Sunday, September 27, 2009

Beyond Reason by Gregg Korbon, M.D.

Gregg Korbon, who wrote this book, and John Evans, who painted the cover illustration, go to my church. It isn't a technical medical book like Gregg has written in the past. It's about what happened when his little boy collapsed and died at a Little League game and it's about miracles.

Gregg has put up a wonderful web site that tells more about the book and has forums where folks can share their own stories of loss and healing. Please check out


  1. We need more miracles, thanks for bringing my attention to this one.

  2. Hi First Carol! Thanks for commenting. (Sorry I didn't respond sooner.) This book touched me deeply because I went through a similar experience. If you know someone who has lost a child, give them this book as a gift. If you know someone who KNOWS someone who has lost a child, give them this book to read because it will help them be a better friend. <3<3<3

  3. Jewell,

    Oh wow, this gives such hope. Miracles do happen. But sometimes we don't know it until years later.


  4. Hi Melanie! Thanks so much for your comment.

    I hope folks will not only read the book but also check Gregg's web site and pass it on. You just never know when or how someone may be touched and uplifted by it. When your child dies, you are perceived as such a threat to other families that you find yourself set adrift by your former support system, as if you were floating further and further away from Planet Earth. To have relationships with other people you must keep your grief and your undying delight and love for your dead child a secret. It is perfectly acceptable to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, whom we don't even know, but it raises eyebrows to celebrate your dead child's birthday. People back away from you if you take her picture out of your wallet to show. When people innocently ask you how many children you have you must do some math and and give the answer as the sum of the living ones.

    In ancient times lepers were required to dress in rags, tinkle a bell and cry, "Unclean! Unclean!" as they moved among other citizens. Parents of dead children often find they are treated with the same revulsion.

    Our society can do better than this and I think Gregg's book and web site help address these issues. -J.H.