Nov 3, 2010

Raising the Dead by Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall

On October 20, 2006, a middle-aged auto mechanic, Jeff Markin, walked into the emergency room at the Palm Beach Gardens Hospital and collapsed from a massive heart attack. Forty minutes later he was declared dead. After filling out his final report, the supervising cardiologist, Dr. Chauncey Crandall, started out of the room. "Before I crossed its threshold, however, I sensed God was telling me to turn around and pray for the patient," Crandall explained.

With that prayer and Dr. Crandall's instruction to give the man what seemed one more useless shock from the defibrillator, Jeff Markin came back to life--and remains alive and well today.

But how did a Yale-educated cardiologist whose Palm Beach practice includes some of the most powerful people in American society, including several billionaires, come to believe in supernatural healing?

The answers to these questions compose a story and a spiritual journey that transformed Chauncey Crandall.


Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall IV is chief of the Cardiovascular Transplant Program at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens and is on staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Center. He has lectured nationally on topics including heart transplantation, preventive cardiology, healing, and cardiology health care of the elderly. He is the author of a new health and wellness newsletter from Newsmax.


If you have ever wondered if miracles still happen these days, you need to read Raising the Dead. This is the amazing story of a doctor who listened to God's quiet urging to pray for a man who had just died following a massive heart attack.

Dr. Crandall's life was changed forever, and the life of the man who came back to life is extraordinary. After this experience, Dr. Crandall does not keep his faith and his profession as separate parts of his life.

Not only does this book include exciting miracles of healing, but Dr. Crandall also shares the heart-wrenching story of his eleven year old son diagnosed with incurable leukemia. Watching a child die is something that no parent should have to endure, yet Dr. Crandall turned his devastation into his own personal mission to save one million souls.

Read this book, it just might change your world too!!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Raising the Dead from Hachette Books, in exchange for my review. I was not compensated for my thoughts.


  1. This sounds like an awesome book! I know that many believers strive to keep their faith and work life separate for fear of being a branded a zealot or a religious nutcase, but I believe that faith is intrinsic to everything we do, every day, and that there is a way to profess your faith in words and deed that won't feel forced on anyone else.

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  2. This sounds like a tough but inspirational book to read. Great review and I will put it on my list - I'm fascinated by this type of subject matter!