Monday, April 2, 2012
book review: The Essentail Guide to Healing
i distinctly remember sitting in that room full of little old ladies. i was the only "young-en" and i could not believe what was being said. after scripture was read the ladies bantered back and forth about how "God isn't in the healing business anymore."
honestly, i was shocked. here i was with about 10 Christian ladies all agreeing that Jesus healed in the bible but not today. that's not what my pastor was preaching.
i wanted to speak up but felt it wasn't my place. maybe i had missed something...?
since then i've been interested in healing. does God still head today? on what terms if any? how does it happen? who can pray for the sick?
i was thrilled at the chance to review "The Essential Guide to Healing" ~ Equipping All Christians to Pray for the Sick by Bill Johnson and Randy Clark.
this book is very informative, both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Clark take turns telling wonderful stories and explaining in detail about healing. i would recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the "nuts and bolts" of healing...not just to read testimonies. the authors do go into quite a bit of detail and i can see where not everyone would enjoy it. everything is based on scripture which they fully explain which is wonderful. i was very glad Mr. Clark pointed out a person's emotional state such as harboring unforgiveness. Emotions can really be deadly when not dealt with.
so...after reading this book do i wish i could go back with all those cute little old ladies to shake things up a bit? absolutely!
thank you bethany house publishing for the chance to review this book in exchange for a free copy!