When Prayer Fails

Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Author: Shawn Francis Peters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019530635X

Category: Law

Page: 262

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'When Prayer Fails' examines the web of legal and ethical questions that arise when criminal prosecutions are mounted against parents whose children die as a result of religion-based medical neglect. It explores efforts to balance judicial protections for the religious liberty of faith-healers against the rights of children.
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When Prayer Fails

Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Author: Shawn Francis Peters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019530635X

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 3371

'When Prayer Fails' examines the web of legal and ethical questions that arise when criminal prosecutions are mounted against parents whose children die as a result of religion-based medical neglect. It explores efforts to balance judicial protections for the religious liberty of faith-healers against the rights of children.
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When Prayer Seems to Fail

Author: Michael Canion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615782355

Category: Religion

Page: 102

View: 1602

This is a very practical, insightful book on the subject of prayer in general and when it seems to fail in particular. This book will help the reader understand that prayer never fails, it only seems that way at times. You will learn what it means to pray and how to pray.
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E. M. Bounds on Prayer

Author: E. M. Bounds

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598560522

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 7989

Methodist minister and Civil War chaplain Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913) considered conversation with God as fundamentally vital to the Christian's life as physical breath. He devoted the last 17 years of his life to intense intercession and to penning some of the most perennially popular works about prayer. This attractive volume features the very best of his beloved writings. "God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. The lips that uttered them may be closed in death, the heart that felt them may have ceased to beat, but the prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them and prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; they outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world." --from E.M. Bounds on Prayer Every Christian library needs the classics--the timeless books that have spoken powerfully to generations of believers. Hendrickson Christian Classics allow readers to build an essential classics library in affordable modern editions. Each volume is freshly retypeset for reading comfort, while thoughtful new introductions place each in historical and spiritual context. Attractive, classically bound covers look great together on the shelf. Best of all, value pricing makes this series easy to own. Planned to span the spectrum of Christian wisdom through the ages, Hendrickson Christian Classics set a new standard for quality and value.
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Purpose In Prayer

Author: E. M. McKendree. Bounds

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802488269

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 5880

"The more praying there is in this world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil everywhere. Prayer, in one phase of its operation, is a disinfectant and a preventive. It purifies the air; it destroys the contagion of evil. Prayer is no fitful, short-lived thing. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in silence. It is a voice which goes into God's ear, and it lives as long as God's ear is open to holy pleas, as long as God's heart is alive to holy things." Purpose in Prayer will awaken those who have neglected prayer, encourage those who desire help in this spiritual exercise, and give significant instruction to all who read its pages.
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Almighty God Created the Races

Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law

Author: Fay Botham

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899229

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2744

In this fascinating cultural history of interracial marriage and its legal regulation in the United States, Fay Botham argues that religion--specifically, Protestant and Catholic beliefs about marriage and race--had a significant effect on legal decisions concerning miscegenation and marriage in the century following the Civil War. She contends that the white southern Protestant notion that God "dispersed" the races and the American Catholic emphasis on human unity and common origins point to ways that religion influenced the course of litigation and illuminate the religious bases for Christian racist and antiracist movements.
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A Journey into Prayer

Pioneers of Prayer in the Laboratory: Agents of Science or Satan?

Author: Bill Sweet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450045294

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 375

View: 8865

Prayer is a constant mental input into our world. Do we pray for what we need or what we want? Do we pray to heal or to hurt? Terrorists pray. Healers pray. Millions pray. Motivations for prayer are investigated by the Spindrift researchers. One discovery was that non goal-directed prayer--"Thy will be done"--produced different test results than goal-directed prayer. A Journey Into Prayer explores the struggles, triumphs, and persecutions of two spiritual healers, Bruce and John Klingbeil, who developed scientific laboratory tests to investigate the effectiveness of prayer. This father and son team added to the centuries old anecdotal evidence the modern day standard of proof demanded by science and medicine. Spindrift translated some spiritual experiences and religious language into the scientific language and experiments of our times. Spindrift isolated positive and negative effects of prayer. Spindrift ignited spiritual dynamite by asking, "What can we know about prayer scientifically?" Author Bill Sweet weaves with a rare sense of humor this Spindrift adventure and the outrage it sparked. ABOUT A JOURNEY INTO PRAYER One of the most predictable consequences of exploring the bridge between science and religion is that the simple act of questioning authority, on either side of that bridge, is guaranteed to evoke furious emotions in those who believe they already know the "truth." Bill Sweet's Journey into Prayer is the story of a father and son who courageously risked everything to explore the power of prayer, an overview of what they discovered, and a poignant reminder of the risks faced by all true pioneers. --Dean Radin, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds, interviewed in the movie What the Bleep: Down the Rabbit Hole The name Spindrift is synonymous with what at first seems an oxymoron--the scientific study of prayer. This group's ground-breaking work, which has been part of an enormous shift in consciousness, was brought forth at great personal cost--the apparent suicides of the father-son research team. Bill Sweet's meticulous account reads like a mystery--one that may never be solved. But regardless of the tragedy, the Spindrift research is an important part of the bridge between science and Spirit. May all the good these researchers have done return to them as an enduring blessing of peace. --Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author, Seven Paths to God and A Woman's Journey to God cofounder and former Director of the Mind-Body Clinic, Harvard Medical School This book describes the work of some original thinkers, supported by over 20 years of meticulous experimental and analytical research of ingenious design. It bears on the nature of prayer and of healing, and of powers of the human mind little appreciated by most people. Because the philosophical background and the experimental work differs from the mainstream, the research and its important implications for all of us has been largely overlooked. Bill Sweet's homely and disarming writing style presents the material in a personal way that is easily accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Read it, enjoy it, and save your judgment until you have finished and pondered it a while. --Theodore Rockwell, nuclear engineer and Author of The Rickover Effect and Creating The New World
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Faith No More

