- Paperback: 186 pages
- Publisher: Apostolic Network of Global Awakening (January 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937467813
- ISBN-13: 978-1937467814
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #936,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finding Victory When Healing Doesn't Happen Paperback – January 1, 2015
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Breaking Through With Healing Power... Have you ever prayed for healing but nothing happened? Dr. Randy Clark and Craig Miller have teamed up to bring answers about healing, teaching with their personal experiences, practical steps and new insights. You will learn why healing doesn't happen, what causes you to lose your healing, how to pray for specific emotional and physical conditions, changing the atmosphere to believe in healing, finding your power and authority from Christ, suggested meanings of body language, how to pray victoriously against unbelief, fear, doubt, spiritual warfare, unforgiveness and more.
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Yet, I am continually on the lookout and hungry for more because it seems like in the Christian healing ministry, I see many more back pain and hangnail healing miracles than radical restorations from severe chronic illness and I believe that Jesus Christ also died for those have been deeply wounded by decades of trauma or severe chronic illness. And I believe that God gave us better answers than to spend decades uncovering demons or healing inner wounds, or spending thousands upon medications and natural remedies. Yet, because radical miracles seem to be so few and far between in the American church (overseas it is different for sure), I continue to seek God for insight into healing, because the sacrifice of Jesus Christ shouldn’t be limited to those who were blessed enough to be born in a foreign country or to those who aren't emotionally or spiritually-roadblocked.
So I commend the authors for writing this book, because there is a great need for it, and indeed, it provides some good basic information about why healing doesn't always happen, and some steps that you can take if you are prayed over and don't get well. So it's a great resource from that standpoint. The concepts are also simple enough for most anyone to understand. I see the tremendous heart that the authors have towards the sick, and their fervent desire to see people experience the love of Christ and the healing that He died for, so I heartily recommend the book for these reasons.
That said, I felt it oversimplified the challenges of people who have been chronically ill or emotionally broken, and that the solutions were also oversimplified. There was a lack of information about the strongholds that sometimes underlie disease and/or wounding, and unfortunately, I was left with the vague feeling that if I’m not healed, then it's because I’m doing something wrong. Granted, the book is specifically about blocks to healing, so anyone who struggles with condemnation might be tempted to such feelings- but the truths that we authors pen need to be peppered with hefty doses of encouragement and affirmation that "all things are possible through Christ" –and an emphasis that God's love is greater and more able to heal than any demonic stronghold or lifetime of abuse. I share this because I have found that condemnation is a common feeling among people who have been really wounded or sick for years, because well-meaning Christians either insinuate that if they had enough faith, they would be healed, or they themselves wonder what is wrong with them that they can’t receive God’s great gift of healing.
Also, there are only a couple of chapters with Randy's name on them, which led me to think that Craig Miller wrote most of it. Craig Miller might be a great healer and minister, but I bought the book because I wanted to hear from the principal author, which I thought was Randy Clark because his name was listed first (the convention in publishing is usually to list the main author’s name first).
Finally, there are a number of grammar errors, which are distracting enough to make the content confusing in a few places. For instance, I am not sure what Craig Miller means when he says, "What has happened or who has hurt you to where you are willing to continue to live with this condition?" This question seems to imply that the sick person is willing or wanting to be sick because of a hurt that happened to them.
If this is so, this concept needs to be explained, and the reader needs to be able to identify that there is a wound before they can even acknowledge that there is something in them that doesn’t want to be well.
I guess I was looking for more comprehensive answers, because many of us who have trodden the path of medicine and faith healing for years are well aware that things like unforgiveness and unworthiness can block healing, but I for instance, wanted to know, for myself and the hundreds of chronically ill that I minister to, how does God help us to see our value, or get past unworthiness? How does God heal us when we feel unable to receive from Him or release difficult emotions? How does God heal when you have a mind that has been habituated to disease thoughts for many years? How does God provide healing to a person that has been isolated for decades, abandoned by friends and family, severely abused in childhood, or so disabled by disease, or crushed in spirit, that they don't even have the mental wherewithal to pray for five minutes a day? How does God heal a person whose spirit was crushed or rejected in the womb? There are a lot of people in our world with that level of wounding, and I believe that Jesus made provision on the Cross for even this kind of suffering- but we need to press in for greater revelation to see even the deeply wounded set free, because it was for these that Jesus came.
This book dabbles in these kinds of difficulties, but it seems to provide more of an overview rather than a comprehensive solution for those who are looking for help. It also doesn't address demons and warfare very much, and I have found that demonic principalities play a bigger role in illness than many of us believe, and those strongholds need to be broken. But I also recognize that there are limitations to the amount of information that you can put in a 150-page book, so perhaps my recommendation would be to take the concepts in this one and expound upon them in a larger book. In the meantime, I would recommend the book as a great introduction to the problems of faith healing.
Finally, as a medical researcher and writer, I wanted to know upon what research or evidence the "Suggested Emotional Connections to Mind/Body Conditions" were based. I'd love to study the correlations but without solid evidence or information upon which these are based, it's hard to jump on board with them.
I did learn some new things, and appreciated being able to glean from these men's experiences, as it solidified much of what I have learned and raised some questions that I need to ponder more for my own healing and that of the people I minister to. I apologize if there is an overtone of frustration or negativity in my review. I know how hard it is to write a good book (I have published nine) so please filter this through the reality that I am not yet fully healed, and I ache deeply for that healing, and the healing of so many hundreds of others that I know who are very sick. Be blessed, Randy and Craig, you have done a good work for others.
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