Lord, I Want to Be Whole: The Power of Prayer and Scripture in Emotional Healing

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When Stormie Omartian was a child, her mother would lock her in a closet and say, "You are worthless, and you'll never amount to anything." How did a young girl who grew up in an abusive home learn to overcome her past pain to find emotional wholeness as an adult? Lord, I Want to Be Whole offers seven steps that helped Stormie overcome clinical depression and live a more fulfilling life. She shows readers how prayer and the encouragement of Scripture can help them come to terms with their past. She also tells how...

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Overview

When Stormie Omartian was a child, her mother would lock her in a closet and say, "You are worthless, and you'll never amount to anything." How did a young girl who grew up in an abusive home learn to overcome her past pain to find emotional wholeness as an adult? Lord, I Want to Be Whole offers seven steps that helped Stormie overcome clinical depression and live a more fulfilling life. She shows readers how prayer and the encouragement of Scripture can help them come to terms with their past. She also tells how to find deliverance from spiritual oppression and negative influences, learn to receive God's gifts and believe the good things God says about us, become aware of deceptions and misconceptions, and maintain emotional health by taking care of our bodies and being sensitive to what is happening inside us. Lord, I Want to Be Who helps those who are troubled by depression find emotional wholeness and become all God made them to be

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This memoir-cum-self-help guide by bestselling author Omartian (The Power of a Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Parent) opens with an arresting scene: young Stormie's mother locks her in a small closet, telling her she'll "never amount to anything." Omartian reveals that after her troubled childhood, she experimented with drugs and Eastern philosophy and entered a disastrous marriage. Then she discovered God and began a journey toward emotional health. This book aims to tell readers how they too can find healing and wholeness in seven easy steps: release the past, obey God, obtain deliverance from whatever separates them from God, find restoration and forgiveness, receive the gifts God wants to give them, "avoid or get free of... negative traps," and "stand strong." Omartian encourages depressed Christians to seek counseling and urges patients to choose their counselors carefully. She cautions against blaming God for personal unhappiness. Interspersed are vignettes from Omartian's life, relevant Scripture verses and clear-cut, if overly simplistic, checklists to help readers know if they "need deliverance." (If they've hit a spouse, had premarital sex or dabbled in the occult, they do.) Little is original here except for Omartian's own story; more memorable approaches to healing can be found, for example, in books by Rita Bennett (You Can Be... Emotionally Free) and Leanne Payne (The Broken Image). (Jan.) Forecast: Omartian's self-revelatory books have been steady fixtures on evangelical bestseller lists as well as PW's monthly religion list. While the crowded nature of the recovery book market makes it unlikely that this title will achieve the same following, it will still be welcomed by her fans. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785267034
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 279,129
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Stormie Omartianis the bestselling author of The Power of a Praying series with over 13 million copies in print. In high demand as an international speaker, Stormie has a passion to help people know God and His love. A survivor of child abuse, Stormie brings a deep understanding of recovery issues to her work. She and her husband, Michael, have been married for 37 years and have three grown children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2009

    God sent help

    I read this awesome book in 2006 and it helped restore peace and reason in my life, after too many things had gone wrong.

    D. Morris-Crandon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2003

    What a great find!

    This was probably the best self-help book I have ever read. I have recommended it to many of my friends. If you are looking for an easy to understand, bible based book, this is the one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2003

    This book is great

    This book is so great it is helpig me to get over some things day by day I thand God for the writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2003

    What an eye opener!

    My husband bought me this book and I was amazed on the material she writes about. Even though I was not in an abused type of family life, she talks about many more subjects we as Christians go through. Questions I have as a Christian, this book helped alot with opening my eyes on things I see with myself or others [without judging]and allows me to be able to pinpoint certain things,recognize it and pray for deliverance from it. The author not only tells of her story but also can refer back to scripture so that the reader may see that it has facts in the bible about how we as Christians should try to be. Even though we are not perfect in any way, we can at least address some problems we see, know there is scripture to back it up with and pray for ourself or other people to help us along our journey to becoming better people in His eyes.There are so many people that I would love to share this book with, and will!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2001

    An Excellent Book

    I found this book to be very helpful to me as it answered a lot of my questions and offered sample prayers in each chapter. My mind was opened to ideas that I would never have come across on my own. It changed my whole way of thinking and my way of life as a Christian.

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