Books by Susan



Redirecting: Discovering Hope in the Unexpected

Signed copy of Redirecting: Discovering Hope in the Unexpected

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God sets a path for anyone who wants to follow, but it’s rarely a singular event. Instead, God nudges almost continuously those who listen. Dr. Susan Vitalis followed His call to put her medical training to use in some of the most poverty-stricken areas of the world — to make her calling her vocation, a supremely satisfying and enlightening time in her life. But, one day, through unimaginable changes, He nudged her another direction. Traversing that wilderness of loneliness and uncertainty was neither simple nor easy, but with God’s help she found the wisdom to start again, to turn her new calling into her new vocation. Redirecting is every person’s journey through life’s stages of passion, authenticity, despair and hope. It’s an authentic look into what it means to listen to not only the good but the best God has for your life, because He will never nudge you toward a dead end, but simply a crossroad.

Purposeful Inspiration- Susan is a Johns Hopkins-trained physician who has served thousands of people in developing countries. In full recognition that not everyone will practice third world medicine, her goal is to show us that God’s calling to anyone can become a meaningful vocation.

Disruptive and Motivating-Susan shows us, the reader, that our small ideas can become big realities when we choose to listen and take action, and that sometimes God calls us away from what we think is the best path.

Gripping Narrative-Much of the book reads like a hospital drama show: urgent situations and fast-paced solutions. Susan tells us stories of her medical practice in dozens of impoverished countries.


Me with Paul & Jan Jones in the bomb shelter.

Don't Miss Your Boat

Living Your Life with Purpose in the Real World

Signed Copy of Don't Miss Your Boat: Living Your Life with Purpose in the Real World

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Life is profoundly changed the moment people discover and begin living out their unique purpose. Don’t Miss Your Boat is all about harnessing the power of your purpose and allowing it to propel you forward in life, just as wind caught in a sail has the power to propel a boat across the open water. Are you spending your days doing what you love and value? Purpose and the best things in life can be found in some unexpected places. You will see this demonstrated in the lives of these 35 true everyday heroes. They will allow you to take a closer look at your own value, significance and unique purpose. Journey with us to… surviving Southern Sudan under gunfire, the hospital room where a brother fights for his life, a solo kayak journey through alligator-infested waters, the place where a wheelchair becomes a door to opportunity, and much more!

Bullets, Bats, and a Bomb Shelter is how Susan describes her encounters in Sudan that led her to believe our challenge is to be all we can be now, while we still have this gift of life. What would you focus on if you only had three hours to live. She tells you what she discovered in her story.  

Susan Vitalis, M.D.

Be Still & Know

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