Monday, January 07, 2013

A Physical and Spiritual Guide
By Harold J. Sala

OVERVIEW: Combining careful research, biblical narratives, and personal stories of physical and spiritual healing, internationally known Bible teacher and counselor Dr. Harold Sala points to how trusting God yields lasting and eternal rewards in What You Need to Know about Healing. While no one is promised tomorrow, you will receive true encouragement for any circumstance, and you will better understand the compassionate nature of our heavenly Father and how to find healing His way. This dynamic book is suitable for those who need physical or spiritual healing as well as for their family members, friends, caregivers, and other health or ministry professionals.

AUTHOR: Harold J. Sala is founder and president of Guidelines International, Inc., a ministry communicating the message of Jesus Christ so that people come to faith in the Lord and believers are discipled and strengthened. Sala has written dozens of books and is the featured speaker on "Guidelines: A Five-Minute Commentary on Living," a daily radio program broadcasting worldwide and translated into more than fifteen languages.

MY REVIEW: The Christian college I attended taught me that miracles such as we read about in the Bible ended with the apostles. After college I spent years preaching and teaching that doctrine. I have been a student of the Word and life in general for many years. It has only been in recent years that I have been able to accept the fact that God indeed may still, at his choosing, work such miracles today.

Recently I have read several books about healing. Craig Keener's magisterial two-volume study of miracles is now on my desk waiting to be read.

I agree with best-selling author, Joni Eareckson who said, "Healing is a perplexing topic, and Harold Sala handles the complexities with skill and ease. You will find much to consider in this special book." I especially liked the chapter, "Is the Great Physician Still Practicing?" Sala has written on this difficult topic in an understandable and believable manner. Many people the world over are asking questions about suffering and healing. This book combines careful research, biblical narratives and personal stories to help answer some of those questions.

(I received this book from The B & B Media Group, Inc. in exchange for a fair and honest review.)