Parish Minister Francis Geddes Pens Christian Prayer Guide, Featured at Miami Book Fair

‘Contemplative Healing’ highlights the healing power of prayer

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I want the reader to become aware that all of us are potential healers in the same way that all of us are potential pianists. All we need to do is take lessons from a teacher and practice regularly

Santa Rosa, Calif. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013

“Every person is a potential healer who can learn a spiritual practice that is grounded in love,” explains author Francis Geddes. In his book, “Contemplative Healing: The Congregation as Healing Community” (published by iUniverse), Geddes describes healing prayer’s importance and recommends congregations to renew this ancient Christian practice.

“Jesus introduced healing into the community of his followers as a transformative spiritual ministry in his day,” Geddes shares. “Today it has become clear that modern science and prayer for healing need not be at odds.”

While many books on healing describe one-on-one healing, “Contemplative Healing” additionally describes how the congregation can become a healing community that supports and practices healing in various forms.

“I want the reader to become aware that all of us are potential healers in the same way that all of us are potential pianists. All we need to do is take lessons from a teacher and practice regularly.”

“Contemplative Healing” will be featured at several festivals this year, including the Miami Book Fair and the AARP National Spring Event.

The Miami Book Fair will occur November 17 - 24, 2013, on the campus of Miami Dad College.

The AARP National Spring Event, Life@50+, will occur May 30 - June 1, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Contemplative Healing
By Francis Geddes
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 192 pages | ISBN 9781450283441 |
E-Book | 192 pages | ISBN 9781450283458 |
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Francis Geddes, D.Min., has taught hundreds of people over the last 35 years to engage more directly in healing. He is a United Church of Christ parish minister and a graduate of Yale Divinity School; he also did doctoral work at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Geddes and his wife live in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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