SOURCE: Lucid Interface, LLC

October 17, 2008 15:00 ET

Health Care -- A Patient's Perspective and a New Book: "Original Faith" Author Paul Maurice Martin Invited to Post on Matthew Holt's The Health Care Blog

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2008) - Paul Maurice Martin, author of the nonsectarian "Original Faith: What Your Life Is Trying to Tell You," offers a long-term patient's informed view of US health care today and discusses how his patient experience helped shape his book.

Sarah Arnquist, Editor of The Health Care Blog, recently invited "Original Faith" author Paul Maurice Martin to give an update on his medical status, some insight into why he wrote "Original Faith" and his thoughts on health care now and in the future. Martin has responded with a post to The Health Care Blog entitled, "Health care: a patient's perspective and a new book" that will post on October 17, 2008.

Martin's succinct article uses his own experience of health care to point out that long-term illnesses that are difficult to diagnosis or treat are literally not worth the extra time and effort they require under the current system. This serves as an entrée into his broader discussion of what's ailing today's health care -- in ways that potentially endanger every American -- and how this could be remedied.

The author relates today's under-regulated health care to "Original Faith" by suggesting that it's part of a broader scenario of contemporary short-sightedness and self-absorption that has become widespread enough in American politics and business to have a negative impact on the well being of the nation and the world. "Original Faith" helps readers gain awareness of their own deeper and more powerful motivations to help them find a way forward to a life beyond ego.

Matthew Holt's "The Health Care Blog" is one of the most respected independent voices in the healthcare industry. The Wall Street Journal calls them "among the most widely read insider publications in the field." Web MD says: "a free-wheeling discussion of the latest healthcare developments."

About the Author, Book and Blog

Paul Maurice Martin, in his fifteenth year of a progressive illness that has left him mostly bedridden, holds an M.A. in Religion from the University of Chicago and an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire.

"Original Faith" is currently available on and other retailers. For more information, including a web-based media kit, please see

Martin's Original Faith blog at welcomes commentators from every religious tradition as well as atheists and agnostics.

Contact Information

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    Lynne Martin
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