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  1. Jack Pike
    Middletown, CT
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctore Learning Lifes Greatest Lessons
    December 16, 2021
    Jack Pike
    Middletown, CT
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Best Gift is a wonderful followup book from Dr. Larimores earlier book The Best Medicine. There are many poignant stories of lifes joy and sadness in the middle of a family medicine practice in Florida. He writes about the closeness that is a blessing in small town life, something that seems to be slipping away today, even in neighborhoods.

    Dr. Larimore is transparent to discuss a very difficult time in his marriage and Christian faith after the birth of his daughter, but it was joyfully restored by the grace and mercy of a loving God.

    It is a story of growing in life, medical practice and faith that is well worth the time to read.
  2. Gretchen Garrison
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Small town doctor learns lessons in Kissimmee Florida
    December 15, 2021
    Gretchen Garrison
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Being a spirit-filled believer is no excuse for practicing sloppy medicine," Dr. Brand told me. "If you want patients to pay attention to your faith, you must first pay attention to your work."

    This is the second book that I have read by Dr. Larimore, and I think I enjoyed it even more because I knew what to expect. He is a storyteller. While the book is non-fiction, it reads like fiction which means it is an easy and enjoyable read.

    This is also the second book set in Kissimmee, Florida. You could definitely read this book by itself, but the first book, The Best Medicine, does introduce several of the characters. I am sure I was able to follow easier since I had read that one first.

    The doctor does share stories of his patients from his practice thirty years ago. He also tells about different experiences that include such things as Florida history and Florida rodeo. Life lessons are intermixed in between, but because he has such a way with words, the result is that he sounds folksy rather than preachy. I enjoyed this book, and I hope he has another one planned in this series.

    I did receive a copy of this book, but I also purchased one. I wanted to review it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  3. KPMD
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Life changing reminiscences of faithful doctor
    November 30, 2021
    KPMD
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have loved reading more evocative stories of Dr. Walt Larimore from his newest book, The Best Gift. As a family physician myself, it was interesting to me to read how Dr. Walt would explain medical terminology, conditions & procedures to his patients with reassurance & in ways that they would understand.

    Dr. Larimore sets the example of seeking and providing mentorship, not only professionally, but for spiritual guidance, counseling to improve relationships and for living of life to its fullest. I enjoyed all of the down home country cowboy quips of wisdom passed along by cowboy Geech Partin, a mentor of Dr. Larimore. I appreciated Dr. Larimore sharing intimately of poignant life lessons in which love overcomes.
  4. aimeeu
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Small town nostalgia at it's best!
    November 23, 2021
    aimeeu
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was written in a very conversational tone that made it such a joy to read. Growing up in a small town, this brought back memories of our interactions with our family doctor and how much love was shared between him and the town. Thank you for writing such a great memoir that brought back all of the nostalgia!
  5. Boone43atc
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Got way more out of this than I imagined
    November 23, 2021
    Boone43atc
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I start reading books like "The Best Gift" and often wonder if it will be a little bit cheesy with these homespun tales. However, not far into the book I started feeling like I was listening to Garrison Keillor tell stories about Lake Wobegon. The difference was that these were real people, with real life joys, struggles and hardships that often needed a source of hope that doesn't come from within. The author does a great job of showing how sharing your spirituality or faith, can be done with humor and compassion, without being over bearing and threatening to those you are sharing with. Very well done. I will give this as a gift to my small group. I hope that they enjoy it as much as I did.
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