The author's unusual spiritual journey transformed him from a Royal Marine Commando, trained to kill or be killed, to the director of the healing ministries of Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, where he now teaches people to heal and be healed. This long-awaited sequel to Hand to Hand: From Combat to Healing, Mumford's experience of healing in the trenches, offers vivid snapshots of God at work in the world. These true tales from the author's healing ministry and prayers gives the reader insight into the little-known world of modern miracles. Inspiring to Christians and non-Christians alike, these accessible stories challenge us to explore the depths of our faith. They will encourage healers in their ministry of prayer and those who are ill to seek physical and spiritual healing for themselves.
• Powerful, engrossing, and beautifully written spiritual memoir of pain and hope• Challenges the church to deal with and support those struggling with mental illness and their familiesFireflies recounts the writer’s quest to find light to ease the darkness and suffering she encounters in the world as her beloved older brother is enveloped by mental illness. Her journey for answers takes her from small-town British Columbia to Zimbabwe and exposes her to spiritual and religious settings from 12-step programs to fundamentalism, from Anglicanism to African evangelicalism. She presents her experiences without judgment, and her story reflects where religion helps and where it fails to help find meaning in the midst of life’s most painful challenges.
When Jesus ministered, he often used touch. Yet this human act makes many people uneasy. In this helpful book, Zach Thomas provides fresh perspectives on the practical meanings of touch for the faith community. He criticizes the church for its mind/body split and suggests a more wholesome path to using healing touch.
This book presents a dynamic picture of Jesus and relates this picture to Jesus' fundamental and underlying relationship with his Father through the Holy Spirit. The concrete expression of that relationship in Jesus' life, ministry, death, and resurrection is presented in a unified manner, avoiding the pitfall of majoring on only one of these aspects. This holistic and dynamic picture of Jesus in intimate fellowship with his Father through the Spirit gives the readers a valuable glimpse into the mystery of the Trinity and invites them to reflect on what it means to follow Jesus as individuals and as communities in the context of the twenty-first century with its many challenges.
In 2009 author Nigel Mumford was stricken with H1N1 Swine Flu. He was in a coma for three weeks, and in the ICU for three months as his organs shut down and his body hurtled towards death. During the evening of October 23, the doctors believed they had done all they could do for their dying, comatose patient. Then he died and went to Heaven. The author recounts his actual experiences of visiting Heaven several times while in a coma, and describes how his life has changed in amazing ways. This book looks into the mystery of faith and the power of prayer during a journey through the valley of the shadow of death. Mumford had five visions of Heaven while in the coma, and all are described in this powerful journey into death and back again. Dying to Live brings a message of hope in the face of certain medical death and disenchantment. Mumford's personal experiences of near death are eloquently captured by St. Paul, who said, "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know--God knows."
This is the remarkable true story of a young woman's seven-year struggle and final victory over epilepsy. Jody had been diagnosed with epilepsy when she was a teenager and initially chose the conventional approach of trying various medications to control the seizures. The medications didn't help; Jody was cured by Cayce's remedies.
Born prematurely, and later diagnosed with a life-threatening childhood illness, Ms. De Pietro spent most of her early years in hospitals. Surviving several near death experiences had a lasting effect on her. It was there in the hospital at the child life center that she was first introduced to art. She knew from then on that she would dedicate her life to being an artist. After studying at the School of Visual Arts and later at the Paris American Academy, she went on to have a fruitful career as a painter. As time went on she realized that cloistering herself in her studio painting did not address her own suppressed emotions which had caused her to seek refuge there in the first place. Furthermore, it didn’t allow her to give back to others who were suffering. Taking a sabbatical from painting to study art therapy, Ms. De Pietro set out to confront her own complexes and in the process help those in need. She learned how to use the creative process to reach those who experienced trauma and abuse. She recognized that you cannot run and hide from past trauma because the past will come and find you. What is hidden in our shadow selves is what keeps us confined and doomed to repeat the patterns of abuse. It is only by confronting the truth of what happened in the past that helps us shed the shroud of secrecy that keeps us spellbound in shame and guilt. ”We all have stories. We all have had pain and suffering in our lives, some more than others. If we keep our stories locked up and hidden they will become a heavy burden, and cause us only more grief. We can learn from our past when we step back and take a long hard look, and realize that these traumatic experiences don’t define us. We learn more from our struggles and misfortunes than we do from our accomplishments. When we let go of our guilt, shame, fear and loneliness, we can make room for the good stuff, like joy, and love. Follow the stories and you will find the truth hidden in between the lines”.
Release on 2010-10-05 | by Allen Anderson,Linda Anderson
Extraordinary True Stories of Hope, Healing, and Compassion
Author: Allen Anderson,Linda Anderson
Pubpsher: New World Library
A boy and his dog, girls and their horses — the clichés click because they’re so often true. But some kids do more than play with their pets, and some animals do more than fetch and purr. These kids and animals love unconditionally, and through that love, the condition of each is transformed. This collection is for animal lovers of all ages — and for anyone who wants to smile or needs to heal. You’ll meet: • Ricochet, the golden retriever who surfs in charity events to raise money for children with disabilities • Casper, the rabbit who helps a boy sleep through the night in his foster home • Sparkles, the Dalmatian whose fire-safety lesson saves the lives of a five-year-old and her father • Snazzy, the black pony who helps a boy learn to talk • Cocoa puff, the guinea pig who loves hearing children read • Frankie, the dachshund with “wheel legs” who helps a boy with a leg brace find hope
Brief Integrative Strategies for Health and Well-being
Author: George William Burns
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
Beginning with an evolutionary history of the relationship between man and his environment, Nature-Guided Therapy takes us on a cross-cultural journey into traditional healing disciplines, such as ethno-medicine, sociobiology, and anthropology. By examining clinical data, empirical scientific investigations, and anecdotal accounts, Dr. George Burns helps point the way to healing benefits of a balanced relationship with the environment. Case histories and step by step procedures for utilizing nature-guided strategies are also presented. Designed as an immensely practical guide for clinicians, this volume contains over 80 therapeutic exercises and a variety of nature-based strategies to help augment clinical skills regardless of one's theoretical orientation. Also included is the author's Sensual Awareness Inventory to help access the client's experiences that may facilitate relaxation, happiness, and wellness. This book provides a fascinating read that can expand our views, challenge our therapeutic paradigms, broaden our clinical practice, and provide simple yet pragmatic treatment interventions.expand our views, challenge our therapeutic paradigms, broaden our clinical practice, and provide simple yet pragmatic treatment interventions.