BOOKS AND RESOURCES
A Time to Heal Church House Publishing, 2000
Report for the House of Bishops. An excellent document with practical guidelines and resources.
Produced for the Church of England but with much that is applicable ecumenically. A summary containing the main recommendations
and guidelines is also available.
Healing Francis MacNutt, Hodder & Stoughton, 1996
of the best general books on the subject. An excellent introduction.
Jesus Healing Works and Ours Ian Cowie, Wild Goose Publications, 2000
Ian gives an exposition of all the references to healing in the New Testament from which he draws helpful and practical
guidelines for the ministry of healing today. A great reference for preachers and teachers.
Healing Dreams Russ Parker, SPCK
Healing Wounded History Russ Parker, DLT, 2001 (there is also a workbook)
Healing Death’s Wounds Michael Mitton and Russ Parker, Arcadia , 2002
Free To Fail Russ Parker, Triangle SPCK, 1992
Forgiveness is Healing Russ Parker, Daybreak, 1993
*Healing and Evangelism Russ Parker and Roy Lawrence, Triangle, SPCK, 1996
A very refreshing author – highly recommended. Russ is the Director of Acorn Christian Foundation
Wild Beasts and Angels Michael Mitton, DLT, 2000
book on staying real in the healing ministry.
Power Healing John Wimber, Hodder & Stoughton, 1986
charismatic view. Well worth reading, nothing like as simplistic as some may
*A Question of Healing: The reflections of a doctor and a priest Gareth Tuckwell and David Flagg, Eagle, 2000
This book is based on the magazine articles written during their time on the staff at Burrswood. Praying for a friend with cancer in the Resource Section is an example.
Pathways to Wholeness Roger Hurding, Hodder & Stoughton ,1998
A comprehensive course book on pastoral care. Roger is a doctor and psychotherapist who writes from a conservative
*Coping With Illness Roger Hurding
book on positive reactions to illness and death.
Health, Healing and Wholeness Howard Booth, Kevin Mayhew, 2002
A retired Methodist minister offers a helpful survey of the development and some of the key issues in the healing ministry.
When I was in Hospital, You visited me Simon Wilson, Grove Pastoral
Series P88, 2001
A helpful introduction to hospital visiting and care for the sick
God's Catalyst Rosemary Green, Hodder & Stoughton
very good book on Prayer Counselling that includes many helpful examples.
Emotional Healing Sue Rose, Grove Books Renewal Series R16, 2004
An up-to-date, accessible, sensible and practical
introduction. Highly recommended.
Forgiving God Judith Crane, Grove Books Spirituality Series S90, 2004
The title has a delightful double meaning. The
booklet explores spirituality issues for those (all of us) who come up against the memory of painful events.
Growing Leaders James Lawrence , CPAS & BRF, 2004
This book focuses on the development of Christian
leaders. There are numerous connections with the healing ministry, not least in the section on vocation and character.
The Healing Presence Leanne Payne, Kingsway
Restoring The Christian Soul Leanne Payne, Baker House,
USA (Kingsway edition out of print)
These are excellent, if somewhat demanding, books on emotional and spiritual wholeness.
The Broken Image Leanne Payne, Baker House, USA
(Kingsway edition out of print)
on sexual wholeness. Easy to read.
Dennis, Sheila and Matthew Linn are prolific Roman Catholic
authors. Much of their writing is very helpful, especially for emotional wholeness and healing of memories.
Holy Listening: the Art of Spiritual Direction Margaret Guenther, DLT, 1992
excellent book for all who accompany others on their spiritual journeys.
Long, DLT, 1990
A Heart to Listen Michael Mitton, BRF 2004
Anne and Michael have both been leaders of the Acorn Christian Listeners programme and have much practical wosdom to
share. A variety of very valuable listening courses are available from Acorn Christian Foundation (01420 478121).
Deliverance from Evil
The Ministry of Deliverance Dominic Walker, DLT, 1997
A brief and helpful introduction.
Deliverance Michael Perry, SPCK, 1996
A useful resource book based on good Anglican
*But Deliver Us From Evil John Richards, DLT, 1974
classic on the Christian response to evil.
*The Occult Russ Parker, IVP, 1989
Worship and Prayer
Common Worship: Pastoral Services CHP, 2000
For the official Anglican healing services and prayers. Additional useful material can be found in New Patterns for Worship CHP, 2003
Prayers For Health and Healing SPCK, 2000
A helpful book of prayers (see also the books by John Gunstone).
Praying for the Dawn Ruth Burgess and Kathy Galloway, Wild Goose, 2000
A useful resource book for the ministry of healing. Other Iona Community worship resources include much helpful material
related to both personal and global healing.
*Prayers and Ideas for Healing
Services Ian Cowie, Wild Goose, 1995
A book with sound advice and helpful material largely drawn from experience with the Iona Community.
The Laying on of Hands and Anointing Carolyn Headley, Grove Worship Series W172, 2002
A very helpful booklet on the Biblical and medical background to touch in healing with excellent guidelines for the
exercise of these ministries today.
Other Courses and Teaching Material
In Search of Wholeness Parker, Fraser & Rivers
A practical training course jointly developed by Acorn Christian Foundation and St. John’s College ,
Nottingham . Can be used for self-study or part of a distance learning programme. Includes excellent material on hospital/sick visiting, disability and tackling some
of the hard questions. A very good follow-up to this course. Available from St.
John’s Extension Studies (0115-925 1117), Acorn Christian Foundation (01420 478121) or the Diocesan Resource
Growing a Healing Ministry
A five-session introductory course from the Acorn Christian Foundation (01420 478121). Suitable for use in a variety
of church settings.
Saints Alive! Healing in the
A 9 session course designed for small groups with a Leaders Manual and participant’s Link-Work Book. This is
a wide-ranging basic course that is easy to lead. Especially suitable for churches open to charismatic renewal. Available
from ReSource 01235 553722.
The Beta Course
“Being Christian, Becoming
Whole, Building Community.” A new video-based 10 session course linking Christian faith, personal development and pastoral
care. Produced by the Psychology and Christianity Project, University of Cambridge .
Wholeness and Healing
A ten-session course for use in small groups. Very good resource to enable groups to learn from one another. Produced
by Canon John Goodchild, Training Team Leader for the Diocese of Norwich (01603 611196)
Only Say the Word
John Davies, Canterbury Press, 2002
Subtitled When Jesus brings healing and salvation, this book contains 15
interactive Bible studies for small groups. As well as having useful content on the healing ministry, this book provides a
practical method that could revitalise home-group Bible Studies.
Speaking of Healing Christopher Gower, SPCK, 2003
A book based on the author’s experience at St Marylebone parish church and his dissertation on preaching and
indicated otherwise, these books may be obtained from:
Chelmsford Diocesan Resource Centre, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1AT.
01245 294405. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
the books marked * are now out
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