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

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  638 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
Bestselling author Dr. Robert Lesslie offers inspiring true stories of everyday "angels"-friends, nurses, doctors, patients, even strangers who offer love, help, and support in the midst of trouble. This immensely popular book is a reminder that hope can turn emergencies into opportunities and trials into demonstrations of God's grace.
ebook, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Harvest House Publishers
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Hana Candelaria
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Marlee Nicholson
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Angie crosby
Sep 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
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.
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.
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Joan Osborne
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring. Challenges you to be the best person, the best hums. Being you can be.
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
3.5 stars. Interesting for those who like the medical world. I like how the author brings in some spiritual aspects.
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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

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  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Katrina Lantz
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book did not find it as gripping or captivating as other books I have read on this subject.
the book gives a scripture reading and then tells a story about his time in the ER. I don't know why, but especially in the first half of the book, the stories just interesting as they could have been. The second half of the book was better, so keep reading. Some of the stories in this half of the book were like reading about family and you wonder what happened next....after people left the
This was a great book. It's about the author and his experiences as an ER doctor. With each chapter, readers are taught new things and/or are reminded of certain things.

One of the things I think this book makes a point of is that "angels" are people who help out when it is needed. And with this book we are taught that angels can be anyone and the deed can be anything; from a smile to giving hot food to a homeless person. Angels aren't just a biblical thing. They are in our everyday lives whethe
Deanna Peshl
As a nurse who works in the ER, I can of course appreciate the content. It was relatively well written and kept my interest. The only problem is that I read before bed, and found myself dreaming of work when I fell asleep due to the content. The stories were great, just not much resolution. Each chapter has a theme scripture but other than that I felt like I was just reading about my job. Not to say I didn't enjoy it-us ER junkies never get tired of the craziness.
Jun 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall an enjoyable book to pick up and put down as needed. As an RN whose first love is the ER, I could relate to the circumstances and it made me think of people who I met while working that could be considered angels. I hope I was one! I'm generously giving it 4 stars, not that there was any reason I didn't like it, it was fine, just not the compelling read that would make me bump it higher.
Jeffiner Singleton
A sweet lady in my ward handed me this and said "This is a book I think you'll enjoy!" knowing that my hubby is an ER doc. She was right. It's kind of a collection of stories, each one illustrating a different lesson to be learned or Christian virtue. It made me love my husband that much more. His is certainly a job where he has many opportunities to play the role of the Good Samaritan to someone who is in desperate need.
Becky Morlok
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't remember how I came across this series of books by an ER physician in Rock Hill, SC. Given my son is considering ER as a current med student at MUSC, I wanted to learn more about his world and what it might look like in the future. I can only hope he's as dedicated and gifted as Dr. Lesslie. He shares special stories, the essence of what we would all want in our physicians whether in the ER or not.
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great little book. This is a fast read and very inspiring. It also makes me think twice about how I behave around a doctor. They are real people and have real emotions. We expect them to be proffessional and curtious all the time, when in fact they are working just as hard as us to control themselves. I loved all of the stories. Just a caution, there are a few about children that may make you angry or sad. Took me about a day to read this book.
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This was written by an ER doctor. He describes his experiences of working in the ER. The descriptions of the patients and staff he works with is outstanding. There was some spirituality in this book but no enough to put off readers. I really think it is an outstanding book. I was looking for something light to read and picked it off my bookshelf. This only took me a day to read and was very absorbing. There are three other titles by this same author that I intend to get.
Mandy Huot
Nov 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this book, but then again, I love these types anyway. But in regards to the book, it reminds me of an ER version of Chicken Soup for the Soul, because it highlights special cases this doctor has encountered, the funny ones, downright weird ones, and the sad ones. Excellent gift for anyone in or going into the EMS, nursing or firefighting fields.
Sandra Strange
This book tells the stories not of supernatural angels, but of patients, doctors, and nurses who in their attitudes and actions prove themselves to be angels. The ER doctor narrating these stories for the most part experienced by him is patently Christian, and the stories themselves ARE inspirational because they reveal courage and grace in the face of death.
Susan Kasza
This book is a compilation of short stories, collected over many years of Dr. Lesslie's ER work. Some are funny, some are poignant, and all provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the patients that come through an emergency room. However, the title is a little misleading. Only the last story is about "angels" in the ER, and some of the stories involved the opposite of "angels".
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