Why People Reject Religion

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912351

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8260

During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing segment of the population in such a public forum. And yet the reasons why more and more people are turning away from religion are still poorly understood. In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what's really behind the process of losing one's faith. According to a 2008 study, so many Americans claim no religion (15%, up from 8% in 1990) that this category now outranks every other religious group except Catholics and Baptists. Exploring the deeper stories within such survey data, Zuckerman shows that leaving one's faith is a highly personal, complex, and drawn-out process. And he finds that, rather than the clich? of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisitive, and deeply moral. Zuckerman predicts that this trend toward nonbelief will likely continue and argues that the sooner we recognize that religion is frequently and freely rejected by all sorts of men and women, the sooner our understanding of the human condition will improve. The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the "New Atheism" and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith.
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Prayer That Never Fails

Easy, Powerful Prayers That Bring Permanent Results

Author: Pius Joseph

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548781576


Page: 122

View: 883

Simple, easy and straight to the point PRAYER THAT NEVER FAILS: Easy, Powerful Prayers That Bring Permanent Results. Prayer was never intended to be complicated. The truth is that Jesus showed His disciples how to pray and He wants to show you how to pray too. There are powerful prayers that guarantee your results. Kneeling before the Lord praying for many hours is good. The long time you spend in prayers does not guarantee that you will get speedy results to your request. When prayer is combined with some principles, scriptural understanding, and revelations, etc., you will always get all the things that you are asking God about. In this book, I will show you how to pray and get every result to your prayers: Praying the heart of God that will give you all the things that you have asked Miracles prayers that guarantee results How to wait for your answers. What to do when your prayer is not answered. Easy ways to pray for the results Guide on praying How to prevent your prayers from failing. Now, you have the powerful weapon to get all your prayers answered. Tags: prayer, prayer free books, prayer timkeller, prayertimothy keller, prayersthat rout demons by john eckhardt, prayer keller, the prayer box lisa wingate, a prayer for owen meany by john irving, a prayer for owen meany, the prayer box, prayer Timothy Keller, the battle plan for prayer Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, prayer - 10th anniversary edition Richard J. Foster, a praying life Paul E. Miller, fervent Priscilla Shirer, draw the circle Mark Batterson, the way of serenity Jonathan Morris, powerful prayers in the war room Daniel B Lancaster, recalculating Kathy Anderson, prevailing prayer D. L. Moody, the circle maker Mark Batterson, praying the rosary like never before Edward Sri, how to hear god's voice Matthew Robert Payne, the sacred enneagram Christopher L...., the power of a praying(R) wife StormieOmartian, slaying your giants Adam Houge, 120 powerful night prayers that will change your life Daniel C. Okpara, how to hear the voice of god and understand Adam Houge, the struggle is real but god's grace is life Lynn R Davis, prayers that rout demons John Eckhardt, the complete collection of e. m. bounds on prayer, how to pray R. A. Torrey, deliverance of the mind Daniel C. Okpara, 14 prayers that will change your marriage forever Adam Houge, enthroned, angels, jesus, justice, and gender roles Kathy Keller, know your bible Paul Kent, people to be loved, the case for christLee Strobel, how to study the bible Robert M. West, the works of josephusFlavius Josephus, women in the church, jesusnow Frank Viola, the wiersbebible study series Warren W. Wiersbe, erasing hell Francis Chan, when god doesn't fix it Laura Story, all things new John Eldredge, the unseen realm Michael S. Heiser, anxious for nothing study guide Max Lucado, 25 great bible study lessons Calvin Smith, a guide for listening and inner-healing prayer Rusty Rustenbach, prayers that bring healing John Eckhardt, prayers for healing Maggie Oman Shannon, prayers for hope and healing Sarah Forgrave, the healing creed Becky Dvorak, healing words Larry Dossey, beads of healing Kristen E. Vincent, the broken image Leanne Payne, prayer Philip Yancey, prayers and promises for healing Joan Hunter, healing prayer, healing prayers free kindle books, healing prayers, Miracles prayer, miracle prayer Susan G. Shumsky, angel prayers Kyle Gray, a life of miracles Bill Johnson, pocketful of miracles Joan Borysenko, a book of uncommon prayer Brian Doyle, chicken soup for the soul Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, LeAnn Thieman, earth-moving prayers Timothy Atunnise, miracles Eric Metaxas, deliverance prayer, deliverance prayers, deliverance prayers Fr. Chad Ripperger, 70 days prayer and fasting programme 2017 edition Dr.D. K. Olukoya, got demon? the most powerful self-deliverance prayer book ever! Carlos A. Oliveira, prayer wave Daniel C. Okpara, powerful night prayers that will destroy
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When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

