THE HEALING POWER OF FAITH by Will Oursler

THE HEALING POWER OF FAITH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There is need for a sympathetic and inclusive survey of the work of spiritual healing. This is not specifically Catholic, but is an objective report on miraculous cures and faith-healing occurrences, ancient and modern, from New Testament days to our own,- Roman Catholic, Protestant and Jewish. The sporadic evidence of a divine power at work has raised the question, Why is it not at work constantly and universally? Will Oursler, reporter and author, studies the records and talks with those currently exercising the ministry of healing. He makes us aware of the critics, of those whose methods seem questionable to some, but he is searching for and finding good in varying degrees in the work of all. He emphasizes the importance of healing as a part of Christian experience in a way satisfactory to both religion and medicine. Additional important features of this book include the listing of churches of all faiths in America with a special interest in spiritual healing; a list of healing in the Old and New Testament; and a fairly complete bibliography. There is not much new material here, but he does bring together the widely scattered stories in this field. The book should be of great value to all lay and professional people who wish to get the collected evidence for the healing power of faith in perspective.

Publisher: Hawthorn