Power Healing by John Wimber, with co-author Kevin Springer, is an illuminating and inspiring look at the power of divine healing. Based on John Wimber’s. Eleanor Mumford reviews ‘Power Evangelism’ & ‘Power Healing’ by John Wimber . When the two seminal books “Power Evangelism” and. So, some time ago I found a copy of John Wimber’s Power Healing (Harper San Francisco, ) for 25 cents. This seemed to me like a good.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Power Healing by John Wi,ber. Power Healing by John Wimber. One of the founding leaders of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship and author of Power Evangelism and Power Points, John Wimber has given the world a classic overview of the curative power of faith.

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To jobn other readers questions about Power Healingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 04, Jacob Aitken rated it it was amazing Shelves: This poewr a calm and gentle read, if books can be said to be such.

Wimber develops a biblical theology of healing. He gives a brief rundown of cessationism and in response develops a biblical, supernaturalist worldview. He notes that cessationists often misunderstand the purpose of healing. Brings peop This is a calm and gentle read, if books can be said to be such.

Brings people to repentance Luke Shows the gospel is intended for Gentiles as well Luke 7: Healing is more than just healing of the body. Is sickness the Devil? Sometimes we get sick because of natural courses, sometimes because of demonic activity, and sometimes both. Wimber does deal with the inner healing model, but since other writers Kraft et al have focused on that, I will move on. Visible Manifestations This area really challenged me, as I am wary of Charismatic excesses.

Yet, there are Scriptural precedents. Hannah, in 1 Sam.

Conclusion Much of the book is anecdotal, which made it extra engaging. Jul 29, Juanita Carter rated it it was amazing. If you are a Christian and are interested in Healing, this is probably the book for you. John Wimber gives practical explanations for healing through prayer and also gives personal experience to go along and give examples to help explain. It is fairly basic, but I found that helped more than hindered. Being basic, it is still informative.

Unless you are already really knowledgeable in this area. It helped me to define experiences that I have either had myself or healiing happen to others. I used it If you are simber Christian and are interested in Healing, this is uealing the book for you.

I used it as a sort of devotion to supplement my prayer time and found wibmer God really used this time to grow my personal prayer life. May 07, Darren Briggs rated it it was amazing. I read this book twice! My first reading began in the appendix section and from there I read the chapters that caught my interest the most.


I realized that a cursory reading would not be enough, so I reread the book cover to cover. Reading John Wimber confronts my own notions about “divine healing” and how the Spirit of God works in a believer.

Wimber was greatly influenced by the Theology of George E. Ladd’s Kingdom of God teachings. This wimner makes me excited about getting in on all that God is I read this book twice! This book makes me excited haling getting in on all that God is doing, but at the same time it has made me question the relationship of healing and the atonement. I appreciated John Wimber’s desire to be authentic and his concern for relationship rather than mere formula.

He tried to avoid the entrappings of many faith healers like those healingg the Word of Faith Movement, better known as the health and wealth gospel.

Feb 09, Charles Redfern rated it it was amazing. A landmark book in my own ministry. I had heard of Wimber shortly after becoming a pastor in and understood he was a man of integrity — which was vital to me: Wimber was far different. He anchored his ministry in a solid theology and counseled gentility while praying — and no fair blaming those who saw no results.

John Wimber changes his mind

Wimber didn’t try to make the Holy Spirit do anything; rather, he tapped int A landmark book in my own ministry. Wimber didn’t try to make the Holy Spirit do anything; rather, he tapped into the activity of the Holy Spirit and went with His will. After a long dry spell, he saw people healed and experienced God’s out-of-this-world activity. I was spellbound by powdr book — and even more so when I implemented its teaching and saw results before my eyes.

I read both the first and second editions. The first was far better. In, Power Healing, John Wimber seeks to place healing in the biblical and ongoing ministry of the church and offer a practical model for this ministry. There were many factors that contributed to the evolution of my thinking and attitude about divine healing: In his study of scripture Wimber looked for patterns. He would look at in In, Power Healing, John Wimber seeks to place healing in the biblical and ongoing ministry of the church and offer a practical model for this ministry.

He would look at instances of sickness and healing in the old and new testaments and chart the characteristics of the events like the one in Appendix D.

In this way he built himself a biblical systematic theology of healing. This is the way he handles the scripture in this book as well.

He gives us the characteristic patterns of healing citing various instances in scripture to support his claim. Wimber alternates between his story of reluctantly coming to the healing ministry and exploring the patterns of healing he discovered in scripture and practice.

The way he builds his argument from experience into scripture has the effect of taking skeptics of their guard.


He was a skeptic and makes his arguments implicitly, as an explanation of his personal discoveries. I get the sense that the experiences he describes at the beginning of a chapter set up some assumptions for the rest of the exploration.

They changed his underlying assumptions about scripture and invite the reader to approach the scriptures he will present with the assumption that the supernatural is at work today. My own experience has lead me to a place similar to Wimber as he started out.

As I entered early adulthood I was desperately hungry to see God move through me. I have always been hounded by fear. To begin with I wanted God to give me the boldness to evangelize, then in college the boldness to speak up when I felt I had a word of prophesy or interpretation of tongues.

I have had an enchantment with the Power of God and I too wanted to play in that power. A couple of things slowed down my search and probably still affect me as I read Wimber. Once, when I was beginning to experiment in delivering a word, the pastoral staff called me out as being out of order. I made an inward vow that night to no longer seek God to use me in that way again. When I was a youth sponsor, the youth group made a few trips to a revival that was going on in Pensacola Florida.

It was wonderful and refreshing to be immersed in worship and the ministry of the Spirit in power.

Power Evangelism & Power Healing | a review by Eleanor Mumford

God made it all right by meeting me in a more powerfully personal way that week alone. He gives me permission to hunger again and challenges me to make healing a part of our ministry.

I wrestle with how to do this. His integrated method for praying takes time and a lot of emotional investment. Even if I was completely prepared to make that kind of commitment, my congregation, who are quickly out the door are likely not.

I have started making more of a concerted effort to pray for healing individually during the service, touching each with my hands and anointing with oil. I would like more involvement from the congregation. Often my experiences with healing services include getting lost in worship for extended periods.

Getting my congregation to worship is difficult, perhaps there is a connection to explore in relation to the move of the Spirit. Where I have a hard time agreeing with Wimber is when he discusses sexuality. I am not convinced that homosexuality is a disease in need of cure or that masturbation is inherently sinful. Aug 02, Brandon H.

Power Healing by John Wimber is an excellent defense of the healing ministry in the church today.