The Nearly Perfect Crime: How the Church Almost Killed the Ministry of Healing
Jesus Christ came, in part, to bring healing to the suffering people of the world. And 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 pagans of the day. Then, after the church emerged triumphant, began the long slide of healing prayer into near insignificance. Ironically, Christians themselves 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. All Christian leaders-and nonleaders, too-as well as everyone involved in the healing ministry will want to read this book.