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Courage to Be Healed: Finding Hope to Restore Your Soul

Courage to Be Healed: Finding Hope to Restore Your Soul

by Mark Rutland


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The altered life begins at the altar. But it doesn’t end there.

Here is a simple truth: hurt people hurt people. The damaged do damage to others and to themselves. They become toxic, and their toxicity spills over into the lives of those around them, leaving a trail of broken relationships, squandered opportunities, and shattered dreams. Hurting souls can and often do become suicidal and self-destructive.

This is not a “quick fix” book, but one that illumines the need for, and very real hope for, inner healing. Delve into stories of people finding healing, and understand each stage of the process, including the following:

  • Honestly confronting the past
  • Facing and accepting painful realities
  • Forgiving ourselves as well as the “unforgivable” deeds of others
  • Dealing with disappointment and forgiving God for unmet expectations, unanswered prayers, and unfulfilled dreams
  • Stories of people seeking and finding healing

Many go to church or preach in a church every Sunday while living lives of unuttered, soul-deadening despair. Part of the reason they never get help is a prevailing religiosity that presupposes that sin and repentance are the cause of and the answer to all the soul’s distress. While salvation or the baptism of the Spirit are the first steps to healing hurt souls, these experiences may not do all that needs to be done. The altered life may well begin at an altar, but it may need to continue in a counseling office.

Dr. Mark Rutland’s Courage to Be Healed is a doorway of hope for hurting souls and for those who love them.

This book will give you inner healing through Spirit-led counseling, prayer, Bible reading, and the power of God's grace.

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ISBN-13: 978-1-62999-281-5
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-62999-282-2

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629996479
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 708,215
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Rutland, PhD, is a New York Times best-selling author and columnist for Charisma Leader magazine. He is president of Global Servants and the National Institute of Christian Leadership, having served previously as the pastor of a mega-church and president of two universities. Rutland and his wife, Alison, have been married and in ministry together for more than fifty years. They have three children and nine grandchildren. Through their ministry, Global Servants, the Rutlands established House of Grace in Chiang Rai, Thailand, a home to protect tribal girls from sex trafficking. Since 1986 House of Grace has been “saving little girls for big destinies.” Its work in West Africa, largely in remote villages, has built churches and village hygiene services in five countries.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Bevere ix

Introduction: Your Courageous Moment xiii

1 The Power of Emotional Poisons 1

2 The Toxin of Shame 19

3 The Toxin of Unforgiveness 47

4 The Toxin of Rejection 83

5 Peter: A Biblical Picture of Brokenness Healed 109

6 The Toxin of Condemnation 125

7 The Toxin of Fear 145

A Word to Pastors 169

Epilogue 179

Notes 183

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