Sunday, November 30, 2014

Book: I Have Seen God

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.


I haven't quite finished this book, but only for lack of time, not interest!  Dr. John tells this story so matter of factly (and quite Germanly) that sometimes you have to stop for a minute and just think about what he's written and how amazing it is.  What most people would write for pages about he sums up in simple sentences, "Without God, this would have been impossible."

It's an awesome story of "coincidences" that worked together to bring relief to the native people of Peru, descendents of the Incas.  At times the story runs so fast you have trouble keeping up with the timeline, and it skips a bit here and there, but overall it's quite an easy read and you get the big picture of just how much was accomplished in a short period of time.  Especially considering the remoteness of this major project.

I highly recommend this!


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Klaus-Dieter John studied at the universities of Harvard, Yale, and Johannesburg during his training as a surgeon. He and his wife Dr. Martina John, a pediatrician, have dedicated their lives to the establishment of the hospital in Peru.

You can find more information at the Diospi Suyana website.

I received this book from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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