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Stepping into the Impossible by Mark Marx
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Mark Marx has pioneered a remarkably simple model for taking the church onto the streets, by simply showing up consistently and inviting people who need some form of healing to receive prayer. This book will challenge the sceptic and the cynic because it's full of remarkable healing stories. At the same time it's remarkably down to earth which is a rare combination.

'Stepping into the Impossible' is Mark's own personal journey so far, his testimony and how God has led him each step of the way. Mark is honest about his mistakes and struggles, the victories and the disappointments and it's all told with the same quiet manner you hear when you listen to him speak.

Here and there it could have done with a little tighter editing and there are a few places where the stories and jargon are a little bit chariswhacky. It's also a little light on the Biblical explanation and basis here and there but this is not a teaching book. Instead it's an invitation to 'come and see' - the reader is invited not to compare theologies but to meet sick people who need healing and say 'OK let's pray.'

The method is simple, the dramatics are banished, and the instruction to pray with faith and authority very simple and straightforward. It's founded on the conviction that the gift of healing is situational and not possessive (although I think it's probably both) and therefore anyone can pray for the physical healing of someone who is sick and God can heal that person.

As a result the book is both faith challenging and faith building. I've been out myself with HOTS in a suburb of Stockholm and there's something good in just making available to people the love of God and His people to men and women who are so unlikely to visit your church but need a touch with God.

It's strengths are its vulnerability, its compassion for people and the determination to pursue God no matter what. I found it a stirring, challenging and encouraging read.

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