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Posted July 23, 2012
"Healing: Unplugged" is a book with a unique format: two interviews with two friends who have been involved in the healing ministry for many years, and who have worked alongside each other, as well as well-known leaders worldwide. Bill Johnson and Randy Clark converse and share memories.
I am having a hard time finding an adequate descriptor for some of the ideas exposed in this book. For instance, the authors mention that they were wondering how to start/continue their ministry in an effective way - nothing wrong with this - and that their example was other people's way of doing things, even words, positions and gestures. I cannot but wonder where the Bible was left during this process. Now, please understand that I value other people's example, but when it comes to Biblical doctrine, the foundation cannot be human experience. Another example is when Bill Johnson describes an extraordinary experience one night; he started by saying he was still learning about recognizing spiritual events, when he felt something he would assume to be due to an "angelic presence" (p.67). I kept reading, curious to find more about that presence, but he never said anything else about it. I then started wondering what source that angelic presence came from - God or Satan. Once more, no support from the Bible, just personal experience and reference to other people's experience. Randy Clark also describes supernatural experiences, like heat waves or warmth that made him feel at peace.
In other words, the focus of both interviews is the miraculous; the main search of the experiences described is healing. Throughout the pages, there is no mention about teaching/discipleship, nor encouragement to know God and get closer to him. Moreover, salvation, the most wonderful miracle there could ever be, is set aside.
I would strongly discourage people from reading this book; healing is wonderful, and it a precious blessing God bestows on some people. However, as wonderful as it is, it should never be the core of any christian ministry nor the motivation for people to know about God. If someone is interested in knowing more about Mr. Johnson and Mr. Clark, this would be a good alternative to a traditional biography.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange of a review. In no way has this biased my opinion on the book or on the authors.
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Posted June 10, 2012
“Healing: unplugged - Conversations and Insights from Two Veteran Healing Leaders ” by Bill Johnson and Randy Clark contains the written interviews of two veteran prayer leaders sharing their experiences with the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit as it relates to healing. The insights shared will be better understood by those who have experienced similar manifest presence while praying for individuals. This is not a book that will be easily digested if the reader has never prayed for an individual or does not believe in the Holy Spirit.
An individual just learning about prayer may not be able to relate to the experiences shared in the book.
“Healing: Unplugged” is more of an advanced intercessory prayer book on healing. As an intercessor I appreciated the frank conversations shared by the authors. I personally identified with some of the experiences discussed. In general the book is a useful reference and a source of encouragement for those who, like myself, continue to study the gifts of the Spirit and seek a greater number of healings when praying.
Since Intercessory prayer is a matter of faith and style the methodology used by Bill Johnson and Randy Clark may not be for everyone. Their success is undeniable yet as many experienced prayer warriors will share- God incorporates individual personalities in order to fulfill His plans. It is therefore important, if it is your desire to be an intercessor, that you are led by the Holy Spirit. I recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Posted May 17, 2012
Finally!! A book that has all those insights you just simply want for growth in walking in the healing/miracle ministry. Thanyou Bill and Randy! This book will help you learn how the Lord leads, directs and impresses his will as you desire to walk in the miraculous. This is a book you will read and reread!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2012
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