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Becoming a Healing Presence

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In order to become a healing presence for others, we must first be healed ourselves—through an active relationship with the great Healer, Christ. Drawing on the teachings of the Fathers and saints of the Church, Dr. Rossi gently points the way toward deepening our love for God and for each other so that others may experience Christ through us.
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published January 25th 2015 by Ancient Faith Publishing
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Liza Nahas
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is an easy to read blend of spiritual and Orthodox Christian teachings that will allow one to grow as a person and a Christian. Rossi gives some simple and practical things one can do each day to truly be a healing and loving presence to others.
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was gifted to me by my very best childhood friend. I’m not a Christian (to date) so my review hinges on that. I loved the style and format of this book. The references and footnotes lead one down another path of tons of reading and contemplation. Even as a non-religious person, much can be extrapolated. There were a few segments in the middle that I’ve marked to re-read as (despite reading a couple of times) they just didn’t either make sense or seem to make the impact I’m sure they ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
For me this book really came alive when I had the opportunity to hear the author speak. There’s a lot of practical advice but in the book it’s a little unclear how it all fits together. I also found the title a bit misleading, although it is explained on the very last page. If you read it, try listening to the podcast of the same name too.
Laura N
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
There were some good nuggets in here, but the path of the book was all over the place. It was good, but not well put together
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A small book, but full of powerful thoughts.
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A healing book

Insightful and simple. This book peels back the layers of passions and son to reveal a healing potential. High appraise.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
A. I know that I don't know.
B. I know that Christ knows.
C. I trust Him.
---pg 139
I wanted this book to be so much more, but it ended up falling a bit flat. Certainly, there were good things to ponder about the subject. I think what made it not quite what I had hoped were the examples he used... they fell flat, took up a lot of space, and didn't seem to hit home. He would make some good points and use stories to bring it home, Unfortunately, they often seemed to detract from his point rather than enhance it. For example, his anecdote for "Being gentle does not exclude being ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: orthodoxy
This read lays out how to go about being a better Christian to yourself and others in a very simple way. You learn the importance of stillness, gentleness, having a pure heart, living in the present moment, pursuing your God-given talents, death and suffering, and much more.

Personally, this book has encouraged me to sharpen my skills when it comes to being a healing presence. It showed me the importance of some of the things I already do, and revealed to me areas I need to work on. Basically, it
Fr. Ted
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Very anecdotal and very consistent with the author's personality. It is an OK read which I think some will find very comforting.
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Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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