I thought this book was excellent. It is one of the few books that I have seen that touched on the Pre-Tribulation revelation that came to a 15 year old girl in a dream in the 1830's. I was really impressed with the testimony's and the scripture to back everything up with. I had a hard time at first getting into the book but the more I read the more I wanted to read. Though I already knew some things, it was a confirming word to my spirit. I loved how it also went into how Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom come into part of the Healing ministry. God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever, and His Word is true...Healing, tongues, Words of Wisdom, Prophecy, Words of knowledge did not go away and they were not for just those that lived during Jesus day. They are for us today! This book helps to reinforce that in a powerful way. I would recommend anyone with a heart for more of God to read this book!
Haven't completed this book yet but all the others I have read by Pastor Johnson have helped me in my desire for a deeper relationship with God and an increasing in-filling of the Holy Spirit. Includes examples of Kingdom living at its
This book is easy to read and very inspiring. I like the many examples and testimonies that make it applicable in practice. Seldom have I read a book on devine healing that was so practical and easy to use. It is as titled a guide to start this journey into supernatural healing but also for those who have a lot of experience in this area.
A must read for all pastors and laymen who pursue this heavenly lifestyle!
According to the authors, this book was written to encourage readers that God could use them to pray for the sick and see healings take place.
The authors write that they have cried out to God in private and have taken risks in public and by using that simple method, they have seen many healings take place in their ministries. They share several testimonies of what has happened before, during and after these healings and also offer a five-step prayer model for those who want to learn to pray for the sick.
I have to be honest - I walked away from this book conflicted and uncomfortable because some of the overtones towards "denominational" beliefs come off a bit arrogant.
I would hope it wasn't intentionally written to come across that way, but the general insinuation of this book is that denominational churches and their erroneous belief systems have led to the demise of healing amongst the church body. I also had some issues with the way the gifts of the Spirit were written about, (mainly words of knowledge). Based on my reservations about this book, I would not be able recommend it.
This book was authored by Pastors Bill Johnson and Randy Clark. Each wrote practical and experiential understanding and knowledge about the ministry of healing. The book is divided into three sections. The first section begins with a synopsis of each pastors experience in the healing ministry. For the next three chapters of the book, the pastors write about the Scriptural basis for healing in this present church age, including a delineation of the spiritual gifts necessary to function in a healing ministry. The section ends with a discussion of the believer's authority to minister to the sick. The third, and final section, may be of the most interest to those readers who are already convinced of the need for believers to function in that spiritual gift. Hence, the final section of the book promises to be the most interesting for the more spiritually mature believer as it presumably deals with the actual practice of healing. However, the final chapter, on the five-step prayer model, proved to be the most practical chapter in the entire book.
The Essential Guide to Healing may be a good introductory reference book for the spiritually immature believer, who knows little (or nothing) about the healing ministry. It may be a bit of a disappointment to a more seasoned believer who already understands their scriptural authority to heal, as well as the gifts necessary to minister to the afflicted.
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