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40 Minutes with God, Revised Edition

40 Minutes with God, Revised Edition

40 Minutes with God, Revised Edition

Spiritual Journey of a Surgeon

  • By: Vinod Kumar Nigam, Siddharth Nigam

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ISBN: 9788130917214

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2015

Pages: 234

Size: 140 x 216 mm

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide


“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.?"
—Larry Dossey, MD, Author of Healing Words and the  Power of Premonitions, Dallas, Texas, USA

“I am impressed by this book. Treat yourself to marvelous adventure and inspirational experience by reading this book.”
—Harold G. Koenig, MD, Author of the bestseller The Healing Power of  Faith, North Carolina, USA

“...You sound like me. I know several patients who prayed or left their troubles to God and healed their cancers.”
—Bernie Siegel, MD, Author of the bestseller Love, Medicine and Miracles, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

“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.”
—The Times of India

“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.”
—Hindustan Times

40 Minutes with God is an extremely well-written book. I feel that spirituality is very supportive to the patient's needs, the results are encouraging to the people. When you have a medical problem yourself and there is not much hope, then reading this gives encouragement to you both physically and mentally. The present day realization that the scientific medicine and religious beliefs are both required together in unison for treatment and cure of the sickness, they are not against each other.”
—Mr. Robert G. Harrison, The Asswin Project in India, (U.K. Registered NGO) For Welfare of Animals

40 Minutes with God in a simple manner advocates the theory of spirituality as an aid to modern medical science. Dr. Nigam's effort is to spread the knowledge that science and spirituality go together and are complementary and medical practitioners need to use both in their treatment.”
—Vasant Sathe, Former Union Minister

40 Minutes with God is an outstanding book about health and spirituality. It deals well with healing and spirituality. We, Arabs, as Muslims are God-fearing and believe in healing with God's blessing. Prayers to God, we believe, are always answered. This book, I am sure will put confidence in people and patients and will help in healing and recovery.”
—Dr. Ahmed Salem Al-Wahishi, Ph. D, Ambassador (Retd.), Chief Relation Officer, Arab League, in New Delhi

"40 Minutes with God is the most valuable research work of Dr. Nigam. He has proved, through real case histories, how science and spirituality complement each other. The book carefully and creatively presents techniques, developed by Dr Nigam for health and healing, that anyone can use for treatment of certain acute and chronic diseases. 40 Minutes With God is not yet another simple advisory but a self-help book. Read on to find a real connection between the body, mind and spirituality."
—Dr. K.B.L. Mathur, Former Economic Advisor, Government of India


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.

Target Audience:

Professionals in medical fraternity, professionals in the spirituality world i.e., priest etc. and general readers.



PART I •  Minutes With God • Introduction • Aawahan • Prayer • How Prayer Works • Science of Prayer • Prayers About: Wisdom • Happiness • Peace • Health • Blessings • Prayers For: Self   • Family and Friends • An Unknown Person • A Person You Don?t Like • A Sick Person • Meditation in Motion: What is Meditation • Physiology of Meditation • Medical Benefits of Meditation • Benefits of Meditation in Children • Techniques of Meditation • Types of Meditation • Best Form of Meditation • Visualisation in Motion: What is Visualisation • Physiology of Visualisation • Basic Technique of Visualisation • Self-introspective Spiritual Visualisation (SSV) • Advanced Visualisation Technique • Guided Visualisation in Motion for Body • Visualisation in Motion for the Soul • Surgery, Meditation and Visualisation • Retrospection of the Last  Hours • Daily Awakening • Thanksgiving • When and Why Prayers Fail • PART II • Dr Nigam's Technique for Health and Healing • Introduction • Neurophysiology of the Technique • Hypothesis of Dr Nigam's Technique • Dr Nigam's Technique for Treatment of: Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) • Hypertension • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders  • Stress • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) • Wound Healing • Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) • Glaucoma • Backache • Constipation • Ulcerative Colitis • Migraine • Depression • Tumour and Malignancy • Views of Medical World About Health, Medicine and Spirituality • Epilogue Books Recommended for Further Reading.


About the Authors:

 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. SIDDHARTH 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.


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