You may discover that Follow the Healer gives shape to thoughts or experiences you may not have been able to express, but have known to be true. It may challenge you in some areas or console you in others. Likely, you will find that the teaching reflects a radical openness to healing while avoiding extremes not grounded in the wisdom or models available to us in the Bible. We invite you to explore how God might be asking you to open yourself to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as you participate in his healing ministry on Earth.
This journal is intended to be engaged over the course of four weeks—each including seven days. However, you may adapt a pace appropriate to your own life rhythm. We have combined two chapters of the book to be covered in every weekly group of readings. Each entry beings with a quote from the book, followed by three prompts in the form of questions, and ends with Scripture. Use the space provided to prayerfully log what God is awakening in you, and how he might desire to enlist you as an ambassador of his healing love and grace. Preview journal pages here.
About the Journal:
The Follow the Healer Journal is the perfect partner resource to use with your book and church kit. In these pages you will find:
- Key quotations from the author with page number reference
- Several questions to prompt your reflection and journal writing
- A Scripture reference related to the teaching of each entry
About Follow the Healer:
There is a simple, yet transformative, truth that fundamentally changes the way we think about and approach the ministry of praying for others to be healed. It’s the simple truth that Jesus heals– the healing ministry to which we are called is not primarily our ministry, but Christ’s. What we are called to do is to participate in his ongoing healing ministry. And as his ministry continues today through his body, the Church, he invites us to join him.
In Follow the Healer, Stephen Seamands draws upon four decades of teaching theology and active involvement in healing ministry to help us grasp the “why-to” of healing that comes before the “how-to.” He lays out the essential theological foundations for healing ministry in a way that is simple and accessible. This holistic, Wesleyan approach to healing will help traditional evangelicals more readily embrace healing ministry and lead Pentecostals and charismatics already engaged in this ministry move toward a more wholistic and discerning approach to healing.