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Agnes Sanford (1897–1976)

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The Healing Light (1947) 319 eksemplarer
The Healing Gifts of the Spirit (1966) 178 eksemplarer
Sealed Orders (1972) 103 eksemplarer
Healing Power of the Bible (1969) 61 eksemplarer
Behold Your God (1958) 58 eksemplarer
Lost Shepherd (1953) 50 eksemplarer
Let's Believe (1954) 33 eksemplarer
Creation Waits (1977) 32 eksemplarer
Twice Seven Words (1970) 26 eksemplarer
Healing Touch of God (1983) 19 eksemplarer
Route 1 (1975) 9 eksemplarer
The Second Mrs. Wu (1965) 7 eksemplarer
A pasture for Peterkin (1956) 7 eksemplarer
Oh, Watchman! (1951) 7 eksemplarer
The rising river (1968) 3 eksemplarer

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One of the most unconventional memoirs ever written, penned by one of the most well-known spiritual healers of the Twentieth Century: Agnes Sanford.
This is the deeply personal, candid, unvarnished journal of a woman whose life fit the Christian mold, yet God powerfully used her as a healer. Her story is one of searching, seeing, and sharing to carry out God's Sealed Orders.
Sanford found God to be real. God found Sanford to be willing. From China to California, through the turbulence of a world at war, God's unlikely servant taught the power of prayer and the miracle of healing -- lessons as fresh and resonant today as they were when her books were first published. - from the publisher… (mere)
PendleHillLibrary | Nov 28, 2023 |
The Healing Light is the classic introduction to spiritual healing from the Christian point of view and in the Christian tradition. Agnes Sanford, one of the pioneers of Inner Healing, address both physical and emotional healing. Glen Clark writes "There is something besides understanding that is required if one desires real healing, and that 'something besides' is what this book proceeds to give." (Complete and unabridged. 194 pp) - Book Depository
QRM | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 20, 2020 |

For some reason, my mother-in-law likes to give me books of a religious nature. Perhaps it's because I'll talk to her about church now and again. Well, we need to talk about something. Why not something important to her? Whatever, this turned out to be an interesting selection. The book talks quite a bit about the power or prayer, especially healing prayer. Interestingly, she gave me the book only a couple of weeks before my best friend was diagnosed as having a cancerous tumor. If only in real life we could learn proper techniques for praying such tumors away.

Anyway, the book concerns an Episcopalian priest in a small town in New Jersey. He takes up with a local artist who is considered to be a loose woman, because strange people visit her house in the evenings to seek help. She is a bit of a healer, not a bit of a tart. She apparently cures the priest's nephew after the nephew has a rather bad accident, an accident causing injuries most people considered to be fatal. But the nephew is cured. So the priest gets to know the artist, seeking to learn why her type of prayer worked and his did not. Naturally, they fall in love. They fight a lot over points of theology, but eventually come up with approaches to try as a "scientific experiment", and some of those approaches appear to work wonders. There are lots of further plot twists that I'll not bore you with, and some romanticism, which seems to be important to have in books even if it's not something any of us experience much in our lives. We hope for romance, of course, but romantic attachments never happen the way they do in books.

So, anyway, there are lots of musings on theological matters and prayer, some discussion of Christian mysticism and so forth. You also get some sense for the ebb and flow of life in an active church in 1950s. I'm not sure a lot of this material would make much sense to younger readers, who only know the effete Christianity of the shrunken, mainline denominations or the non-traditional Christianist hucksterism one finds in the majority of American Evangelical congregations.

This is another of those books where I wish I could give plusses and minuses. As a three-* book, it deserves to have a plus appended. Since the book will make little sense to a majority of today's readers, however, it doesn't merit four *s.
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lgpiper | Jun 21, 2019 |
What an unexpected treasure this book is. A picture of China, on the verge of the Communist revolution, told so sympathetically, from the narrow confines of a Christian missionary compound. It sounds small, but it is large. The author was herself a missionary child. Like Pearl Buck, she closely observes, and remembers clearly. This was a joy to read.
SaintSunniva | Jun 6, 2016 |

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