A Heart to Serve: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing

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Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist shares his unique experience as a heart transplant surgeon and U.S. senator inspiring people to make a difference wherever they are and whatever position they are in by helping others, risking failure, challenging the status quo, and above all, having a heart to serve. One of the brightest and most forward-thinking senators, Frist tackles controversial issues to offer feasible solutions. His simple philosophy for peace, for example, is service. "People don't usually go to ...

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Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist shares his unique experience as a heart transplant surgeon and U.S. senator inspiring people to make a difference wherever they are and whatever position they are in by helping others, risking failure, challenging the status quo, and above all, having a heart to serve. One of the brightest and most forward-thinking senators, Frist tackles controversial issues to offer feasible solutions. His simple philosophy for peace, for example, is service. "People don't usually go to war against someone who helped save their children," Frist writes. "While the world often sees America's tougher side ... when people see America's more compassionate, humanitarian side, the barriers come down, and peace becomes a viable possibility." With heartfelt love for family and country, warmhearted humor, and a doctor's comforting tones, Frist writes openly about the values and experiences that shaped his life, and challenges and inspires everyone to find a place where they, too, can make a difference.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781599950167
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.27 (d)

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Senator Bill Frist, M.D., served as a senator for 12 years and was the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. He has practiced medicine for twenty years and is a pioneer surgeon in heart and lung transplantation. Dr. Frist now focuses his efforts on relief work around the world.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    Family Life, Practice of Medicine and Political Service - uplifting and enlightening read from Dr. Bill Frist

    I found this book to provide a wonderful portrayal of family relationships and values. These are the backdrop of the two most significant features of this book. First, page after page one beholds "a heart to serve" in the training for and the practice of medicine and specialities which is patient-centered. And Dr. Frist shares his insights and perspectives on the burning issues in health care in the U.S.A., with personal observation of the health care system in Great Britain and personal practice ot medicine in Africa. Second, as an outgrowth of his university training not only in medicine but also public policy, Dr. Frist demonstrates the desirability and value of "citizen legislators" in distinction from the common, long-term career politicians, and lays out critical ramifications.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2009

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    faith and service to ones country

    "a heart to serve" is a very hard to put down bestseller. it is writtion by senator william (bill) frist who is the senates only doctor and he ran for president at one time but he has had a long medical career were he has helped many people heal their lifes and this very fasinating book also shows how a humble politican and doctor puts his faith into action
    this book is recamended by lawmakers on both sides of the asile aswell as bono from u2 and franklin graham billy grahams son. great gift idea for a friend or family member or your family doctor

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