with the tragedy, heartbreak, oddities, extreme situations and miracles that take place there daily. The stories range from those of auto accidents, patients with persistent heart failure, freak incide ...more
Frances Edwina
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eddi in Florida

Angels in the ER is a first hand actual observations of the Dr. turned author, Robert Lesslie.
Each chapter contains the highlights of a visit to the ER of different people and the interactions and reactions of the staff of Rocky Hill ER. we seen through Dr. Leslie eyes.
Each chapter begins and ends with a relatable quotation. Many are from the Bible.
I would strongly recommend that everyone entering or in the medical profession read this book.. You don't want to get so busy or gree
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My dream is to work in the ER as a nurse.
Dr. Lesslie showed over 30 years of his experience in the ER. Some of them are cruel and sad, and some of them are unbelievable and speechless.
It will definitely make you interesting and thrilled if you are working or will work in health science field. Worth it.
Don Glass
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous book containing very challenging and uplifting stories of medical personnel dedicated to helping others during a traumatic time in their lives.
The genuine caring attitude of the author shines through every page. Humble, professional and dedicated!
Great respect for the Author.
Connie Willenburg
Inspirational and thought -provoking

This book provides a peek inside people's lives and how we all have the same basic needs. It's also a reminder to enjoy your loved ones at every opportunity, because life could change in the blink of an eye.
Joyce Schlosser
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the book.Interesting from.1st to last page.

Loved the book.Very interesting! I was sorry when I was finished.Wanted more! Spiritually and medically fasinating.Would love to read his other books
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
The title and cover intrigued me so I decided to read it. I loved the use of scripture at the beginning and ending of each chapter. The stories weren't quite what I was expecting, but it was still enjoyable to read. The last few chapters of the book were the strongest from my point of view.
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Exceptional accounts of various challenging patients, their behaviors and diagnostic challenges; staff behaviors and challenges and many rewards of jobs well done. I enjoyed this book and the author's style.
Ezette Palmer
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
phenomenal read. intriguing. funny. Dr. Lesslie is charismatic, witty and relatable. it’s as if you sat down with him for lunch and a friendly chat. puts everything into perspective.
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book to a degree restored my faith in humanity.
Joan Osborne
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Inspiring. Challenges you to be the best person, the best hums. Being you can be.
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
3.5 stars. Interesting for those who like the medical world. I like how the author brings in some spiritual aspects.
Carol Mowbray
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ER medicine

I loved this book. Well written stories of happenings in an er. It is a very meaningful book. Please read
Anna Kuyers
Love this quick and easy read which explains the challenges of being an E.R. doc.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is an inspiration. I found myself closing the book after each chapter to let the words sink in. Each of Dr. Leslie's experiences gave me fresh perspective and a renewed sense of purpose in my own clinical practice. Now I give this book as a gift to many of my medical friends because the lessons that this book holds are so very valuable. Bravo.
Toph White
Not really preachy. A decent memior.
Nov 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like reading true medical stories
I picked this book up from a general store in Lancaster in early November. The store had a strong Christian theme, and the title of the book lead me to believe it too would be focused primarily on the Christian views of the doctor. I'm not opposed to Christianity in my books, and in fact some of my favorite books involved religion, it's just that I know so little about it, that my ignorance if you will makes it difficult to enjoy the book if it is too relgious. Though I did not like the last med ...more
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book Angels in the ER. Ir was a great book! It was great for two main reasons. One is I loved the real stories and second I loved the medical refrence. I will give you and idea of this book and why I would definetly reccomend this book.
First is the real stories. I loved the real stories! They were crazy and intense. The book includes stories of patients and their side of the stories. It showed a lot of emotion and you can almost feel the pain they are in. The writing is very descip
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it

I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did, I pretty much chose this book at random from a pick of ER genre books. It was really well written and kept me interested throughout. Although it was really short, it took me a while to get through it bc SCHOOL!! But it consisted of a lot of quick short stories shedding light on the author's experiences as a ER doctor. I mean in that sort of situation, I'd think it's almost crucial to have faith in something bigger then yourself. So that you remai
Victoria Heflin
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a collection of heart wrenching, tear jerking, warm feeling stories that reassured my faith once again... I work in an Emergency Room, I have seen first hand life, death, and everything in-between. In near death experiences all my patients have told me the same thing..there was an angel with them in the their room with long hair and huge wings who stayed with them in the room, I have heard this so many times prior to reading this book...then while reading this book the patients have tol ...more
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was given to me by a friend and over all it made me think about a few things. I could pick up and put down . Seems easy to read . Loved most of the stories.
K.L. Lantz
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an uplifting and eye-opening book! Before reading, I could only guess what sort of things happened in the Emergency Room. This book serves as a sampling of the various circumstances that land people in the ER, and it also shows a sacred glimpse into the hearts of the angels who touch each other's lives in those corridors. Dr. Lesslie honors both doctors and nurses, paramedics and administrators, patients and companions. He marks some of the miracles he has experienced in his life (most of w ...more
Tina  Lewis
Aug 27, 2017 rated it liked it
After reading the first 2 chapters, I felt confused as to the point of the book. I hadn't read anything inspiring or humorous or touching. I continued to read chapter after pointless chapter, searching for something poignant to take to heart and make the book worthwhile. I felt like I was trapped at a cocktail mixer with a very boring physician who convinced himself that what he thought were peak-experience work-related stories were absolutely fascinating to everyone within earshot. I gave the b ...more
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Sometimes, you just need to read a book that helps you think better of people in general. A book that affirms there are generous and loving people who will help when help is needed. And for those reasons, I really liked this book. Are there quotes from the books I am going to remember? Not so much. Did this book change who I am? Again, not so much. But the book is full of stories about good people. I also appreciated the stories not getting bogged down in hospital politics, but staying focused o ...more
Page Wench
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A loosely organized collection of emergency room vignettes by an ER doctor that focuses on people's positive sides. There are some negative moments for contrast and, while the author doesn't sugar-coat too much, it's certainly not a hard-hitting look into life in an ER. It's mostly a sweet book that has the side effect of restoring your faith in humanity. There is a Christian overtone with most of the chapters beginning with a Bible verse and a few times in the text where belief in the Christian ...more
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
I am really interested in books about health/illnesses, both fiction and nonfiction. So when I accidentally came across this book at my local bookstore it really caught my attention! Each chapter in the book consists of a short story, sometimes multiple in one chapter. It's written by a true-life ER doctor and his personal encounters. I enjoyed the way he seemed to tie his chapters together by explaining/talking about certain things that maybe didn't have much of an importance in the chapter, bu ...more
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