The Faith Healers

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Prometheus Books, 1987 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 314 pages
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James Randi, the celebrated magician, has written a damning indictment of the faith-healing practices of the leading televangelists and others who claim divine healing powers. Randi and his team of researchers attended scores of "miracle services" and often were pronounced "healed" of the nonexistent illnesses they claimed. They viewed first-hand the tragedies resulting from the wide-spread belief that faith healing can cure every conceivable disease. The ministries, they discovered, were rife with deception, chicanery, and often outright fraud.

Self-annointed ministers of God convince the gullible that they have been healed - and that they should pay for the service. The Faith Healers examines in depth the reasons for belief in faith healing and the catastrophic results for the victims of these hoaxes. Included in Randi's book are profiles of a highly profitable "psychic dentist", and the "Vatican-approved wizard."

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

Decent read. Not nearly as ascerbic as I expected, coming from Randi. Didn't have as much insight as I had hoped, but it seems the methods of faith healers aren't all that hard to figure out, honestly. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

The Faith Healers by James Randi. (Prometheus Books 1989)(615.852). The magician James Randi has made it his mission to expose fraud in the world of religion and “faith healing” when a preacher/healer ... Read full review


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