|The Ultimate Prescription: What the Medical Profession Isn’t Telling You
By Dr. James L. Marcum, M.D., with Charles Mills / Tyndale House
How does God become part of the healing process? What’s the truth about health care? Answering these questions and more from a biblical viewpoint, cardiologist Marcum explains what he believes is wrong with our current health care system; how to get back on track; how the spiritual dimension of our well-being is often ignored; and more. 225 pages, softcover from Tyndale.
My Review: This book made me think a lot about my health and how I live. Dr. Marcum using the Creation story to identify key elements in our lives. Everything from the importance of drinking water to our need for a healthy amount of sunlight. Throughout the book he points to a single source, our Creator God. Using examples of life in the Garden of Eden he drives home that as Americans we eat too much processed foods, fats, and we donâ€™t drink nearly enough water.
There is a lot of practical advice in this book. Things that I want to apply to my life, however, there were some things that I struggled with or maybe would like more information. Although, the author never came out and said donâ€™t eat meat, there was definitely an underlying message. I would have liked to see him take into consideration the dietary restrictions provided in the Law or even look at what the dietary habits of Jesusâ€™ day were.
If you are looking for a book with practical ideas on how to improve your health this is a good book to read. As a cardiologist, Dr. Marcum sees on a regular basis what our dietary habits of today do to the human body.
I received this book from the publisher but am under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.
Give Away: Iâ€™m giving away the copy I received from the publisher. Itâ€™s still in great condition. Fill out the form below and Iâ€™ll pick a winner on January 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM PST.