This is really a how-to-book that goes beyond talking about spirituality and prayer and tells you how to make science and spirituality a part of your life. The two concepts are not at war, but actually complement each other. Mankind can truly progress only when spirituality and science learn to co-exist. Science and spirituality are both essential for one s well being. Examples mentioned in the course of this book are real case histories, but names of those involved have been changed to keep their identities confidential. These are meant to open the connecting door between spirituality and science for the reader.
Prayer is a universal phenomenon and advocated across religions as a means of communicating with God, the Supreme Power or creative force. It is prevalent in all cultures. Prayer has healing powers. Currently, in the era of body-mind medicine, doctors have begun to prescribe meditation along with drugs. This is a trend that is here to stay and, as the benefits become more and more visible, it will only become increasingly popular in the years to come. This belief forms a basis for this book.
DR. VINOD KUMAR NIGAM, M.S., FICS (USA), FIAGES, Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Apollo Clinic, Gurgaon, India. He is the author of a book on surgery The Essentials of Abdominal Wall Hernias. He is also the inventor of Window Operation for hydrocele, which has been published in various international journals and textbooks, besides Campbell s Urology . Today it is considered a standard procedure along with Jaboulay s and Lord s procedures for hydrocele. He has conducted laparoscopic surgery for over a decade after being trained at Nine Wells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. At present, he works as a Senior Consultant Surgeon in Gurgaon, India. Dr. Nigam s spiritual journey started while still in medical school, and since then, he has worked on a combination of medicine and spirituality for therapeutic effects. 40 Minutes With God is another step in that direction.
DR. SIDDHARHT NIGAM, MBBS, MS, Surgeon, Privat Hospital, Gurgaon, India. He has won several awards for research papers presented at various national and international conferences. He is currently working as Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Privat Hospital Gurgaon, India. He has keen interest in the relationship between spirituality and medicine. He is the co-author of the book The Essentials of Abdominal Wall Hernias.
Scientific evidence has confirmed the contribution of spirituality and prayer to health and longevity. No longer should people choose between the scientific and the spiritual , for these domains can come together in a beautiful complementarity. Dr. Vinod Nigam s splendid book shows how. This book is a window onto the medicine of the future: the union of the body, mind, and spirit and intellect, intuition, and inner knowing.
Source: Larry Dossey, MD, Author of Healing Words and the Power of Premonitions, Dallas, Texas, USA
Review 2 :
Prayer has tremendous power to heal. Dr. V.K. Nigam, a surgeon, prays to alleviate his patient s sufferings and cure them of chronic illnesses. In 40 Minutes with God, he shares his meditation techniques and shows how spirituality can breach the boundaries that limit traditional medicine. He does not rely on his skills with the scalpel alone, he prays for his patients. He is one of the few Indian doctors who has a medical technique patent to his name, that is Window Operation for Hydrocele.
Source: The Times of India
Review 3: Dr. Vinod Kumar Nigam, a laparoscopic surgeon, prays for his patients for forty minutes every morning and has found it quite fruitful. He is not alone as researchers substantiate the belief that prayers possess miraculous powers.
Source: Hindustan Times
This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 18 April, 2011.