Proving prayer to be as valid and vital a healing tool as drugs or surgery, the bestselling author of Meaning & Medicine and Recovering the Soul offers a bold integration of science and spirituality.
Understanding prayer and healing -- Saints and sinners, health and illness -- Reach of the mind: setting the stage for prayer -- Factors influencing the efficacy of prayer -- Prayer and the unconscious mind -- Where do prayers go? -- How to pray and what to pray for -- Love and healing -- Time-displaced prayer: when prayers are answered before they are made -- Your doctor's beliefs and why they matter -- When prayer hurts: an inquiry into "black prayer" -- Evidence -- God in the laboratory -- Prayer and healing: reviewing the research -- What is healing? -- Controlled experimental trials of healing -- Spontaneous regression of cancer -- How good is the evidence? Prayer, meditation and parapsychology -- Healing and the mind: a summing up.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th August 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia