Wednesday, March 18, 2020

"The Ministry of Healing" by AJ Gordon Book Tour and Give Away

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About the Book

Book:  The Ministry of Healing
Author: AJ Gordon
Genre:  Christian non-fiction, spiritual growth
Release Date: January 17, 2020
Ministry of Healing CoverClassic Christian author A. J. Gordon expresses curiosity about whether the healing miracles from the Middle Ages up to his day can be verified as a continuation of Christ’s Spirit in the church. Through deep study and inquiry of the established history, Gordon concludes that the power to heal followers remains with the church—there was no special era of miracle working. God and His powers remain the same in the modern era as they have right through human history. For Gordon, God’s intervention in the suffering and sickness of His followers is frequent; the will of the Lord however is variable—but He will not prolong the pain of someone whose illness is too great. Throughout this text, A. J. Gordon makes his argument from a biblical perspective, citing passages in both the Old and New Testament that support the continuation of spiritual gifts. Quoting testimonies of believers across the ages, he offers a convincing argument that the church ministry is, to this day, one of healing.

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"The Ministry of Healing" by  AJ Gordon is a book that I really wanted to read. But, after reading it I have to say if really felt like I was reading a textbook. I believe that God still does miracles today and that is the point of this book. It is filled with examples of miracles, which is good but I wish the author would have included more examples from healings  and miracles today. the author gives many Scriptural verses to backup what he is staying.

After I wrote that first paragraph, I read About the author and seen that this book was first written in 1882 and so now I understand why no mention of recent miracles are written about.

This is a good book to prove that miracles did happen and that they they are still able to happen today.

The author does point out that we are given the power to heal by our faith and prayer. He also points out in one chapter, I don't remember which one, that we can haver the miracle of healing the sick but not raising the dead or multiply the loaves of bread and fishes, because he says those miracles were for Jesus alone.

I recommend this book to any Christian, but I say read the book as if it is a study and look up the Bible verses and Don't read it in one setting as if it is a book to just read but be prepare to learn from it.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions  are my own.

About the Author
Adoniram_Judson_GordonAdoniram Judson (A. J.) Gordon (1836–1895) came to prominence in the United States as the evangelical pastor of Clarendon Street Baptist Church in Boston for more than twenty-five years. During his tenure there, he saw the church completely transformed into one of the most spiritual and aggressive churches in America, with an unsurpassed effort in missions. A missionary training school and publishing house were associated with the church, and Gordon preached at many of D. L. Moody’s Northfield Conferences, along with other notable preachers such as A. B. Simpson, A. T. Pierson, and R. A. Torrey. His training school eventually became Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He also founded Gordon College, in Wenham, Massachusetts. He wrote his most famous book, The Ministry of Healing, in 1882, but he also wrote at least fifteen hymns, including “My Jesus, I Love Thee,” as well as other books of Christian instruction.

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This classic Christian work has previously only been self published. Gordon is renowned as founder of Gordon-Conwell Seminary and Gordon College. His writings became foundational work for what later became the spirit-filled movement.

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Rita Wray said...

I liked the review, thank you.

Dianna said...

I didn't realize this was based in the 1800s!

James Robert said...

Thanks for sharing your book with us. I think we all enjoy hearing about new books we previously didn't know about. Also, thank you for the giveaway.