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Born to Heal Mass Market Paperback – February 12, 1986

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In my spare time, I am a massage therapist, so, I was especially interested in reading this book. In it, Ruth Montgomery tells the true story of Mr. A, a gifted healer who uses the ancient art of "the laying on of hands" to cure seemingly hopeless cases from paralysis to tumors to crippling arthritis. His is a fascinating and dramatic story. It's no wonder this book was a national bestseller when it was first published in the 1970s.


M. Coolman
Ballantine Publicity

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Now Ruth Montgomery, the acclaimed bestselling author of Threshold to Tomorrow, joins forces with Mr. A. the most amazing healer of our time, to tell the story of his extraordinary powers and the astounding yet completely authentic cures he has achieved in over a half century of treating seemingly "hopeless" cases.

These cases range from crippling arthritis to malignant tumors, from paralysis to near-blindness. The grateful patients include many famous personalities as well as thousands of ordinary men and women. The method Mr. A uses is the most ancient of all healing arts, "the laying on of hands" utilizing the vital life energy he has been blessed with. This energy is real, just as the cures described in this book are absolutely real and convincing. Here is both the enthralling story of a remarkable man and an eye-opening illumination of a great untapped source of healing that may lie within many of us today.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Fawcett (February 12, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449211118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449211113
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,318,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Previous reviewers have emphasized Mr. A's actual healing, a great thing, indeed. I was rather intrigued by his life philosophy, given at the end of the book.

For example: "The highest universal wealth is to be contented and to be at peace within yourself."

"...the more wisdom one has, the easier life is, because what people understand they do not fear."

"Wisdom can be dampened and distorted by education."

Tell me about it. I have a doctorate in psychology from a recognized graduate school, but wisdom? Well, I was wise enough to read this book, I guess that's something.

Mr. A tells the author, "We must reach for the higher and give to the lower, according to our level of wisdom...If everyone were doing this, people wouldn't be impairing their health by trying to outmaneuver each other on the present monetary basis...this would keep the human cycle closer to the natural cycles of the universe."

Wow! Have you ever heard anything so full of truth?

You could meditate on this your entire life, better yet act on it. I could, too.

Thank you Mr. A and thank you Ms. Montgomery for helping me in this way.

Diximus.
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Touch therapy is the oldest and finest modality of healing on this planet. It treats the cause of an illness. This is one book that should remain on the market especially now with Reiki and Touch Therapy being used by more and more professionals, even in hospital settings. Patients should have the opportunity to understand that there is real hope, not traditional hopelessness. I am thankful that Ruth Montgomery wrote Born to Heal. I have been using this approach for 25 years and I have seen what it can do.
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In the book "Search for the Truth" by the same author, she mentions in passing an amazing healer. (It seems that although the healer is anonymous in this book, his name was William E. Gray) This book is the story of his life. All I can say is "wow". Apparently he did try to describe how he operates, in a much earlier book that I have also obtained, and called "Know Your Magnetic Field"

One of the fascinating concepts here is that we each have different magnetic fields, and that healers, to be most effective, should align with the patient. He also suggests that your basic sign - fire, earth, water or air indicates the compatibility of our magnetic fields to a partner, and that its either energising or debilitating if you have the wrong life partner at an energy level. Geez, another thing to worry about?

Published initially in 1976, this is a book about the most amazing healer to have walked this planet. And that I think includes Jesus of Nazareth. It would not be fair to compare this anonymous individual to Jesus in any other respect, but given that he spent his whole life healing, and that he healed the most amazing conditions, I think that statement is warranted. I think that this book could just be the most impressive book I have ever read. So what is so amazing?

Firstly this individual was so connected to spirit, over his entire lifetime, that he learnt exactly what he was doing and why. And thus he has set out a conceptual framework as to why we suffer from disease and even mental illness, and what to do to remove these conditions permanently. The framework makes a great deal of sense to me, as I have an electrical engineering background, and I am also a remote healer, so I have felt these "life energy currents"

Were there any cases he could not solve?
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Format: Hardcover
Presents documented case histories of seemingly miraculous healing with energy plus some comments by Mr. A of how blocked energy can cause illness. I was totally fascinated by the stories even though I was frustrated that there wasn't more definitive information.
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I first got my hands on this book years and years ago. It was powerful then, and remainds one of the most awe inspiring books I have ever read! The medical profession, and scientific field will someday acknowledge Mr.A and the life energy's power to heal.
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I've read most of Ruth Montgomery's books and I find them all very interesting. This one is no different. I did discover the name of the healer to whom she was writing about and his name is Bill Gray. Through a little research, I found he wrote a book called Know Your Magnetic Field, which I also read, but have to say I was a bit disappointed. Although he shares some of his knowledge, I was expecting so much more from this particular book. It was redundant to Born To Heal. I would highly recommend Born To Heal to those who enjoy reading metaphysical material.
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As a licensed physical therapist for over 30 years, I found Born to Heal to be inspirational, and a very realistic goal for all health care profesionals who are ready to use meditation and complementary systems of treatment that bring dramatic improvements in their patients lives.
This is not a how to do book, rather one which inspires the reader who is interested, to look into human energy based treatments with more insight and confidence.
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After my late husband had his first stroke, we tried everything to help his recovery. We tried acupressure therapy, acupuncture, traditional physical therapy, and even "energy therapy." During one of the energy sessions, the therapist recommended this book. I had had a hard time finding this book, but there is was on the Amazon website! Quick delivery time, also.
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