By Zeb Bradford Long and Rev. Cynthia Strickler
Chosen Books, a division of Baker Books
Price: $14.00 plus postage and handling
We offer this book to you with the prayer that it will help you grow in cooperating with the Holy Spirit in the area of inner healing and deliverance ministry. The need for this type of Christ-centered ministry in the world is vast. Most people suffer from hidden wounds as a result of living in a fallen world. However, God's original plan for humanity included spiritual, emotional, physical and relational wholeness. As Christians, we are invited to participate in the process of restoration with Jesus, who heals from the inside out and sends us to pray for the healing of others.
This book focuses on learning how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to bring healing and deliverance. Cindy and I developed a three-fold dynamic of cooperating with the Holy Spirit from the Bible, as well as from our practical experience of teaching and doing ministry at the PRMI Healing and Spiritual Warfare Dunamis Project events.
We were most excited that J.I. Packer, professor of theology at Regent College, affirmed the biblical basis of the book:
At the heart of this book is massive, sober, Bible-based wisdom
about all dimensions of the ministry of inner healing through prayer.
On the practicalities of this spiritual therapy it is a top class resource.
Dr. Francis MacNutt was our first teacher on the healing work of Jesus Christ that can only be done in the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. He gave the book's approach the following endorsement:
I love the approach of this book, which represents the key elements of
healing as a process. This book is excellent, very balanced, with important
things to say.
There are two important topics that we were unable to fully develop in our book. The first is the healing of those who are in bondage to homosexual sin. From the Bible and our experience we are convinced that Jesus loves those struggling with same gender attractions and that they may be healed. Dr. Francis MacNutt, the founding director of Christian Healing Ministries, has written an excellent book entitled: "Homosexuality: Can It Be Healed?". This book can be purchased by calling Christian Healing Ministries, Inc. at 1-904-765-3332.