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Healing Words

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  245 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Proving prayer to be as valid and vital a healing tool as drugs or surgery, the bestselling author "of Meaning &; Medicine and Recovering the Soul" offers a bold integration of science and spirituality.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 31st 1997 by HarperOne (first published 1993)
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Vivian Herrero
Jan 31, 2016 Vivian Herrero rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book, especially the author's holistic and universal attitude throughout the book of having an open heart and an open mind when evaluating this mysterious subject of prayer. I found myself highlighting passage after passage and coming to the realization that as the author says "if prayer is not asking, what is it for?... It isn't 'for' anything... it mainly reminds me I am not alone."
Joshua
Aug 26, 2012 Joshua rated it it was amazing
Great book, filled with miraculous stories of healing in cultures that differ from ours, I believe it is definite proof, and if not, it's superb evidence, that belief has a lot to do with everything, especially healing your own body. Wonderful documentation, references and presentation.
Virginia Ann
Sep 29, 2007 Virginia Ann rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: evreyone
The power of prayer and a true Physician can do miracles.
Iona  Stewart
Aug 26, 2015 Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing
Larry Dossey is one of the better authors out there. He is an M.D., and in this book discusses the healing effects of prayer. Not many medical doctors are aware of the power of prayer, far less use it to heal their patients.

Experiments have shown that prayer in fact positively affects high blood pressure, wounds, heart attacks, headaches, and anxiety. It was also shown that the “Thy will be done” approach was “quantitatively more powerful than when specific results were held in the mind”. A simp
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R.E.
Apr 27, 2008 R.E. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This fascinating book, written by Larry Dossey, MD, examines the existing research on the effect of healing prayer on health. The conclusion -- prayer heals.

Dr. Dossey is the former Chief of Staff of Humana Medical City in Dallas TX and spent years firmly believing in strict science and traditional Western medicine as the tools for healing. While coming to grips with his own spiritual life, Dossey discovered that prayer does indeed compliment tradition medicine and sometimes heals.

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Peggy Hamann
Mar 07, 2014 Peggy Hamann rated it really liked it
An interesting read that delves into the science of medicine and the power of prayer and How both can coexist.
Jamie Holloway
Dec 06, 2015 Jamie Holloway rated it it was amazing
A book about prayer. Interesting, thought provoking.
Michael
Jaw-dropping and extremely important. This is NOT a self-help book, it's a wise, rigorous, empirical look at prayer and healing. It profoundly altered my understanding of spirituality, the mind, and the laws of nature. Very highly recommended!
Rivka Levy
contains good information, but wasn't so impressed with the author's own (sceptical...) conclusions about what the scientific information about prayer working is actually telling us, healthwise and spiritually.
K M
Mar 16, 2013 K M rated it liked it
Interesting. Looks at possible links between health and prayer (sometimes not taking all variables into consideration, bit still interesting.)
Carroll Straus
Dec 26, 2008 Carroll Straus rated it it was amazing
That the mind is non local and much of what we believe about healing is baloney. This book changed my life. And few have!
Tracy
Dec 20, 2008 Tracy rated it liked it
A physician notes the power of prayer in healing ourselves and others.
David Gersten
Sep 16, 2012 David Gersten rated it it was amazing
Healing Words is a great contribution to complementary and alternative medicine
Lindy
Aug 19, 2011 Lindy rated it it was amazing
Dossey is a leader in the area of healing and spiritual thought.
Cindy
Jul 25, 2008 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book helped me understand the truth of prayer's power.
Elizabeth
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Peggy
Nov 04, 2013 Peggy rated it it was ok
so so book
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