There is no doubt that Divine Intervention is a book worth reading. There is much inspiration to be drawn from it. Even a cynical skeptic like me can appreciate that there are phenomena that defy logical, rational, scientifically-backed explanation. Prayer, collective transfer of positive compassionate intention/energy, devotion to family, friends and the community at large, charity are deservedly highlighted throughout the book.
Because the book was written intermittently over a period of ten years, it does read quite choppy and disjointed in parts. While Jaymie’s illness is an integral part of the book, I feel that its exposition is too drawn out and timeline is confusing as a result; perhaps a chapter or two dedicated to it will suffice; otherwise, the book sometimes reads like a caretaker’s journal.
I found the chapters of the good doctor’s experiences with other patients quite moving. In particular, his willingness and selflessness to pray with his patients and strangers. In these instances, Dr. Angtuaco shines as not just a doctor, but a true healer and the gifted child of God that he is.