Practice By The Book
A Christian Doctor's guide to Living and Serving
Has the joy gone out of your practice of medicine or dentistry? Has your calling become just a job? Ever wonder if your practice is making an eternal difference? Do the pieces of your life still fit together? Are you neglecting important areas of your life? Are you a workaholic or perhaps already burned out? Practice By the Book is just what the doctor ordered! In addition to their own contributions, Drs. Weir and Rudd have drawn on scores of years of experience by compiling content from more than a dozen Christian colleagues into a compendium that teaches doctors how to live a life guided by biblical principles. It covers the waterfront of life; from professional to personal–from character to money–from caring for the poor to caring for their families. This book is suitable for both individual and group study. Get your copy today!
Related Resource: Just Add Water DVD: Practice by the Book [Item Number: AV1154 ].
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Gene Rudd, MD and Al Weir, MD
Gene Rudd, MD, serves as Senior Vice President of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
Dr. Rudd is a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, and he has extensive experience as a director of a maternal-fetal medicine training program and in rural healthcare practice. He has garnered several awards including the Gorgas Medal, presented by the U.S. government for the most significant achievement in preventive medicine. As a spokesman for Christian healthcare professionals in America, Dr. Rudd has received national media coverage, including interviews with the Washington Post and People Magazine. Dr. Rudd has also conducted international programs with World Medical Mission, where he established the Christian Medical Mission of Russia. He directed the rehabilitation of the Central Hospital in Kigali, Rwanda. Dr. Rudd has also served in Belarus, Bosnia, Kazakhstan and India.
Dr. Rudd’s experiences provide rich illustrations for inspirational and educational presentations. Dr. Rudd has communicated what God is doing through Christian healthcare by speaking at seminars, conferences and churches.
After leaving academic medicine, Dr. Al Weir served in private practice at the West Clinic in Memphis, TN from 1991-2005 before joining the CMDA staff as Vice President of Campus and Community Ministries where he served for 3 years from 2005-2008.He is presently Professor of Medicine at University of Tennessee Heath Science Center and Program Director for their Hematology/Oncology fellowship program. Throughout his career, Dr. Weir has acted in many important leadership roles, including Internal Medicine Consultant for Eku Baptist Hospital in Eku, Nigeria from 1983-1985. He is past President of Albanian Health Fund, an educational ministry to Albania where he has been serving for 25 years. He is 2017-2019 president of the national Christian Medical & Dental Associations.
In addition to his specialties, Dr. Weir’s major area of interest is the practical aspect of living out the Christian life as a doctor.
He is the author of three books: When Your Doctor Has Bad News(Zondervan, 2003) and Practice by the Book(CMDA, 2005) and Whispers(CMDA 2015). He has contributed chapters for Handbook of Medicine in Developing Countriesand served as Editor for The Doctor’s Bible, collaboration between CMDA and Holman Bible Publishers. He and his wife, Becky have three children, four grandchildren and live in Germantown, Tennessee.