Description : Jesus' healing miracles are among the most favorite and well-known stories of the New Testament, but what should we learn from them? Jesus the Healer uses the healing miracles of Jesus to encourage us to experience healing in our own lives and to be healers for others. A Guided Discovery of the Bible The Bible invites us to explore God s word and reflect on how we might respond to it. To do this, we need guidance and the right tools for discovery. The Six Weeks with the Bible series of Bible discussion guides offers both in a concise six-week format. Whether focusing on a specific biblical book or exploring a theme that runs throughout the Bible, these practical guides in this series provide meaningful insights that explain Scripture while helping readers make connections to their own lives. Each guide is faithful to Church teaching and is guided by sound biblical scholarship presents the insights of Church fathers and saints includes questions for discussion and reflection delivers information in a reader-friendly format gives suggestions for prayer that help readers respond to God s word appeals to beginners as well as to advanced students of the Bible By reading Scripture, reflecting on its deeper meanings, and incorporating it into our daily life, we can grow not only in our understanding of God s word, but also in our relationship with God."
Description : Healings and miracles play a prominent role in the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry. In the Western Christian tradition, however, Jesus’ works of healing tend to be downplayed and understood as little more than a demonstration of his divine power. In this book Jan-Olav Henriksen and Karl Olav Sandnes draw on both contemporary systematic theology and New Testament scholarship to challenge and investigate the reasons for that oversight. They constructively consider what it can mean for Christian theology today to understand Jesus as a healer, to embrace fully the embodied character of the Christian faith, and to recognize the many ways in which God can still be seen to have a healing presence in the world.
Description : This book presents in readable, non-technical language the findings of the latest scholarship on one important aspect of 'who Jesus was' SH Jesus as healer. It guides readers through the New Testament's portraits of Jesus, as seen by modern biblical scholarship, setting the stage for these portraits by looking at sickness and its treatment in Jesus's day. The author concludes with a carefully weighed answer to the question 'did Jesus really heal?', and offers topics for discussion and suggestions for further reading which allow the interested reader to explore the subject in more detail.
Description : In a Eucharistic Holy Hour, we listen and meditate on the Word of God. After the Lord has spoken, we respond in faith and prayer. Jesus the Healer gives us words for our response in personal prayer. Father Juan Serna’s little book of “Eucharist-Inspired and other Meditations” comes from the heart of his own prayer and personal reflections. His prayers give words to those very real sentiments we experience when we try to touch but the tassel of Jesus’ cloak. His sketches, which accompany each section, likewise speak profound thoughts of prayer. the penetrating eyes of Jesus are like the two-edged sword that pierces the depths of humanity. Father Juan’s drawings are as much a prayer as the devotional words he writes. His drawings and words are prayers we can use to find Jesus the Healer. —Bishop Stephen E. Blaire
Description : Jesus' healings and exorcisms are undeniably special. So special that too many do not consider why they were performed. Instead they are marvelled at and stored as startling proofs of his power. This book deals with the question 'why'. The healing ministry of Jesus is still an enigma to many who want to believe it is valid but who recognise the significant difference between the best of healing today and the unique ministry of Jesus. God still heals, but does Jesus gift believers with his unique powers? Paul and James speak to the church concerning healing, but what does the ministry of Jesus say? Is he a paradigm for us or a unique phenomenon? Keith Warrington tackles this question with informed scholarship offering an evangelical analysis of the healings and exorcisms of Jesus.
Description : F. F. Bosworth's earnest prayer was that many thousands would learn to apply the promises of God's Word to their lives through his book, Christ the Healer. Bosworth offers an astonishing discussion of healing, based on the premise that Jesus redeemed us from our diseases when he atoned for our sins. This classic on healing, first released in 1924, has sold more than 500,000 copies and continues to enrich and inspire new readers every day. This revised and expanded edition includes a brand-new foreword and epilogue on the remarkable life and healing of the author himself, written by his son.
Description : Life is a challenge: the challenges are rarely enjoyable and often life threatening, and/or associated with injury and life long crippling. Sooner or later, usually as a child, one meets the challenge of believing in a being far superior to man, the child is expected to accept an unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence. I am a Christian and such a setting is typical. However, throughout my life the experiences I faced always led to some degree of doubt that lay in the back of my mind all of my life. Then, my wife developed cancer in 2001 and given five years to live. She accepted it as she had all of the challenges we had faced in our marriage, quietly and rather serenely. I began to examine my own life and came to the conclusion: yes, I believe that there is a God, and that Jesus Christ, his son, if my savior and my healer, but that the proof of that belief is not necessarily based on faith alone. He is around me at all times and on all occasions. It is based on the experience of the numerous exigencies, or urgent conditions that pressed upon my entire family and the individuals alone. I have almost entirely based it on my numerous illnesses and accidents because I cannot honestly speak for my living relatives who are moving forward with their own lives as mine approaches its end. There were many discussions with my wife who helped me document my health difficulties in a rational sequence even as her cancer progressed. There was the oldest of my sisters with whom I was very close. and as children we never had secrets from one another. As adults I would visit her on numerous occasions .in Delta, CO. We always enjoyed taking a stroll in the Park with its nature walks adjacent to the rivers that give Delta its name. We spoke openly and honestly about our families, Her wisdom, like that of Elaine, my wife was calm and quiet. As a husband and brother, I did not acknowledge its value until too late. First there was my parents divorce when I was but a child. It led directly to a fragmented family that had to desperately struggle to stay together. Then there was mother's unrelenting struggle to keep us children together. She had neither experience nor an education. Her father had deserted her and her brother soon after their mother's death. When he was finally discovered him, he was well off and quickly told them to get lost. Thus it went on. The story tells the rest. Richard W. Leech
Description : Jesus means so many things to different people... but he was known to many people as the one who healed lepers, made the lame walk and gave the blind back their sight. His amazing powers over death and sickness showed he was special...His power came from God, his father. Jesus' power can make a difference to our lives. Ask him to help you!
Description : Arguing that the Gospels reveal Jesus to have been a spirit-possessed healer and an exorcist of demon-possessed people, Davies shows how contemporary anthropological studies brilliantly illuminate precisely those facts. Jesus' ability to bring about religious trance states can be understood by analogy to the increasingly acclaimed psychotherapeutic techniques of Milton Erickson.