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Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Destiny Image
Publication Date: 2011
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God wants to rescue you from the things that diminish or destroy your spirit, mind, body, relationships, and other aspects of your humanity. Jesus came to offer salvation and healing to the total personto restore broken individuals to a place of wholeness and well-being. Comprehensively covered topics include the anointing of the Holy Spirit, spiritual antidotes for anxiety, todays miracles, a balanced perspective of physical healing, and the discipline of prayer, as well as many others.
In Pursuit of Wholeness presents definitive steps to receiving personal transformation through the gift of salvation and its relationship to wholeness for the entire person. Many current books on supernatural Christianity rely heavily on personal testimonies and little on sound interpretation of the biblical text. In Pursuit of Wholeness corrects this imbalance and opens up this world in a way that is biblically sound and practically relevant. Explore the meaning and benefits of salvation as you experience the fullness and wholeness of Gods love and grace in your lifetoday.
Wilfred Graves, Jr. has been involved in public ministry since 1988. He formerly worked as an aerospace engineer and currently serves on the executive leadership team of West Angeles Church of God in Christ. He earned a Ph.D. and a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, a M.S. from Stanford University, and a S.B. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also teaches Bible college and seminary courses and is actively involved in the healing ministry.
richard r blakeBridgman, MIAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Salvation and Wholeness, Healing and DeliveranceApril 11, 2011richard r blakeBridgman, MIAge: Over 65Gender: maleValue: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book "In Pursuit of Wholeness" is written with the intent of providing an abundant life to the reader with a fresh introduction to Jesus and to help experience his power through an understanding of the fullness this salvation provides.
Dr. Wilfred Graves communicates, compassion, inspiration and encouragement through real life illustrations that demonstrate how Christ's healing touch can restore shattered relationships as well as minister wholeness in every aspect of our lives. He also makes clear that the message includes healing for brokenness, holistic deliverance, and hope for the distraught, distressed, and those filled with fear.
The pages are filled with life changing teaching and practical powerful profound principles, taken from God's Word, written in easy to understand language with personal applications that lead to the use of suggested coping tools to formulate strategies for pursuing wholeness.
Each chapter contains a rich discussion of the material described in topical title, a powerful affirmation, a chapter summary, a prayer directly related to topic under consideration, questions for reflection and discussion, and practical applications with suggested activities. The book concludes with a case study for ministering wholeness to broken individuals.
The format is uniquely reader friendly with topical headers, and other highlighted features. I found the endnotes to be rich in clarification of material covered, in resource material for future reading and study and as evidence of thorough research and study for this important manuscript. The material in Appendix A: Questions and Answers About Salvation and Wholeness is an excellent source for those often asked questions that come up in conversations when presenting the message of salvation to unbelievers, both genuine seekers and skeptics.
Appendix B: Trusting God in Difficult Times may be of personal help to the reader for finding answers to a personal need or for helping a friend find help in their time of crisis.
"In Pursuit of Wholeness" is significant, scholarly, and compelling. Practical pastoral theology, comprehensive illustrations, and workable solutions for the spiritual life journey make this an important book for every Christian reader. The clear gospel message expands the potential readership to anyone personally considering the claims of Christ
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Author: Wilfred Graves Jr.
Located in: Pasadena, CA
Submitted: April 17, 2011
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a teacher, speaker, and author who has been involved in public ministry since 1988. I was ordained in 1999. I formerly worked as an aerospace engineer and currently serve on the executive leadership team of West Angeles Church of God in Christ. I earned a Ph.D. and a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, a M.S. from Stanford University, and a S.B. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I teach college and seminary courses and I am actively involved in the healing ministry.
What was your motivation behind this project? As a minister of the Gospel, I frequently encounter individuals who need God's healing and restoration for the broken areas of their lives. These encounters motivated me to write a book on the subject of wholeness and salvation for the total person.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I pray that many people will experience physical and emotional healing, spiritual renewal, and other blessings as they draw closer to God in an attitude of trust and expectation.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I have gained a deeper and richer understanding of God's salvation as I have researched the topic and engaged in the writing process.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Some of my major influences include Bishop Charles E. Blake, Pastor Jack Hayford, Dr. Francis MacNutt, Dr. C. Peter Wagner, and my parents.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I believe that "In Pursuit of Wholeness" makes important theological truths accessible to a general audience.