The Spirit of the Heart by Ismael Nuno

The Spirit of the Heart

The Spirit of the Heart
Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing
by Ismael Nuno
isbn 978-0985906108
Pub. date 10/12/12

Description: “Written by former leading cardiac surgeon Dr. Ismael Nuño – The Spirit of the Heart is a collection of heart-warming stories that resonate at the core of our humanness. Fixing “broken” hearts gave Dr. Nuño a unique and intimate view into the power of the heart. Over the years he learned that even while coming face to face with death and losing patients, there is a beauty that can exist, even in loss.Dr. Nuño graciously offers the insights he has gained from occupying a front-row seat at some of life’s most real and raw moments. Part memoir, part self-help – these tender stories teach us about what it means to be human, to be connected to others, to love, to live, to forgive.”

This is a beautiful collection of stories that can warm the heart.

The stories are short – most range from 2 to 5 pages. It’s easy to pick up when you have a few minutes and need some inspiration. Each of the stories stand alone. They don’t need to be read in order but can be, if that’s what you prefer.

Dr. Nuno’s book is written in a very tender and insightful way. As a doctor, I’m sure there are times that the author has to “turn off” his emotions as he deals with his medical duties professionally. In this book, he shows his human side as he empathizes with his patients and their families and learns from them. It is a two way street, with people learning from the doctor and the doctor learning from them.

The Spirit of the Heart was especially touching to me in light of my Dad’s recent passing. It can be helpful and enjoyable for anyone who has experienced loss or illness (that’s all of us, right?).

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45 comments for “The Spirit of the Heart by Ismael Nuno

  1. Jean Sagarese
    April 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    may donate it to the Cardiac Section of the hospital

  2. Linda Kish
    April 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I would love to read this book.

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  3. Christine W
    April 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I would love to win this book.

  4. sandra davis
    April 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    sounds like a book that would be great to read

  5. April 9, 2013 at 3:16 am

    love to win

  6. Angela Rhodes
    April 9, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Looks like a good book

  7. April 9, 2013 at 3:47 am

    sounds great!

  8. kathy pease
    April 9, 2013 at 4:21 am

    this sounds like a great read..thank you :)

  9. April 9, 2013 at 6:06 am

    It’s been a ruff 2 years for me with the loss of 14 family $ friends. I think I would enjoy reading this book. Sorry for your loss, it’s so hard loosing someone your that close to. May the Angels from heaven wrap their wings around you during this time of sorrow.

  10. susan smoaks
    April 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    i would like to read this!

  11. Liene
    April 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Please count me in.

  12. April 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Could use something to lift my spirits and hearing good stories tend to do that!

  13. Marc A
    April 10, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Sounds good

  14. Jane H
    April 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

    This looks like a wonderful read. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win it.

  15. Mary Mac
    April 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    A fantastic book to read.

  16. Michele Hunter
    April 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    This sounds very heartwarming.

  17. Mary Rok
    April 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Another great book giveaway.

  18. Melissa Tippie
    April 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I’d like to win the book “The Spirit of the Heart:” by Ismael Nuno. I love to read! Thanks

  19. Lori Walker
    April 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm


  20. Nancy
    April 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I love to read!

  21. Belinda Shaw
    April 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I’d really enjoy this great book!

  22. Carolyn Colley
    April 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    sounds like a good read

  23. Danielle Murgia
    April 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I love to read. This sounds like a good book.

  24. Mippy
    April 14, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I would love to read this! :)

  25. Michelle Schneider
    April 14, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I love books like this with short stories – I can quick read a story here and there when I have time.

  26. Laura
    April 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I’d love this!

  27. April 16, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    this is so entrancing I would love to own it

  28. Tammy
    April 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    SOunds good

  29. Dena Sablotny
    April 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    i could use a good uplifting book!

  30. katklaw777
    April 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Looks interesting…thanks!

  31. Lesley F
    April 21, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Looks good

  32. Brenda Elsner
    April 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Looks like a great book!!

  33. Lynne T.
    April 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    This sounds like a book I’d enjoy reading.

  34. Misha Estrada
    April 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    This seems like a very interesting book.

  35. cassandra
    April 22, 2013 at 2:12 am

    this seems like an intersting read i would love it!

  36. raymond stevenson
    April 22, 2013 at 2:18 am

    i would read it then donate it to my aunt

  37. Julie Lutz
    April 22, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I love reading and I’d love to add this to my list of books I’ve read!!!

  38. LeAnn Knott
    April 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I have several people that need these inspirational stories! Plus myself!!

  39. Ed Nemmers
    April 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I would love to read the work of Ismael Nuno!

  40. Veronica Garrett
    April 22, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    It sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Holly Kennedy
    April 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I just lost my grandma and think this could bring me comfort. Thank you.

  42. Stephanie Larison
    April 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Sounds like a great read.

  43. kathy dalton
    April 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    there is nothing better than a book with a message

  44. James Coyne
    April 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I love a good book

  45. Tim Moss
    April 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    It has an interesting cover.

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