Monday, February 13, 2012
Healing Is a Choice: 10 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life and 10 Lies That Can Prevent You From Making Them by Stephen Arterburn
"The power to heal-physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually-is in God's hands. But the choice to be healed is ours. Everyone, at some level, needs healing. In this book, Stephen Arterburn outlines ten choices crucial to receiving healing and ten lies that can prevent us from making them. Readers will find the wholeness God desires for them in a practical and prayerful way through this book."
I struggled to get through this book. Not that it wasn't good or relevant for so many people. I just didn't feel it was relevant for me. He made many good points in this book through pointing out the truths and lies of healing. It did make me rethink many things, for example: the ninth big lie.. Until I am completely healed and strong, there is no place for me to serve God. We have a choice to serve regardless of what we are going through. We can let our "illness" work for God's glory or bring us down into misery.
Many of us go through life struggling with emotional and physical pain thinking God and I will work it out and when we really need to connect with someone to help us through it. We can connect with professional counselors, pastors, others who have gone through the same problems and have overcome them or a trusted friend or spouse. We need to avoid disconnecting ourselves and from relying solely on prayer and our own faith.
Galatians 6:2 " Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." (NIV) There are many out there gifted by God to help each individual with his or her problem. We need to connect with these people. God does not want us to struggle alone.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.