Heart of the Matter: A Devotional Guide to a Healthy Heartby Hilton Hudson II, , F.A.C.S., Angelique Walker-Smith
The Heart of the atter, a devotional guide for a health heart, is a guide to maintaining heart health while taking into context both the physical and spiritual needs of the reader. All of the importance science behind heart healh (healthy diets, foods, exercise, cholesterol levels, etc) are communicated in a medically accurate yet spiritual manor.This guide will lead the reader to heart health with the use of spiritual readings and exercised.
The revised edition of this bestselling book will contain the most cutting-edge information on cardiovascular disease, blood lipids, stroke, and medications and therapies available. It will contain a chapter specifically for women including how to recognize signs and symptoms.
All chapters will start with both a religous verse, such as from the Bible, and a short paragraph explaining how the science they are about to read is connected to the verse. This will be followed by a science section, followed by a short summary.
Meet the Author
Hilton M. Hudson II, M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Franciscan Physician's Hospital; National Ambassador, American Heart Association. Cardiovascular disease affects African-Americans in disproportionate numbers, but the number of board-certified heart surgeons of color is less than 40 nationwide. While Dr. Hudson has treated patients from all walks of life, he takes a certain pride in helping those in minority and under-served communities. A native of IN, he was given a key to the city of Indianapolis and is the recipient of the Governor's 2008 Indiana Black Expo Award.
R. Drew Smith is a visiting professor at Emory U and is Scholar-in-Residence at the Leadership Center at Morehouse College. He has held faculty appointments at Indiana U. and Butler U, visiting appointments at U of VA, U of South Africa, and Case Western Reserve U, and has served as the Dir. of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Indiana U, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in poli sci from Yale. Dr. Smith is also a Baptist minister.
The (Rev.) Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith is a television personality, inspirational preacher and speaker, church executive-minister-pastor active in her community, wife and mother. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to the Reverends Roosevelt and Geneva Walker. She entered Yale University Divinity School and completed her master's degree in divinity. Walker-Smith was the first African American woman to graduate from the Doctor of Ministry Program at Princeton Theological Seminary. As a child, she spent summers and holidays in the rural South in Alabama with her family.
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