New Xulon Memoir Looks Back at a Lifetime of Hard Work, Blessings

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Spurlin, M.D., offers wisdom about achieving the ‘American dream’ and more

From Poor Farm Boy to Physician: An Autobiography

Readers will be able to see how I overcame poverty and sickness to achieve my childhood dream of being a family physician.

With humility and a dash of humor, Richard J. Spurlin, M.D., tells his captivating and true life story in From Poor Farm Boy to Physician: An Autobiography, ($14.99, paperback, 9781498427203; $7.99, e-book, 9781498427210). The new book urges its readers to work to achieve any honorable endeavor. Dr. Spurlin has spent a lifetime of serving mankind with integrity, and great success has followed; he believes that the same results can be obtained when others adopt the principles that he has found to be fruitful.

“The book tells how I was able to achieve the American dream,” states the author. “Readers will be able to see how I overcame poverty and sickness to achieve my childhood dream of being a family physician. All things are possible when we are willing to give God the glory for the things He has done in our lives.”

Richard J. Spurlin, M.D., was born in rural south Alabama before there were hospitals for birthing. His father tragically died when the author was four days old leaving him, three older sisters, and his mother without a source of income. There were no welfare checks in that time in history. Despite the adversity of having to overcome poverty, sickness, and anguish, the author was able to become a respected family doctor in Opp, AL. Dr. Spurlin gives all credit and glory to God for providing the opportunity to have the experiences that led to his success as a family physician.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order From Poor Farm Boy to Physician: An Autobiography through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Richard J. Spurlin, M.D.
Email: RJSMD(at)oppcatv(dot)com

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