THE HEALING POWER OF THE BIBLE by Agnes Sanford

THE HEALING POWER OF THE BIBLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The ""healing power"" to which the ever present Miss Sanford refers is not the curative faculty of faith with respect to physical illness, but the power of the Bible to heal the spiritual ailments of the world, beginning with doubt. Even so, the title is rather confusing, if not misleading. The book is not an ordered reconciliation of fact with faith, nor a spiritual treatise on the function of faith in an ailing world, but an intensely personal record of how the author achieved that reconciliation and arrived at her conclusions regarding that function. Moreover, the author's disorganized, approach to the Biblical phenomena which she discusses (the creation, Adam and Eve, Moses, heaven, etc.) make it difficult to determine exactly what her intention was. Perhaps the book can best be described as a rambling monologue and apologia, enunciated in a Biblical context, which, despite Miss Sanford's wholly amateurish approach to writing, to faith, and to life, is not without a certain vague charm for the undemanding reader of old-fashioned inspirational literature.

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1969
Publisher: Lippincott