Overview Bruce Epperly reveals the centrality of whole person healing within Jesus mission as teacher and social reformer, and stresses that churches should seek to recover a healing ministry that touches both the spirit and the body. God's Touch traces the links between Jesus approach to wholeness of mind, body, spirit, and relationships, and the practices of complementary and alternative medicine today.
Publishers Description This work makes the case that many Christians are at once understandably attracted to holistic medicine - which offers an integrated approach to spirituality and physical health - and discouraged from exploring these practices by the culture of the churches that they attend. The author contends that this has left many people torn between the New Age practices that are not grounded in biblical faith and church communities that are not responsive to the growing interest in integrative medicine. Through a series of meditations on the healing miracles of Jesus, this book sets out to offer what many Christians are after: an essentially Christian approach to holistic health practices.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664222811 ISBN13 9780664222819
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Maybe his best! Feb 7, 2007
I have recently discovered the writings of Bruce Epperly. This one is perhaps my favorite of them all. I am a member of the International Order of Saint Luke the Physician -- an ecumenical Christain organization. I find that the tone of its publications and literary recommendations tends to be "conservative". "Conservative" is not the tone I sense from Epperly's works -- except maybe in the very best and basic sense of the word -- but I think there may be no better Bible Study Book for use by local chapters of the Order of Saint Luke than this one by Bruce. I recommend it for personal reflection and for group discussion.
Best Book on Spirituality and Healing! Mar 12, 2001
Epperly does a masterful job bringing together spirituality, medicine, science, and theology in a book that is honest, practical and lively. Filled with stories of real people with real pain, Epperly brings hope alive through a rediscovery of the healings of Jesus. Written from the perspective of process theology, Epperly goes beyond the usual dualist approachs of our Western culture by offering a wholistic vision for Christians who long for a fresh, practical, and biblically sound approach. Not only does he deal with the hard questions that surround suffering, but he offers practical "Experiments in Healing and Wholeness" at the end of each chapter. A book about healing that begins us on the road to healing even while we are reading the book! A masterful work!