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  • Nov 12, 2009
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Part story, part self-help, part therapy, The Rest of Health, is a complete prescription for rethinking your life.

Written by a married couple, a medical doctor and a licensed therapist, the book is a compilation of their experience, wisdom and faith.

The fictional account of a marriage made up of individuals with issues that collide teaches coping techniques and stress killing better choices. The integrated recipe or prescription would be enough to help the average struggler to get beyond some of the pitfalls that make for an unfulfilled life. Though those with serious issues probably won't find enough help within the pages to fix major life trauma this book can offer the answers to questions that unhappy folks may not even know to ask. 

The fiction gets a bit preachy at times, and the point of view is omniscient, so as fiction goes the story is not compelling escapism. But the idea to put dry facts within a story to get points and examples across to an audience is a great idea. This book would be a great small group study.

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December 09, 2009
You're a great writer! Why not try your hand at authoring, if you haven't already? Glad you liked our book. We're getting excellent reviews, for similar factors that you liked. It's fun to read and easy to learn through the story and interactive components. Yes, it's hard not to be preachy when the lead character goes to a church service to hear a sermon, and also visits with the pastor separately. But overall, that's the first we've heard that comment. Others have commented the opposite--that it's not preachy, even though it covers some spiritual ideas. We did design it for small group or book clubs, as well as individuals. To our surprise, a lot of couples are reading it together. Thanks for your review, Kelly!
December 09, 2009
Thanks for your kind words, I think this book is a valuable resource if those who read it would read it for personal change and growth rather than for the hope of growth and change for their partner. : ) .
 
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ISBN-10: 1933204966
ISBN-13: 978-1933204963
Publisher: VMI Publishers

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