The Bible: a health book?Posted by kjohnson on Dec 14, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on The Bible: a health book?
There are many books about fitness and happiness out on the market. Many people depend on books like these to get advice on how to achieve and maintain both fitness and happiness.. Tim Mitchinson, a syndicated writer and colleague, shares his spiritual insight about his top read for advice on these and many other topics – The Bible. He talks about his personal experience in reading and studying the Bible and how this great resource holds many answers between its covers. The Bible is accessible to all seeking advice. It is easily found online and it’s free – add it to your must read list – you may find the advice you are looking for!
I recently found a list of 20 “must-read” books on fitness, health and happiness. Mentioned were books on cooking, yoga and even a celebrity-written memoir.
My favorite must-read book on health (not to mention happiness) wasn’t on the list – the Bible. The Bible as a health book? Dodie Osteen, mother of televangelist Joel Osteen, would certainly agree with me.
Over 30 years ago, Mrs. Osteen was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. She was told there was no hope for her, and to go home and die. Instead of accepting this verdict, she decided to look up healing scriptures in the Bible. One of the verses Osteen prayed with was this: “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases” (Ps. 103: 2-3).
She also wrote letters to those who had wronged her and forgave them. She prayed not only for herself, but for others too, feeling this was an important part of her daily treatment. As the days went by, Dodie could feel health coming back into her body, and she has been well ever since.
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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues. As a Christian Science practitioner, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others. She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: firstname.lastname@example.org