Books – Details and How to Order


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I) Autobiographical Books

1) Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor’s First Year of Practice (2002)

Captivating stories of how a young doctor’s first year of medical practice in the Smoky Mountains shaped his practice of life and faith. The little mountain hamlet of Bryson City, North Carolina, offers more than dazzling vistas. For Walt Larimore, a young “flatlander” physician setting up his first practice, the town presents its peculiar challenges as well. With the winsomeness of a James Herriott book, Bryson City Tales sweeps you into a world of colorful characters, the texture of Smoky Mountain life, and the warmth, humor, quirks, and struggles of a small country town. It’s a world where the family doctor is also the emergency physician, the coroner, and the obstetrician, and where wilderness medicine is part of the job, search-and-rescue calls in the national forest are a way of life, and the next patient just may be somebody’s livestock or pet. Bryson City Tales is the tender and insightful chronicle of a young man’s rite of passage from medical student to family physician. Laughter and adventure await you in these pages, and lessons learned from Bryson City’s unforgettable residents. Including a surprising first delivery …


2) Bryson City Seasons: More Tales of a Doctor’s Practice in the Smoky Mountains (2004)

Welcome to Bryson City, a small town tucked away in a fold of North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains. The scenery is breathtaking, the home cooking can’t be beat, the Maroon Devils football team is the pride of the town, and you won’t find better steelhead fishing anywhere. But the best part is the people you’re about to meet in the pages of Bryson City Seasons.In this joyous sequel to his bestselling Bryson City Tales, Dr. Walt Larimore whisks you along on a journey through the seasons of a Bryson City year. On the way, you’ll encounter crusty mountain men, warmhearted townspeople, peppery medical personalities, and the hallmarks of a simpler, more wholesome way of life. Culled from the author’s experiences as a young doctor settling into rural medical practice, these captivating stories are a celebration of this richly textured miracle called life. The whole book is delightful.


3) Bryson City Secrets: Even More Tales of a Doctor’s Practice in the Smoky Mountains (2006)

More enchanting tales of the people and events that shaped a young doctor’s life and faith during his early practice in the Smoky Mountains … There are places in Bryson City where the smell of home cooking is a little too tempting for an empty stomach. Don’t, for instance, pass the Fryemont Inn when the windows are open―not unless you plan to come inside and enjoy fresh-baked rolls, gourmet cooking, and an owner who is as warm and inviting as the food. She’s just one of the friendly faces you’ll meet in Bryson City Secrets. Told with winsome humor and deep affection, Bryson City Secrets is a story-lover’s delight, continuing Dr. Walt Larimore’s reminiscences of his early years of country medical practice. Pull up a chair and feast on this rich fare of Smoky Mountain personalities, highland wisdom, and all the tears, laughter, tenderness, faith, courage, and misadventures of small-town life.


II) Health and Wellness Books

4) 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People: Becoming and Staying Highly Healthy (2002)

A must-have resource for pursuing wellness, coping with illness, and developing a plan to care for the health needs of life. For Yourself and those you love. Expert, current, and full of surprises. Medically reliable. Biblically sound. 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People is like having your very own health mentor to guide you in your total health picture, from treating illness and navigating the health care system to developing a proactive approach to vibrant health. You’ll see how to balance the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual parts of your life to help you achieve maximum health. Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, you can become healthy-highly healthy. · The 10 principles in this book have made a life-changing-and in many cases a life-saving-difference for countless people. They can for you, too.


5) Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook (with Dónal O’Mathúna) (2001)

The definitive resource on Alternative Medicine for Christians. Herbal remedies, supplements, and alternative therapies- Their specific uses–which ones really work (and which ones don’t)–what to watch out for Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health–clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments–truths and fallacies about supernatural healing–and much, much more. In today’s health-conscious culture, options for the care and healing of the body are proliferating like never before. But which ones can you trust? Some are effective, some are useless, some are harmful. Some involve forms of spirituality that the Bible expressly forbids. Others that are truly helpful have been avoided by some Christians who draw inaccurate conclusions about them. Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Here, at last, is the detailed and balanced coverage of alternative medicine that you’ve been looking for. Professor and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, Ph.D., and national medical authority Walt Larimore, M.D., draw on their extensive knowledge of the Bible and their medical and pharmaceutical expertise to answer the questions about alternative medicine that you most want answered-and others you wouldn’t have thought to ask.


5) Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook (with Dónal O’Mathúna) (2006)

Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine―and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask.


6) Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You (with Phillip Bishop) (2019)

To stay fit over 50, you don’t need to be an expert on health. You need essential, practical, and accurate information from people who are experts. Doctors Walt Larimore and Phillip Bishop want to give you truthful and trustworthy advice to help you separate fact from wishful thinking and to identify misconceptions when you see them.   
 
Take control of your overall well-being with tips to help improve your health in four key areas:

  • Physical — learn proven principles for effective weight loss, exercise, and nutrition
  • Emotional — keep your mind sharp and better manage your emotions
  • Relational — stay connected to others and build a stronger sense of community
  • Spiritual — improve your relationship with God

 When you apply these easy-to-follow and scientifically sound strategies, you’re more likely to reap the many benefits of living well and staying healthy.