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Restoring the Christian Soul: Overcoming Barriers to Completion in Christ Through Healing Prayer

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Payne describes the value of self-acceptance and how Satan uses self-hatred to tempt. She underscores the importance of forgiveness--for ourselves and others--in the process of spiritual completion in Christ. The place of waging spiritual warfare in this process is the culmination of the process, and Payne examines correct and incorrect ways to be spiritually armed.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Baker Books (first published March 1st 1991)
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Heather Tomlinson
Aug 08, 2015 Heather Tomlinson rated it really liked it

There are parts of this book that are pure gold, and well worth a read. Other parts are denser and not as relevant. But, it's well worth persevering with - a beautiful book.
Dec 30, 2014 Sam rated it really liked it
This is book is a "Bible" almost on the healing of the soul. It is filled with helpful insights and teaching. It also provides useful teaching about spiritual warfare and other matters. Although some parts of the book will be more helpful to some than to others, it is solid all the way through. There are a few hiccups occasionally, though. Payne sometimes give idealistic advice that seems a bit out of touch with the "real world." Here are a few minor problems:

1) Payne says that Christians should
Feb 10, 2013 Jason rated it really liked it
This book has a lot of amazing information in it. It is extremely practical, and points out how Christ can heal so many different areas of our lives through His indwelling presence. It also discusses other matters such as use of holy water, the dynamics of spiritual battle, spiritual fame (with God) instead of worldly fame, etc. It's a book that would be of benefit to so many Christians--there's something in it for just about everyone. I assume that the title, "Restoring the Christian Soul," ref ...more
Aug 09, 2008 Jaye rated it it was amazing
This book is exceptional, especially as it is written by one from a non-Catholic background. Payne's openness to the use of sacramentals is astounding. I also really like how she deals with spiritual warfare issues...reminding us that Christ is in charge! I would highly recommend this to anyone in ministry who may encounter people who seem to be spirituall 'stuck' and who wish to make progress.
Sep 23, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
Part 1 is very helpful in explaining the importance of self acceptance and how this affects everything else in our lives. For anyone who struggles with fully accepting yourself, you should definitely read the first 3 chapters of this book. The rest of the book is pretty intense, but would be an incredible resource for anyone in healing ministry.
Jul 27, 2011 Travis rated it it was amazing
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Spiritually one of the most enlightening books I've ever read. While her quality of writing is not on level with Lewis, Chambers, Buechner, she has become even more important to me in terms of understanding myself and a life lived walking in the Presence. Can't recommend her or this book enough.
Gayle Perry
Nov 17, 2008 Gayle Perry rated it it was amazing
This is a pastoral counselor's bible in how the soul is restored. To whom is given much from this book, much will be required!
Jennifer Short
Oct 26, 2010 Jennifer Short rated it really liked it
This is more of a book for people who work with those who have a lot of hurt in them. Tells how God can use prayer to heal them.
Nov 15, 2007 Emily rated it it was amazing
I borrowed this just to read the first section. WOW. I learned more big things about myself than I have in most complete books.
Jun 28, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing
tons of information, but a GREAT book! i recommend it
Jul 06, 2009 Karl rated it it was amazing
This book gave me hope and revived me.
Jul 22, 2008 Ann rated it it was amazing
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This book was life changing.
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Mrs. Payne has been active in the ministry of healing prayer for over thirty years. She is the founder and president of Pastoral Care Ministries.

Her books include: Real Presence, The Broken Image, Healing the Homosexual, Crisis in Masculinity, Healing Presence, Restoring the Christian Soul, and Listening Prayer.

She has taught for Wheaton College, in the graduate program in Christian Spirituality a
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“Fr. Michael Scanlon, in his book Inner Healing, states that, “We have an attitudinal life which operates from the very core of our being. . . . This life determines broad general patterns of relating to others and to God.” He then speaks of five different problem patterns that alert him to a need to pray for what he calls a “heart healing.” These are: 1) A judgmental spirit that is harsh and demanding on self and others. 2) A strong perfectionist attitude demanding the impossible from self and others. 3) A strong pattern of fearing future events. 4) A sense of aloneness and abandonment in times of decision. 5) A preoccupation with one’s own guilt and a compulsion to compete for position and success.[4]” 1 likes
“we necessarily have negative, distorted thinking about ourselves and others. We do not ignore or deny it, but we write it out as specifically as we can, just as we do with our sins, and say to God, “Look at this. I don’t want this. You take it!” We name it as the distorted thinking that it is. Then we replace it with right thinking—those light-filled thoughts and attitudes in line with truth and the way things really are.” 1 likes
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