Gold Mine Processing Associate Eric Brown recommends Lying Awake by Mark Salzman.
Lying Awake is ultimately a story about faith.
It’s a present day tale of a nun, Sister John of the Cross, in a Carmelite monastery near Los Angeles. She discovers that she has epilepsy but is troubled that the remedy for her illness will interfere with her spirituality.
Mark Salzman wrote the story with a simple narrative and with an emphasis on prayer. He describes Sister John’s dilemma with sensitivity and with flashbacks of religious life. This story is a poignant reminder of the connection between religion, faith, love, and healthcare.
This book transported me back in time to when my father was in the hospital shortly before his passing. It reminded that healthcare workers are caring and supporting their patient’s families as much as they are the patient.