Halethorpe, Md. (PRWEB) October 21, 2009
Holy Fire Publishing (http://www.christianpublish.com ) releases The Holy One of Israel (Casebound, US$24.00, ISBN#978-1-60383-184-0). Erica Karas writes of salvation's impact on spiritual and mental health.
The Holy One of Israel depicts Erica Karas' spiritual journey, focusing on the impact of Jesus' earthly life, God's nature and the Holy Spirit on the Christian's spiritual and mental health. One day the Holy Spirit told Karas, at least she thought, "Kneel at the altar". She obeyed and prayed at her churches' altar for seven days. Finally, the Holy Spirit interpreted this foreign tongue, "Come to the Water." Karas, immediately, understood that the "Water" was the Word of God. This is when Karas' spiritual journey with our Lord intensified. Since then, He has miraculously led her to Scriptures for guidance, wisdom and healing. In The Holy One of Israel, Karas recounts her relationship with God and shares the wisdom and knowledge gained from this relationship in order to increase the believing reader's faith and draw nonbelievers to Christ.
"Countless children are damaged from trauma, fear, rejection, lack of affirmation, incest, hatred, envy, jealousy, abandonment, poverty; the list is extensive. Jesus came to restore us. He wants to remove all the stains life has left on each of us. He wants to deliver us from bondage: it can be resentment, unforgiveness, or lying; it doesn't matter. He did not come to condemn but to free and forgive us. We can stay bound to our past and let it destroy us, or we can use it with His power to release others. Our testimony always comes out of our test in life. It can take years for this scripture, "all things are become new" (2 Cor. 5:17), to be fulfilled in our lives. All things did not become new for me instantly, but as I continue my walk with my Lord, all things are becoming new in my soul and life … [we may] have issues after salvation and need God's delivering power to set us free. It is in the spirit where "all things become new," but between man's spirit and his mind are all the things that … have to go so we can be totally free. This is what I have found to be true in my life journey with the Lord: He desires for each of us to know and walk with the Comforter; and to open our hearts and minds to Him, and to let the Holy Spirit guide us through our journey. God wants us to know his plan for our lives, intimately, through the third person of the Trinity."-- Erica Karas
The Holy One of Israel includes Karas' experiences from a recent trip to the Holy Land. She shares pictures of the Apostle Peter's home; the Sea of Galilee; the Ziziphus spina-christi tree, whose branches formed the crown of thorns; Golgotha, "the place of the skull"; and Jesus' open tomb.
Dr. Erica Karas, a certified psychiatric pharmacist specialist, chose her profession out of tribute to her father who battled with schizophrenia. An ordained evangelist, Dr. Karas serves the Lord through writing and teaching. She and her husband, David, an accountant, and their cat Angel live in Halethorpe, Maryland. Currently, they attend St. Mark's Catholic Church in Baltimore. Dr. Karas is active in the women's ministry at New Beginnings Community Outreach in Baltimore. Visit her website at http://www.holyoneofisrael.net
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