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Power Healing Paperback – October 6, 2009
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healing. Testimonies there are, but Wimbers excellent handling
of the subject of healing is presented, not as evidence of the
insights and abilities of Wimber, but, as Richard Foster
comments in the Introduction, as a reminder "that at the very heart of
God is the desire to give and forgive. [This] book encourages
us to believe that God is good and that he desires to pour out his
goodness into our hearts and lives." (p. xi)
It would be difficult to recommend a more biblically-based
book on healing that is also as practical and honest.
I appreciate John's humility in writing this book, not as an expert, but as a practitioner discovering the heart of God in this subject matter. John wrote candidly and also the struggles he faced, and I believe you would be able to identify very much with what he wrote. I am most inspired by his perseverence and tenacity in praying for people to be healed. He began the healing ministry with no one getting healed for 10 months (how many of us would have given up already) but he pressed on believing in God's redemptive heart, of which healing is part of it all. Through his journey and discovery, he writes this book like a primer to the ministry of healing and deliverance, and this is a must read for anyone venturing into this area.
Writing about why people don't get healed, he is honest and direct. He writes, "There is another reason - I believe the most fundamental reason - why more people are not healed when prayed for today. We do not seek God as wholeheartedly as we should."
From lessons of decades of ministry around the world, Wimber blends his personal experiences with scripture and principles of healing. Understanding the basis for divine healing as well as the authority for it, impediments and prayer techniques can result in people being healed more often. His insights are extremely valuable to both the person praying and the one seeking healing.
One of the most interesting aspects of the book was the procedure he recommends for praying for the sick; a five step process:
Wimber is not purely formulaic, however, as he writes with passion, clarity and power. But there are techniques which can help make the ministry more effective. These he shares freely. Wimber tackles difficult topics including demonic forces, spiritual warfare, speaking in tongues and spiritual gifts.
Whether the reader needs healing or is working in this ministry, Power Healing is a must-read.
I loved it and will treasure it always.
The book by John Wimber is a powerful theological reflection on his journey and the Biblical subject of healing. In discussing his journey from one who preached and stood directly against Devine healing (due to the excess at times seen)to a life that was used by God to heal through training others to be used by God in the same way. He is a credible thinker and solid in his approach on the subject. He even brings up the vantage points that would normally be dismissive to this component to the gospel. Two thumbs way up. For further reading on different subjects consider some deeper theological works like Roger Stronstad and of course Ray Anderson.
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The first half was a bit slow, but still important background. The second half contained exactly the specifics I wanted.Published 3 months ago by Linda C. Shrago
Great. Arrived on time and was as stated. This reference was used as a doctoral resource to complete my PhD dissertation.
I love John Wimber's fresh and candid approach to the Christian walk. As one person said, "Read the red and do what He said." This describes Wimber. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Guadalupe Hunt
ONE OF THE BETTER BOOKS ON HEALING OUT OF THE MANY I HAVE READ. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE. EASY AND FAST READ.Published 8 months ago by Jack McWhorter