AdventHealth Press Scalpel Moments


If there is something, anything
that gets between you and God,
then whatever it is,
it needs to be cut away.
It needs a scalpel moment.

-Dr. Benjamin Reaves

Is there something in your life you'd be better off without? A relationship causing you pain? Circumstances pressing you down? Something separating you from your Maker? Maybe you need a scalpel moment.

This is not a book about medical care, but spiritual care. A description and prescription of those times when God steps in - like a skilled surgeon - and cuts something from our life. While it may be painful at the time, and may even cause us to question God's love, a scalpel moment is actually an act of grace.

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The painful truth is that many of our lives are overgrown with the unimportant. So seize this opportunity, this scalpel moment, and allow the Great Physician to not just cut out what needs to be removed but, with creative power and grace, fill you with faith and trust.

Drawing on his own experiences over a lifetime of walking with God, as well as those of Biblical characters, Dr. Reaves explains how God can use Scalpel Moments - moments of painful awareness, disturbing clarity, or sorrowful regret - to remove those things in our lives that hold us back from being the best we can be.

The question is, will you allow God to remove what holds you back?

"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." 1 Peter 5:10 ESV

A portrait picture of author Benjamin Reaves

About the Author

For more than 50 years Dr. Benjamin Reaves has served as a distinguished preacher, teacher, speaker, and leader. He is known the world over for his ability to challenge and inspire through his powerful messages. After many years of ministry work - in the pulpit, in academia, and in the corporate world - Dr. Reaves' words are being collected for the first time in book form.

Dr. Reaves serves as Special Advisor for Mission and Ministries to the President of AdventHealth - the largest Protestant not-for-profit healthcare system in America. Previously, he served as president of Oakwood College and was a featured speaker for 21 years on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club television broadcast.

Publishing Information

Pages: 224 pages

Language: English

Available in eBook and audiobook at your favorite online store

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