Monday, May 24, 2010

A More Excellent Way Book Review & Give Away!

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.
(Hosea 4:6)

Therefore my people have gone into captivity,
Because they have no knowledge;
Their honorable men are famished,
And their multitude dried up with thirst

(Isaiah 5:13)

I am probably not the most biased person to give a review of this book. ;-) God used it in a huge way to bring deliverance and healing to my life. I have read many books on healing over the years, but none quite like this one. This book is full of knowledge, spiritual and medical.

The whole premise behind the book is the fact that there are spiritual roots behind nearly 80 percent of all diseases. I did not do much reading before I was convicted and convinced of this truth.

The book is full of scripture. I liked that even when the author was referring to a scripture, the actual scripture was then put in print for you to read.

I must say, though, that this book is actually a compilation of many of Pastor Henry Wright's teachings. Therefore, it does not 'flow' like a well written book. This did not bother me, though I do like nice tidy books. It seemed each time I picked it up it ministered to me right where I was at. I would guess that was in part due to the wonderful amount of scripture throughout. It really did feel like I was reading many good sermons as I read through the book.

There is a huge section on many diseases that are rooted in fear, stress and anxiety. The book would list a certain disease and then explain how fear, stress and anxiety plays a role in that disease.

There is also another section that discusses specific diseases. Diseases covered range from Depression to Cancer to Heart Disease to Hypothyroidism and many, many others.

Pastor Henry Wright makes it clear that he is NOT saying that ALL diseases have spiritual roots. He also makes clear the point that his vision is not just healing but disease prevention.

The medical knowledge and research from this ministry is very thorough, it seems.

I personally found the information in the book to be very valuable and practical in nature. I really like the practical section on the 8 R's to Freedom. Recognize (the sin), Responsibility (take responsibility for your part), Repent, Renounce, Remove it, Resist, Rejoice, and Restore (others). It is in no way a 'formula' for healing! Just a very practical way to walk out our lives when we are convicted of sin. I especially liked being able to teach this to the children.

There is a section entitled Spiritual Blocks to Healing near the end of the book. There are 33 blocks listed in the book that all have scriptural foundations. These could stand alone as things to examine your heart about, whether you are sick or not!

The last section is 120 pages of testimonies from real people who were healed or delivered in some way. I was so encouraged as I read through this. It is so awesome to read stories of people's lives who have been touched by God.

There are so many sections of this book that are just plain old awesome truth every Christian should know about. I was surprise by how much I had not known or really thought of that way while I was reading the book. Even if you are not sick and nobody you love is, (what are the chances of that ;-) I really do think this book is a keeper. You might not have the same passion to read it as someone who is really struggling with their health right now, but it is very good!

I would like to give a copy of this book away to one of you ladies. Leave me a comment telling me that you would like to be entered in the drawing. Anyone can enter, but I would really like to give it someone who is struggling with health issues or has a loved one who is. You understand right? If it is something you have a mild interest in and can afford, maybe save the opportunity for someone less fortunate. ;-) I will draw a winner on Friday, May 28, 2010.


Camille said...

Such a blessing Michelle! May the LORD bless you and whoever wins this giveaway. I can afford to purchase it so do not put my name in the draw, but I do appreciate your recommendation of it. I will make a note of it...thanks again!

With Love,

Farmgirl Cyn said...

And since you live a stone's throw, perhaps I could just "borrow" your copy someday?

Stacia said...

I would like to be entered into the drawing; I have a mother who I believe has illness due to bitterness and I am going through something that is personal but I feel that this book may help me as well. Thank you!

Aylin said...

This book sounds interesting. My husband is having problems with asthma, which are hurting him career-wise, not to mention in life! I wonder if there is anything here that could help? The regular doctor routes have not been fruitful so far, and if they can't help him, he'll be out of work. (he's in the military, so he needs to be able to be in shape) I am interested in the drawing. Thanks!

Coby said...

I would like to be entered into the drawing. My husband, at the age of 33, has just started taking medication for a low-functioning thyroid. The thought of being on medication for the rest of his life is not one we relish. Any information and learning we can get would be wonderful!

I also have a dear friend - my pastor's wife - whose youngest son has a heart condition, and I know she'd be interested in reading it as well.

