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Overview By exposing her own life, complete with its triumphs and failures, Payne brings extraordinary clarity and understanding on a surprisingly large range of subjects. Her story illustrates how one soul, listening to and obeying the Lord, can revel in the abundant life that is available to all.
Publishers Description Leanne Payne was called out of brokenness into union with Christ, and her nearly fifty-year journey with God has been an adventure of healing, grace, and truth--and of the accompanying spiritual battles. She has spent her life proclaiming the freeing message that Christ lives in us, and offers the ministry of Jesus especially to those suffering from the effects of past sins and woundedness, self-rejection, and long-standing addictions. By exposing her own life, complete with its triumphs and failures, Mrs. Payne brings extraordinary clarity and understanding on a surprisingly large range of subjects, including gender identity, sexual neurosis, gnosticism, false prophecy, transference, healing prayer, incarnational reality, and sacramental worship. Her story illustrates how one soul, listening to and obeying the Lord, can revel in the abundant life that is available to us all.
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A remarkable pioneer of healing prayer. Mar 22, 2010
I am struck by the magnanimity of this woman, Leanne Payne. From such humble beginnings and disadvantaged circumstances in the southern US, she rose to notoriety in the charismatic/healing prayer renewal of the latter 1900s, and even in to the 2000s. While many have written on the subject of healing prayer, few have written with such scholarly depth and insight from a traditional perspective. No others, in my opinion, combine such scholarship with such poetic depth as Ms. Payne does.
Integrating the variegated streams of theology, psychology, and the charismatic giftings, her writings are wonderful reads for anyone interested in healing prayer within general Christian orthodoxy. Of vital importance are the discussions of the true message of Jesus in contrast to the modern heresies of rationalism and gnosticism.
In this book, however, she is not given to lengthy discussions about these issues. She rather gives the account of how she found the path she did. You will be struck with the transparency and candor of this work as she describes her life from birth forward. Those who have read prior books of hers will find this a welcome addition and a peak into the personal life of a great woman of God. If you are want to see how she experiences the hand and presence of God through the events in her life, I would recommend you read this autobiography.
If you aren't familiar with Leanne Payne, I would recommend reading some of her other books first before this one. Try The Healing Presence or The Real Presence.
But if you are familiar with this "wise matriarch", make sure you read this book!
Leanne Payne Sep 16, 2009
This book is a wonderful portrayal of Leanne Payne and her lifes journey in Christ. I loved the book...........She is a powerful woman of God......
Heaven's Calling Mar 4, 2009
It was wonderful to see how God could take care of someone so well, even though they had problems in their own lives of their own making. A down side however, is that just as in all biographies the writer has presented Leanne Payne as almost someone to worship.
Gratitude Jan 16, 2009
Having received a fresh breathe of hope from reading The Broken Image one of Leanne's first books, and the many healings from her ministry have made this book all the more enjoyable for me!
LeanneFan Dec 26, 2008
This is an excellent autobiography of a godly woman. I have read most of her other books on healing. She is truly a humble servant of God and a great example for all followers of Christ.