Read Excerpts from Dr. Shuch’s Books:
In 2003, I published my first book, Doctor, Be Well: Integrating the Spirit of Healing with Scientific Medicine. It is a book written for doctors, patients, and caregivers. In it, I have put together a framework for understanding how modern medicine and alternative and complementary health care practices fit together, and I have tried to convey how doctoring can be a path to the growth of the Spirit. The book has been well received in both the mainstream and the alternative health communities.
- Click here for a list of endorsements. Doctor, Be Well is available for purchase from the book’s homepage where you can read the introduction.
- But if you click here, you can read an excerpt that is not available elsewhere. It is the complete text and artwork from what I consider the heart of the book, Chapter 23, entitled, “Attention”.
In 2005, my second book came out. The Charm Carver is an allegory on healing and the growth of the soul. Unlike Doctor, Be Well, The Charm Carver is written as a work of literary fiction, meant for the broadest possible audience. It is a story about Simon, a charm carver, told through the reminiscences of Madeline, a woman near the end of her life, reflecting upon her early memories. The Charm Carver is available for purchase from the book’s homepage. Click here to read the first three chapters of The Charm Carver.