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Healing Is a Choice

Narrated by: Stephen Arterburn
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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From chronic physical pain to deep emotional hurts, we are all, at some level, in need of healing. And healing, writes author Stephen Arterburn, is a choice, although not our choice, it is God's choice. While that may lead us to understand that healing is out of our hands, there are several things we do or believe that can stand in the way of God's healing in our lives.

Describing 10 choices we can make, and the corresponding 10 lies that we must reject, Arterburn outlines the plan for opening our lives to God's divine touch. For example, to be receptive to God's healing, we must make the choice to feel; but we often buy into the lie that we need something to help numb the pain. Likewise, we can choose to embrace reality; but we often falsely believe that if we act as if nothing is wrong, the problem will go away.

Healing on all levels, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical, is a miraculous gift from God; but it is a function of our own decisions and beliefs as well. When we make the right choices, and reject the lies, we can find the way to wholeness again.

©2005 Stephen Arterburn (P)2005 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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steve's narrative is flawless and straight to the

steve's narrative is flawless and straight to the heart! The Lord ises Steve's sincerity and openness to minister every reader.

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Will listen to this one again

Practical useable steps toward wholeness inspirit and in soul. Will listen multiple times for continued learning and change.

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Really really great book

This is an amazing book. It really touched me in so many places of my life. Everyone needs a healing of some sorts. I highly recommend this book to any and everyone

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Divorce? Almost divorced? Hurt at all? read this.

This book was a tremendous help to me after my husband left. I read a lot but this book is the only one that gave me some clarity.

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Beautifully written

This book is inspired by God. Really appreciated his transparency and honesty. It gives sound advice.

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Recovery alcoholism & MS

Absolutely Priceless!!!!! Over 12 years of recovery beyond my dreams!!! I cant thank you enough!

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Don't buy

Don't waste your time or money on this book. Sad I bought this book. Lame book.

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Sexual abuse

I was a child of sexual abuse and live the life full of wrongdoing in a church.This book really brought me down they may feel good about the way I felt and in the end help me with healing.

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Thus is truth.

Pray for you to feel it. Easy to understand. It helped me in my struggles.

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What did you love best about Healing Is a Choice?

It resonates with my spiritual journey and challenges of life. Too often people are looking for easy fixes to problems in life. As with learning in formal education, so is learning about spiritual growth a true commitment of time and energy.

What did you like best about this story?

It helps clarify some common misconceptions and validates some truths of life.

What three words best describe Stephen Arterburn’s voice?

Clear, comforting and pleasant

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

It is critical to get connected to community.

Any additional comments?

Not for those looking for easy answers to life.

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