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12 Miracles of Spiritual Growth
A Path of Healing from the Gospels
By E. Kent Rogers
What People Are Saying
It is a common conceit among theologians that biblical miracles, inasmuch as they diverge from natural law, are invented and imagined stories aimed toward building up the faithful. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), Swedish philosopher and theologian, devised a system of thought that easily accommodated the miraculous, explaining and enlarging upon the scriptural accounts in a deeply personal and profoundly meaningful way. Rogers, a graduate of Bryn Athyn College (a Swedenborgian institution) and founder of Loving Arms Mission, has set out to translate into contemporary metaphor the way Swedenborg's understandings of the inner meaning of scripture can transform the miracle stories into powerful lessons for today's spiritual seekers. Categorizing into several areas, such as "Healing from Lack of Forgiveness" and "Healing from Doubt," the author lays out a thoughtful path toward self-healing, guiding the reader toward wholeness. In a day when books on personal growth and remediation fill bookstore shelves, this marvelous volume can fill a need for a truly spiritual and solidly biblical approach to personal growth. *Starred Review.
—Publishers Weekly, April 9, 2012
"One thing that is often missing in current Christian writings is honesty and openness. Kent Rogers in 12 Miracles of Spiritual Growth bucks the trend and shares openly and honestly from his heart, his life and his insights into the Scriptures. I believe that anyone who reads this deeply personal and passionately written work will be challenged to reflect on their journey and the healing that may need to take place in their life. I have never read a book where I totally agreed with every idea presented and this one is no exception. But, I have been enriched, challenged and stretched by reading it and I believe you will be, too."
—Rendell Day, Pastor, Kathmandu International Christian Congregation (KICC), Kathmandu, NEPAL
"This book is about embracing a personal relationship to a healing God who today is doing miracles for all people. Mr. Rogers helps the reader recognize, experience and prepare for the universal and individual healing miracles written about in the New Testament. He offers us a profoundly new way of viewing God and life."
—Peter S. Rhodes, author of Observing Spirit: Evaluating Your Daily Progress on the Path to Heaven with Gurdjieff and Swedenborg
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