Healing - Ways to Practice - Books

Peter said, "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you;
in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk."
And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately
his feet and ankles were made strong.

— Acts 3:6-7

Spirituality & Health Care: Reaching Toward a Holistic Future
John Shea (Park Ridge Center, 2000).
See other Park Ridge Center publications, esp. their book series "Health and Medicine in the Faith Traditions".

Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine, and the Distortion of Christianity
Joel James Schuman and Keith G. Meador (Oxford University Press, 2003).

Healing in the Landscape of Prayer
Avery Brooke (Cowley, 1996).

Healing and Christianity
Morton Kelsey (Augsburg Fortress, 1995).

Suffering Presence: Theological Reflections on Medicine, the Mentally Handicapped and the Church
Stanley Hauerwas (University of Notre Dame Press, 1993).

In Touch with Healing
Una Kroll (BBC Books, 1991).

Stretch Out Your Hand: Exploring Healing Prayer
Tilda Norberg and Robert Webber (United Church Press, 1990).
Is Any Among You Suffering
17-minute video exploring the biblical practice of anointing within the Church of the Brethren. Available through Brethren Press. (1994)

Based on the book by Dr. Oliver Sacks, takes place in 1969 in a Bronx chronic-care hospital for those with the most profound neurological diseases. Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a gentle and shy neurologist, investigates why these patients -- misdiagnosed as schizophrenics and hysterics -- have been catatonic for years. Sayer develops a close relationship with Leonard Lowe, the first patient to receive experimental treatment and "awake" from dormancy. (1990)

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