Tom Mann, former editor and news reporter, penned Do You Want to be Healed for the emotionally broken and spiritually wounded. It was his own search for inner healing, his personal need for relief from the "why" questions caused by the pain and torment of early child abuse that taught him: "You have to be ready for healing before Jesus will heal you."
He cites the story of a man healed at the pool of Bethesda found in John 5: 1-18. When the angels stirred the waters "at a certain time" the first one in the pool was healed. For thirty-eight years the man was pushed aside until the day Jesus asked him, “Do you want to be made well?”
When he said, "yes," Jesus replied, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”
Tom interpreted the story to mean "healing has a cost" and if he wanted to be healed "he had to be willing to pay the price." He realized his prayers for healing had subtle conditions attached and he wasn't willing to let go of what he calls "his stuff" because he would no longer be "in control" of his life.
His sense of control enabled "drinking...anger... manipulation and defense mechanisms...blaming and emotional abusing," he writes, while the "cost" of healing was honesty, "vulnerability and transparency."
Tom's shares his poignant journey with Jesus to encourage others who feel emotionally wounded. It's only when we give up, accept Christ and form a close, personal relationship with Him that we can say, like Tom did, "I can't do this anymore." That's when Tom learned what faith looks like and why faith requires surrender, trust, obedience and humility–a process that began when Christ became "his personal therapist in 1988."
And that's why he wrote, "Do You Want to be Healed?" to encourage others to assume the risk and "partner with God," in his easy-to-read, thought-provoking book. I recommend it for anyone who suffers from a sense of "brokenness."
'Do You Want to be Healed,' by Tom Mann, Zulon Press, 2013, 190 Pages, 978-1625099693, $14.99
Midwest Book Reviews—"Gail's Bookshelf:" July 2014
So you've prayed to God that He will take your pain away, but it just seems as if He wants you to carry that cross forever. Have you ever thought that perhaps God really does want to heal you, but you're actually standing in the way?
"Do You Want to Be Healed? Allowing God to Heal Brokenness in Your Life" shares a little-known truth about Jesus' healing ministry. You have to be ready for healing before Jesus will heal you. That means you can't keep one foot in your dysfunction while crying out to God for help. You have to go all in before Jesus can perform that healing miracle in your life. If you're ready for that kind of commitment-ready for Jesus to wipe away your tears and heal the brokenness in your soul-take a chance and say, yes, I want to be healed.
Newspaper editor, soldier, political consultant, private investigator, intelligence officer, adjunct professor, business owner, senior executive, Bachelors and Masters Degrees-on paper Tom Mann looks like one of the more successful people you will meet. You would never see the dysfunction that consumed him, caused by too many years of neglect and abuse as a child.
For years, he thought everyone else was nuts until the day he realized it was actually him. Crying out to Jesus, Tom found healing, but not in some "shabalee-doo, you're healed" kind of way. No, more like the "Submit yourself fully to Jesus and do things you don't want to do" kind of way. God has used Tom's pain for good, giving Tom the ability to powerfully speak into other's lives about healing. Now he desperately wants you to have the same kind of healing God has given him. Visit www.heavydeepreal.com
Exploring Psalms, by Tom Mann
"Exploring Psalms" encourages an appreciation of the Book of Psalms in everyday Christians. The book covers the history of the writing of the Psalms, their usage through the times of the early church. Different genres of the psalms are discussed, including the imprecatory psalms. An emphasis is placed on the usage of the Psalms by Jesus, the Apostles and the early church. The book is suitable for both individual and group studies.
The Church Does Not Exist: (but something better does!), by Tom Mann
While the number of people attending Churches is decreasing, the number of people seeking a closer relationship with God is increasing. It is time to look past the organized Church and get back to God's better plan. And God's plan does not include Churches, at least as most people think of them. It's past time to scrape off centuries of paint and custom to see God's ultimate creation, the ecclesia. "The Church Does Not Exist" can help individual Christians and God's Kingdom to grow beyond root choking institutions known as Churches.
Flawed Forensics: The Splatt Case and Stewart Cockburn, by Tom Mann
'A classic tale in the genre of real crime, dealing with one of the most important cases in the legal history of Australia ... on a par with the Lindy Chamberlain case. 'Dr Bob Moles, leading campaigner and advocate in cases of miscarriages of justice.
In 1978, Edward Splatt was wrongfully convicted of the murder of an elderly woman.
Having exhausted the usual legal avenues, Splatt took extraordinary measures to write about his case and capture the interest of award winning journalist Stewart Cockburn of The Advertiser. Cockburn managed to galvanize public opinion, which forced the Government of South Australia to examine the claims made by Cockburn and others of mishandled forensic evidence.
Finally, after a lengthy Royal Commission, Splatt was released and compensated for the miscarriage of justice. As a result, the forensic system in Australia has changed for the better.
Think Like a Fish: The Lure and Lore of America's Legendary Bass Fisherman, by Tom Mann & Tom Carter
Tom Mann is an American original. Growing up in Depression-era Alabama, for him fishing was more than a recreational activity–it was a way of putting dinner on the table. Following his father’s simple advice, "to catch fish, you have to find fish," six-year-old Tom came up with an innovative way of finding the drop-offs in a creek where fish seek refuge from predators. As a young teenager, he began to design and craft special lures, always with an eye toward tricking the freshwater dean of the deep–the largemouth bass.
