Harold said: Healing Is A Choice, a highly acclaimed book with over 8 million copies In Healing Is A Choice, Stephen Arterburn teaches readers the process of. But the choice to be healed is yours. He can. But you also must choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin. OTHER SERIES WITH Stephen Arterburn . In this special edition of Healing Is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn offers a unique combination of book and workbook, outlining ten choices crucial to.

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As such, I pulled what I thought was useful and threw aside the rest. Sad I bought this book. He also revealed lies that can hinder the process of healing. There were some good thoughts, but as the book went on, I felt it was more about him.

He explored ten decisions that will change your life and bring in the healing we so desperately need and want. Challenge yourself to grow spiritually What did you love best about Healing Is a Choice? I’ve used the information in the first chapter to teach a couple of groups I’m part of, and it was healnig well received both times.

Healing Is a Choice

I recommend that you at least use the workbook as you read. But once you reach this point you’ll find practical guidance here on what to do next. No, it is the position of the author in the writing of his book that addressing even the most intensely painful experiences in our lives, even though we do not want to and will do everything we can to possibly avoid doing so, is vitally necessary to experience the deep and lasting healing that God wants to make happen in our stepjen.

The small personal group are encouraged to help bring you out of isolation and to cause people healinv make the decision to connect with others again.

Another point that might cause unease or turn away some readers is a certain amount of gender-stereotyping that arrterburn author seems to make.

That being said, there is nothing graphic or offensive. All of the chapters are very good, but my favorites were 1, 8, 9, and Disclosure of Material Connection: Jesus once asked a man who had been sick for 38 years if he wanted to be healed. God wants us well and we need to accept His healing so that we can grow and help others.


On this issue I was a bit disappointed, but I plan to use this book in a woman’s support group study that I hope to start this year. Identify the big lies that prevent experiencing emotional, spiritual, and even physical healing.

In the examples he gives, he speaks of men having “big dreams to conquer something or to achieve greatness” whereas “it is very common for women to believe that they will grow up and marry someone close to being a prince. How obvious the answer may sound, the more complex reality is. Right now, I am focused on myself and how I can find peace and joy despite my hurts, and that is why I am so thankful for this book, Healing Is a Choice.

Many of the steps do not require a particular faith perspective, but a number are strongly evangelical Christian. Any one of these chapters could be made into a whole book on a given subject, so at best, this simply touches on important areas we need to consider for transformation. Steve is a teaching pastor at Northview Church in suburban Indianapolis and resides with his family in Indiana. Apr 25, Harold Cameron rated it it was amazing.

Healing on all levels, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical, is a miraculous gift from God; but it is a function of our own decisions and beliefs as well.

Book Review: Healing is a Choice, by Stephen Arterburn | Spiritual Meanderings

This one is important to stay away from! Arterburn presents us with ten choices that we can make to partner with God in the healing process, along with ten lies we might believe which could leave us stuck where we are.

Oct 13, Liz rated it really liked it. Healing Is a Choice: All opinions are my own. This edition of the book includes a workbook. When we make the right choices, and reject the lies, we can find the way to wholeness again.


Ten common lies prevent individuals from making those choices that bring about healing. The exercises will take time, effort, and commitment. It will take you directly to the source of your pain, so that you will no longer stay where you are.

It can be used as a devotional, or as a small-group strphen, because everything in here will apply to every small or large problem you have. If you are struggling with forgiving others and are needing healing in your life pick up this book! He may have used his illness to disconnect from the world and the other pressures of life.

We think the strange part of the st Healing is a choice Now including the full workbook, this combined release emphasizes the fact that we must choose to let the hurt go and let the healing begin.

Millions suffer from emotional, spiritual, and even i wounds that God may choose to heal.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Arterburn does not throw faith around in this book as a simplistic fix to a person’s deep inner wounds. This book has helped me tremendously. It is God’s ch There is no doubt about it: However the point was that Jesus could not choicce this man until HE wanted to be healed.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Maybe you wonder just when God is going to take all the hurt away. I received an eBook version of this atterburn via the Thomas Nelson’s blogging review program Booksneeze in exchange for a review.

Some of the ten decisions we can make are choosing to connect with people who will support and be there for us.