Thank you.

Lindsay said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing. I have multiple autoimmune disorders and just feel really old for my age. I am interested in hearing what this book has to say, since it seems to have changed your life. (I cheered when I read that post! Praise the Lord for His goodness! I'm so happy you're on the road to wellness again. Your blog has ministered to me greatly.)

cooperkelly4 said...

My family has a history of heart disease and diabetes (my dad, my grandfather and twin sister all have diabetes)=( and cancer. My son also has a bi-cuspid aortic valve. We are believing for God to heal him. I believe in the 8 R's and I would love to read more. I have friends who would benefit from this book as well. Thanks for your generous offer and I am super excited for you and what God is doing. =0)

Jess said...

Michelle, how do you think a non christian would react to this book?
My sister in-law was recently diagnosed with MS, she's 30 and does not believe in God. After reading your post the other day about the book and the course that helped you so much I kept feeling this tug that I should introduce her to this book. Does it cover anything on MS?

Anonymous said...

Hi! I would love to be entered into your drawing. I'm in my early thirties and struggle w/ multiple health conditions that caused me to lose my job a few weeks ago. Things seem really dark right now and I would love some further insight into this.

I really enjoy your blog. I'm a single gal without any real-life mentor. So, a few months ago, I scoured the www for some good blogs to read from Godly women, so that I would have some guidance as to how to develop into the kind of woman who will be a good wife and mother someday. You have really blessed me through your blog; thank you =)

jamie said...

My son has been having tourette like symptoms but praise God he is almost tic free. I love reading the Old Testament and learning about the health benefits of following God's ways.

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Aylin, the book addresses asthma and says that it has spiritual roots and even says what you are saying in that the medical realm really doesn't offer any solutions. I will certainly enter your name!! Get the book regardless, though, okay!?

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Coby, I will enter you! My thyroid function is coming back! Hypothyroid totally has spiritual roots!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Lindsay, you are in, could you email me if you get a chance, I have a couple of questions for you!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Heather, you are entered! I am praying for you. The lines to a song I love right now says,
Don't let your eyes get used to darkness . . . don't let your heart get used to sadness . . .He is coming!!

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Stacia, I would really be interested in what illness your mother is dealing with as I am so intrigued by this whole concept of spiritual roots. Bitterness is a huge one! Would you mind sharing, even in an email if needed? Thanks

CooperKelly! your name is entered! You will love it.

Praise God Jamie!! I love to hear stories like that. Anything you want to share from your own experience of obedience and healing, please do!

Jess, I emailed you.

busymomof10 said...
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busymomof10 said...

I would like to be entered in your giveaway. There are some health issues in my family -- IBS, MS, asthma, etc. Thanks!

Amber Stoneburner said...

I would like to be entered into your drawing. I am so overwhelmed by the health problems in our home. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) with that brought insulin resistance, obesity and a lot of other embarrassing hardships.
My daughter (age 4) has lead poisoning for over 3 years. It has caused developmental delays, stopped her growth and her colon stopped pumping (we have control of this problem, but I would really love to see full healing!). The lead lower her immune system, a result of that is reoccurring sickness.
Diabetes, Heart disease, Cancer, and Obesity has taken over my mom and 3 of my grandparents. My husband too has dealt with some of these issues.
I would really love to read this book. Thanks for being willing to give it away!
Praise God for the work He has done in you in this area of your life!!

busymomof10 said...

I'm wondering if this book addresses migraines? I have a Precious friend who loves the Lord dearly and suffers from Daily, Debilitating Migraines. I would so love to help her!!! I have decided that if I win the book, I will read it and then pass it on to her. If I don't win, I may try to buy the book for her, if you think it would help address her physical problems.

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Elizabeth, YES! It addresses Migraines! Oh the poor woman, I have them about seven days out of the month some months and it is horrible! I will pray for her. Yes, I think she would greatly benefit from the book.

Ellen said...

I would like to be entered in your drawing. My husband has been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue as well as depression ( tramatic stress after his accident last year)
I would love the chance to read through something with him that can help encourage him.(as well as myself)

Ellen said...

I may have posted too late..that's fine if I did...:)