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Robert Lesslie’s story collection Angels in the ER was called “a chronicle of mankind at its best” by actor Richard Thomas. Readers have agreed—the book has sold over 125,000 copies! Now, in Angels on Call, Dr. Lesslie chronicles more incidents and people from his 25 years in the ER.This fast-paced, inspiring, and thought-provoking volume reveals many nurses, doctors, patiRobert Lesslie’s story collection Angels in the ER was called “a chronicle of mankind at its best” by actor Richard Thomas. Readers have agreed—the book has sold over 125,000 copies! Now, in Angels on Call, Dr. Lesslie chronicles more incidents and people from his 25 years in the ER.This fast-paced, inspiring, and thought-provoking volume reveals many nurses, doctors, patients, and friends to be “angels” in their own way. Readers will be captivated as they meet…patients who choose life despite difficult circumstancespeople whose condition of body—or soul—demands split-second actionfathers, mothers, and children as they triumph over difficultyindividuals who embrace hope—for themselves and othersWoven throughout is a question: Are we “on call”—are we available—to help others? Readers will be inspired to consider this question as they share intimate joys and struggles of people just like them....

Title : Angels on Call: Inspiring True Stories from the ER
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ISBN : 9780736927406
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Angels on Call: Inspiring True Stories from the ER Reviews

  • Zofia
    2018-11-09 03:16

    A fairly light read, with a few stories that were quite touching. I enjoyed this book.

  • Brenda
    2018-10-24 03:32

    Angels on Call is a collection of stories written by Dr.Robert D. Lesslie, MD, describing some of the experiences and the people he met while working as an E.R. doctor in a busy hospital in Rock Hill, SC.With each story that you read in this book, you will experience different emotions. Whether Dr. Lesslie is telling us of a man who has just committed double homicide, and then tried to slit his wrists, or telling us of a child who just might have a brain tumor, he describes each of the situations in such a way to make you feel as if you are actually experiencing the drama going on in his ER, his descriptions portray such real emotion and feelings you can't help but be touched by the emotions that he felt. He looks at each of his patients as individuals. It comes across very strongly that he actually cares about his patients, and does everything in his power for them, his compassion and kindness literally jump off the page at you. Along with the drama of the ER you also get a glimpse of Dr. Lesslie's prankish nature, there are a few stories where we get a glimpse of some of the pranks that he would play on co workers that were really amusing, giving us a further glimpse of his very down to earth personality.This is a book full of life lessons, the biggest one being how fragile life really is. The Bible verses paired with each story will help you find peace, and remind you that God puts angels where we need them.A wonderful book that will make you laugh one minute and cry the next, with stories and people you wont soon forget. If you have lost your faith in God and mankind read this book and you will realize that there are still kind, caring people in this world.Reviewed for Readers Favorite

  • Kristin
    2018-11-10 04:31

    I read Lesslie's first book about his work in the ER and was thrilled to find this sequel in stores. Lesslie takes his experiences in the ER and breaks them down into chapters with an ultimate message and pieces of scripture to open and close each, but it's not a 'preachy' book at all as the messages are universal. The book hits emotional highs and lows, laughs and tears, and sadly ends too quickly. That's the only downside of the book, that I wanted more, but I can certainly hope for a third installment.While not stated as in other medical books I read, I suspect names were changed in Lesslie's tales, because one chapter involves his treating of a patient who murdered 2 well-loved members of the community and is ultimately executed for the crimes. Lesslie adequately describes the persona of this man, but I tried a search to see if the image he painted in my mind matched the real thing, but I couldn't find any news articles with the names given. Also, the chapters are structured by message instead of chronology. He opens the book with his college-age son shadowing him for a day in the ER and it was not difficult to picture the whole book happening at this stage of Lesslie's life, though he does use flashback for stories that are obviously from his earlier days in practice.All in all, a wonderful book, and as I said, I look forward to a 3rd installment.

  • Gaile
    2018-11-13 09:44

    An ER doctor describes his experiences in the emergency room. This one is often funny but also tragic. I am always interested in a peek into the medical profession.

  • Danielle
    2018-11-01 03:21

    These types of books I enjoy; easy to read, interesting stories.

  • Brandi
    2018-10-30 10:33

    As a student in nursing, I absolutely loved this collection of ER stories. They all touched a special place in my heart.

  • Camiwar
    2018-11-10 05:22

    I enjoyed this book simply because of my own experience working in the ER. I expected it to be more uplifting than it was -- some stories were simply tragic, which is reality, of course.

  • Gail
    2018-10-25 02:36

    Touching human stories.

  • Deanna Peshl
    2018-11-13 04:39

    Same as first book. As an ER nurse I can relate on all levels. Well written and interesting, although I have no clue how Dr. Lesslie kept track of dates and times so well.

  • Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
    2018-10-25 05:40

    A great collection of ER stories.my only complaint was his prctically jokes which seemed mean and not very funny

  • Fabienne Gassmann
    2018-11-06 04:40

    You must read it for yourself, good

  • Dad
    2018-11-12 08:33

    Good read fast reading great quotes.