Follow the Healer: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Healing Ministry (Paperback)
Follow the Healer provides those in ministry with a practical theology of healing--helping you understand how Jesus heals and why we still need to participate.
It's easy to fall into one of two extremes when it comes to Christian healing: outright skepticism on one side and abuse on the other. Many of us have a lot of good and difficult questions:
- What is Christian healing ministry supposed to look like?
- How do we go about it?
- What forms and expressions should it take, and how do we evaluate it?
- How do we determine whether the healing ministry we are involved in is in keeping with what Jesus intended?
Starting from the assumption that Jesus does heal in our day and age, Follow the Healer seeks to answer these questions with a balanced, pastoral, and scriptural approach. This is a call to help you better understand and minister God's healing to a world that is in so much pain.
You'll take a closer look at why Christian healing is still relevant and essential today and how to avoid the many difficulties, disappointments, and distortions that occur in healing ministry. Stephen Seamands draws upon over three decades of teaching theology and active involvement in healing ministry to help you grasp the "why-to" of healing that comes before the "how-to."
This holistic, Wesleyan approach to healing will help traditional evangelicals more readily embrace healing ministry and lead Pentecostals and charismatics already engaged in this ministry to move toward a more discerning approach to healing.