Release Announcement

I’m pleased to announce the official release of Our God Is Healer: Why Jesus healed and why it matters today.

The team who worked on this book sought to bring our best selves to the project. If you choose to read it, I hope you’ll find it beneficial.

Summary

As the title suggests, Our God Is Healer is a conversation about Jesus’ life, exploring the purpose and centrality of healing in His mission. The book examines God’s unique identity as Healer and Restorer and establishes a thread of continuity from how God related to healing in sacred history through Jesus’ life and on into the establishment and growth of the Church. All along the way, we address the most important question: so what? What implications does all this have for today and for the lives of people seeking to honor and follow Jesus’ example in the 21st century?

Every copy benefits a child with a disability in Kenya

A portion of the proceeds from every copy sold will be donated to the AIC-CURE International Hospital of Kenya. The hospital and its staff played a central role in my decision to write the book, and I’m privileged to be able to introduce others to their work. You can read more about the hospital here.

Buying the book

You can find the book on Amazon. If you’re interested in buying multiple copies for a small group or classroom at a reduced cost, email me directly.

You can help promote the project

If you read the book and find it useful, I’d very much appreciate it if you’d offer a review on Amazon. You can also Like the Facebook Page.

Ongoing study posts

There’s a lot of material that I didn’t explore fully in the book, and the book’s appendices reference each of the passages in the Bible that relate to God’s identity with and relationship to healing and restoration. Over the last ten years, I’ve studied many of them; and I intend to blog here monthly, offering additional content on this subject. The content is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in studying or teaching these passages.

If you’re interested, you can stay up to date on that new content by Liking the Facebook Page.

Recognition and thanks

This has been a multi-year journey, and I’m grateful to all those who have offered encouragement along the way. In the book, I formally recognize my family, and I’ll leave my heartfelt sentiments to those pages. Instead, I want to close thanking the team that worked directly on the book.

  1. First, I need to thank my partner in crafting this work, Rebekah Watts. Beka is a gifted writer and creative, and I was blessed to receive her attention and investment in this project.
  2. Second, I want to publicly recognize Brant Hansen, who not only provided the foreword but was also a generous source of encouragement along the way.
  3. Next, I want to thank my friend and former colleague, Dr. Joseph Theuri who took time out of his very busy schedule as the Medical Director of the AIC-CURE International Hospital of Kenya to read an early draft of the book and offer the afterword.
  4. I also want to thank Rosemary Hansen who brought a career worth of copy editing skills to the project in its final form. This book is far more credible because of her expertise.
  5. Finally, I want to offer my gratitude to Lindsey Moyer who created the layout and artwork for the book. Lindsey is a talented designer, and if you find yourself enjoying Our God Is Healer, I can say with a high degree of certainty it is because of the beauty that she brought to the project.

Thank you in advance for your support, however, and in whatever form that takes.

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