View: 7414

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.
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Flunking Sainthood

A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor

Author: Jana Reiss

Publisher: Paraclete Press

ISBN: 1612610331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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This wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become more saintly, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, the Jesus Prayer, gratitude, Sabbath-keeping, and generosity. Although Reiss begins with great plans for success ("Really, how hard could that be?" she asks blithely at the start of her saint-making year), she finds to her growing humiliation that she is failing - not just at some of the practices, but at every single one. What emerges is a funny yet vulnerable story of the quest for spiritual perfection and the reality of spiritual failure, which turns out to be a valuable practice in and of itself.
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Prayer Never Fails

Especially During Trials

Author: Berney K. Dorton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600475344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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Author Berney K. Dorton has written Prayer Never Fails Especially During Trials to emphasize the spiritual strength and fortitude required to pray consistently - even in the face of considerable adversity. She vividly describes the tragic loss of her love ones, and how she cared for her sick child while addressing personal health issues and Berney's faith and fervent prayers helped her cope with the ordeal. The heart-wrenching story reminds us how precious life is and how quickly tragic events can transpire to change it. This book heightens people's awareness of the value of prayer and its infinite possibilities. Berney highlights prayer as the safe haven that she can always rely on and through faith, she is able to serve an invisible God who may not be perceptible by vision or understood by intellect, but who nonetheless guides us with His spirit through trials. Outside conflict and inside fears; represent trouble. Berney, has experienced both, but she faced the trials by prevailing in prayer.
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Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold Koenig,Dana King,Verna B. Carson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1192

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The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.
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Praying When Prayer Doesn't Work

Finding A Way Back To The Heart Of God

Author: Jack Corbin Getz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450229298

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 6304

Almost everyone has an opinion about what prayer is and how it ought to work. But for many, prayer produces far less than the saints say it should. While some surveys suggest that up to 90 percent of us believe in prayer enough to do it daily, that lofty statistic is tempered by the sobering claim that average believers only pray for eight to twelve minutes a week. If that's not a red warning flag that prayer has a serious public relations problem, what is? Praying When Prayer Doesn’t Work is a thoughtful— often witty—account of the author's journey to find prayer’s elusive promise for himself. A pastor for thirty years, Jack uses humor, plenty of secondary resources, scripture, real-life stories, and his own unique insights to illustrate how both routine and exceptional circumstances may be used to trigger meaningful, ongoing, and productive prayer. While challenging harmful assumptions (dogma) with unconventional observations, Getz also looks at prayer's four public relations problems, identifies the perfect environment for prayer, and examines the three critical attitudes necessary to pray with great effect. Also, the wisdom and helpful suggestions found in the useful study guide can teach sincere seeker's of the truth how to get personal with God and make praying a choice, not a chore.
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The Life God Wants You to Have

Discovering the Divine Plan When Human Plans Fail

Author: Gregory K. Popcak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824526962

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7406

Originally published in 2003 under the title: Life shouldn't look like this.
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In the Name of God

The True Story of the Fight to Save Children from Faith-Healing Homicide

Author: Cameron Stauth

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250037603

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 2253

An anonymous caller tells a detective in a small Oregon town that a woman has just bitten off a man's finger. But the man is not the victim, the caller says. The woman is. She's being held against her will by a group of faith-healing fanatics who are trying to cure her depression with violent exorcisms. The detective rescues her, but she is afraid to press charges against the people in her church. Then the detective gets an even more ominous message: Children in the church have been dying mysteriously for years, and now several more are in immediate peril, facing blindness, disability, and death. Unwilling to stand by and allow more children to suffer, the anonymous caller -- a church insider -- risks everything to work with three detectives and a lone prosecutor to fight faith-based child abuse, and to change the laws that protect its perpetrators. They are joined by a mother who'd suffered a faith-healing tragedy herself, and afterwards dedicated her life to saving others from the same fate. Masterfully written by author Cameron Stauth, In the Name of God tells the true story of their heroic mission, which resulted in a historic series of sensational trials that exposed the darkest secret of American fundamentalism, and revealed the shameful political deals that have allowed thousands of children to die at the hands of their own parents -- legally. Though the battle against faith-healing abuse continues around the country, the victory in Oregon has lit the path to a better future, in which no child need die because of a parent's beliefs.
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Invitations to Prayer

Selections from the Writings of Eric Symes Abbott, Dean of Westminster, 1959-1974

Author: Eric Symes Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780880280983

Category: Prayer

Page: 92

View: 593

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Healing a Broken Marriage

Love Never Fails

Author: Deborah Ross

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1616389087

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 2621

Through her own personal struggles author Deborah Ross shares with readers a message of hope and emotionally identifies with the suffering of a broken marriage. This biblical teaching challenges the hurting to believe God against all odds and seeing salvation of the Lord come to pass in their spouse. The underlying message Ross emphasizes is 1 Corinthians 13 and the promise that God never fails to offer His love.
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