Tom's innate talent in outsmarting the competition above and below the waterline quickly took him from local hero to three-time world bass fishing champion to living legend. He also tapped into his skill for designing lures, building a multi-million-dollar enterprise that has sold over one billion lures to date in major sporting goods and fishing retailers around the world, all with his smiling face on the packages. Yet despite the prestige and fame of a forty-year career, he still resides where it all began–deep in the heart of the South.
Filled with touching childhood stories and hilarious down-home fisherman’s lore, Think Like a Fish reveals how Mann quite literally learned to "think like a fish." He explains the technique and mindset that enable him to lure a fish from thirty yards away into a circle the size of a hula hoop; how he “trains” bass to jump right into his boat; and how he purportedly managed to lure a shark to shore with rod and reel. But in addition to the fishing techniques and words of wisdom, Mann explores the path that got him where he is today–a poignant story of determination, Southern grit, and good-ole-boy charm. Full of gentle humor and wit, this book brings to life the allure of the South and one of its favorite pastimes
Divine Healing Made Simple: Simplifying the supernatural to make healing and miracles a part of your everyday life, by Praying Medic
The Most Comprehensive Book Ever Written About Divine Healing.
"Divine Healing Made Simple" is a training manual for the supernatural life, providing street-proven instruction for healing the sick in any type of setting. In addition to healing, the book teaches about prophetic ministry, street evangelism and making disciples.
This book takes a bold approach, addressing the difficult questions that many authors have avoided. Through dreams, online discussions and hands-on experience, the author has discovered the answers to some of the most common questions people have about Christian healing, deliverance and raising the dead. Three chapters are devoted to the problems of why some people are not healed and why some people lose their healing.
This is the first book on healing to harness the power of Facebook. By hosting discussion questions on Facebook, the author has collected the wisdom and experiences of hundreds of divine healing technicians. This may be the most comprehensive book on healing ever written. Miracles are happening every day through the prayers of average men and women on the street and in workplaces. This book celebrates what God is doing today and shows you how miracles, signs and wonders can become a part of your everyday life. You’ll be encouraged and given hope by the testimonies and dreams you’ll read about.
201 Prayers for Healing: Build Your Faith For Healing with 201 Healing Quotes From The Bible (Prayer Book Series)
Do You Make These Mistakes When You Pray for Healing? • Mistake #1: Praying but not believing (doubting) that it's God's will to heal • Mistake #2: Praying but ignoring (or not trusting) the power of the blood of Jesus • Mistake #3: Begging God instead of commanding in the Name of Jesus Now you can Build your Faith for Healing with 201 Healing Quotes from the Bible
For the past 21 years, Pablo Perez has been helping believers become passionate lovers of God. On this book, he presents 201 Scriptures you can personalize and use as prayers for Healing. An amazing resource at your fingertips: be it to pray for your healing or believe for healing for friends and family. Inside "201 Prayers for Healing" Pablo Perez shares: "I know this is a controversial and sensitive subject for many. Please understand that the purpose of the book is to present Bible verses on healing you can use as prayers, not to judge anyone who is sick or to pretend to understand every case. Please see the book for what it is: 201 Prayers for Healing. I wrote this book to plant the seed of healing within your mind. Every time you read you can water that seed and believe that God wants to heal you. Yes, He wants to heal your family and friends. And He wants to use you to heal others"
A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty, by Joni Eareckson Tada
In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain. The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will. A Place of Healing is not an ivory-tower treatise on suffering. It’s an intimate look into the life of a mature woman of God. Whether readers are enduring physical pain, financial loss, or relational grief, Joni invites them to process their suffering with her. Together, they will navigate the distance between God’s magnificent yes and heartbreaking no—and find new hope for thriving in-between
Christian Healing: A Practical & Comprehensive Guide, by Mark Pearson
Why are some people not healed? What's the relationship between sin and sickness? Is it possible to heal memories? Active in healing ministry for many years, Mark Pearson offers thorough and balanced biblical teaching concerning physical, emotional, and spiritual healing in Christ.
A priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church, Pearson brings together the basic truths about healing from three streams of Christianity: sacramental, evangelical, and charismatic/Pentecostal. "Christian Healing" will help you understand:
Why the ministry of healing is downplayed or rejected by some in the church today The devil's role in illness The four ways God works healing The deception and dangers of New Age How to introduce a healing ministry in your church .
Written in a plain, user-friendly, and understandable manner, this book will enable you to fully grasp God as the Healer. Are you ready for this revelation? "Whatever your religious background, you will find "Christian Healing" an excellent introduction to the healing ministry if you are just getting started, or an important addition to your library even if you have been praying for the sick for many years."-Francis MacNutt, Director, Christian Healing Ministries, Jacksonville, Florida
Healing Promises, by Joseph Prince
Healing Promises takes you into the heart of our Lord Jesus and shows you on page after page of His compassion and willingness to heal you. See from God's Word how it's not about what you must do to be healed - it's all about resting in the grace of our Lord, who has done everything for you to be healed. Be encouraged and start walking in a greater measure of health today!