I Have Seen God

I Have Seen God
by Klaus-Dieter John
Monarch Books
Retail Price $16.99
Amazon Price: $13.19

Book Description: 

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.

Review

I love true stories of God working in amazing ways in the lives of His people.  I’ve read several biographies of George Muller and my heart races when I read about how God met the needs for his projects over and over again.  This book  recounts a modern day story of God’s miraculous provision at just the right time in lives of the Doctors John and the hospital they built in the Andes Mountains.  We get a lot of the back story on what brought them to the point of giving up their lucrative medical careers to meet the needs of the poorest of the poor.  Though their story is inspiring, the author does not sugar coat the work and gives us a glimpse at the setbacks and trials they faced as they persevered until their dream came true.  I Have Seen God is must reading for anyone with a desire to know more of the reality and power of a Living God.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

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