The Healing Reawakening: Reclaiming Our Lost Inheritance

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Baker Books, Sep 1, 2006 - Religion - 252 pages
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For the first three hundred years of Christian history, healing prayer was fundamental in the life of the church. It even proved the main method of converting the unbelievers of the day. Then began the long slide of healing prayer into near insignificance. Ironically, Christians themselves, by reserving healing prayer for the most "holy," were the ones who almost killed this mission so central to the gospel itself.

The mystery of how this happened is described by Francis MacNutt in this fascinating history, which includes his own personal journey. MacNutt sees this loss as tragic and shows how necessary it is for us to rediscover healing prayer and once more embrace it, according to Christ's original mandate--with amazing results! Christian leaders and anyone involved in the healing ministry must read this book.

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This book does a great job of tracing the thread of healing prayer through out church history. I have prayed for the sick for years, and this book gave me enthusiasm to be more
aggressive in asking people if I could pray for them. Learning about the great heritage that we Christians have really gave my faith a boost. I have been much more successful in praying for the sick and seeing them healed since I read this book. 

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Compassion and Witness to the Truth
Plato and the Pagans
St Augustine
The Barbarian at the Gate
Healing Prayer Is Elevated Out of Reach
The Royal Touch
The Protestant Reformation and the Further Decline of Healing
The Final Blows

How Did Jesus See His Mission?
Basic Christian Preaching
The Baptism with the Holy Spirit
The News Spreads
The First 325 Years
How the Nearly Perfect Crime Was Committed
The Church Unplugs the Power
The Long Road Back
Expectant Faith Remains in the People
Fires Start and Are Put Out
The Twentieth Century
Will We Remain on the Sidelines?

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Francis MacNutt, Ph.D., who as a young Roman Catholic priest was prominent in the charismatic renewal in the 1960s, is the author of the best-selling Healing, as well as Deliverance from Evil Spirits and other books on healing prayer. He and his wife, Judith, also conduct an extensive teaching ministry through conferences, seminars, tapes, and speaking engagements. They are the founders of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida.

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