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The Ministry of Divine Healing


The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit


(The first half of this bibliography contains books that specifically address the subject of physical healing. I have only listed books [or periodical articles] with which I am personally familiar. The complete listing of available works on this subject would go on seemingly without end. Books that I strongly recommend (even if I disagree with them) are followed by an *. I have included in this list a number of books by cessationist authors who are opposed to miraculous healing today, as well as works by those advocating the more extreme form of Word-Faith and/or Health-Wealth teaching. The second half lists works pertaining to the more general ministry of the Spirit. Needless to say, inclusion in this bibliography does not necessarily imply endorsement.)





Barron, Bruce. The Health and Wealth Gospel. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 1987.


Baxter, J. Sidlow. Divine Healing of the Body. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1979.


Blue, Ken. Authority to Heal. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 1987.


Bosworth, F. F. Christ the Healer. Old Tappan: Fleming H. Revell, 1973.


Brand, Paul, with Yancey, Philip. 'A Surgeon's View of Divine Healing.' Christianity Today, November 25, 1983, 14-21.


Brown, Michael L. Israel's Divine Healer. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.*


Capps, Charles. Paul's Thorn in the Flesh. Dallas: Word of Faith, 1983.


Clapp, Rodney. 'Faith Healing: A Look at What's Happening.' Christianity Today, December 16, 1983, 12-17.


Colson, Charles. 'My Cancer and the Good Health Gospel.' Christianity Today, April 3, 1987, 56.


Copeland, Gloria. And Jesus Healed Them All. Ft. Worth: KCP 1984.


_____. God's Will For Your Healing. Ft. Worth: Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 1972.


Dunkerley, Don. Healing Evangelism: Strenghening Your Witnessing with Effective Prayer for the Sick. Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1995.*


Fee, Gordon D. The Disease of the Health and Wealth Gospels. Costa Mesa, Calif: The Word for Today, 1979.


Fisk, Samuel. Divine Healing Under the Searchlight. Schaumburg, Ill.: Regular Baptist Press, 1978.


Frost, Henry W. Miraculous Healing. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1972.


Gardner, Rex. Healing Miracles: A Doctor Investigates. London: Darton, Longman, and Todd, 1986.*


Glennon, Jim. Your Healing Is Within You. Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1980.


Hagin, Kenneth E. Healing Belongs to Us. Tulsa: Faith Library, 1969.


_____. The Key to Scriptural Healing. Tulsa: Faith Library, 1983.


_____. Seven Things You Should Know About Divine Healing. Tulsa: Faith Library 1979.


Harper, Michael. The Healings of Jesus. Downers Grove: Inter- Varsity Press, 1986.*


Harrel, David Edwin. All Things Are Possible: The Healing and Charismatic Revivals in Modern America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975.*


Hayes, Norvel. How to Live and Not Die. Tulsa: Harrison House, 1986.


Jeter Hugh. By His Stripes: A Biblical Study on Divine Healing. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1977.


Kee, Howard C. Medicine, Miracle, and Magic in New Testament Times. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.


Kelsey, Morton T. Healing and Christianity: In Ancient Thought and Modern Times. New York: Harper and Row, 1973.


Kreeft, Peter. Making Sense Out of Suffering. Ann Arbor: Servant, 1986.


Kurtz, Paul. ?Does Faith-Healing Work?" Free Inquiry 6 (Spring 1986):30-36.


_____. "W. V. Grant's Faith-Healing Act Revisited.' Free Inquiry 6 (Summer 1986):12-13.


Lawrence, Roy. Christian Healing Rediscovered: A Guide to Spiritual, Mental, Physical Wholeness. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 1980.


Lewis, David C. Healing: Fiction, Fantasy or Fact? London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989.*


McConnell, D. R. A Different Gospel: A Historical and Biblical Analysis of the Modern Faith Movement. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1988.


McCrossan, T J. Bodily Healing and the Atonement. Re-ed. Ray Hicks and Kenneth E. Hagin. Tulsa: Faith Library, 1982 [1903].


MacNutt, Francis. Healing. Creation House: Altamonte Springs, 1988.*


Masters, Peter. The Healing Epidemic. London: The Wakeman Trust, 1988.


Mayhue, Richard. Divine Healing Today. Chicago: Moody Press, 1983.


_____. The Healing Promise. Eugene: Harvest House, 1994.


Nolen, William A. Healing: A Doctor in Search of a Miracle. New York: Random House, 1974.


Osborn, T L. Healing the Sick. Tulsa: Harrison House, 1959.


Packer, J. I. 'Poor Health May Be the Best Remedy.' Christianity Today,May 21, 1982, 14-26.


Pearson, Mark A. Christian Healing: A Practical, Comprehensive Guide. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1995.


Pilch, John J. Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.


Price, Frederick K. Is Healing for All? Tulsa: Harrison House, 1976.


Randi, James. 'Be Healed in the Name of God!' An Expose of the Reverend W. V. Grant.' Free Inquiry 6 (Spring 1986):8-19.


_____. "Peter Popoff Reaches Heaven via 39.17 Megahertz." Free Inquiry 6 (Summer 1986):6-7.


_____. "W V. Grant's ?Leg-Stretching Trick.' Free Inquiry 6 (Spring 1986):16.


Reisser, Paul C., Reisser, Teri K., and Weldon, John. The Holistic Healers: A Christian Perspective on New-Age Health Care. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 1983.


Schafersman, Steven. 'Peter Popoff: Miracle Worker or Scam Artist?' Free Inquiry 6 (Summer 1986):8-9.


Seybold, Klaus and Mueller Ulrich B. Sickness and Healing. Nash- ville: Abingdon, 1981.


Simson, Eve. The Faith-Healers: Deliverance Evangelism in North America. St. Louis: Concordia, 1977.


Singer Philip. 'Grant's "Miracles": A Follow-up.' Free Inquiry 6 (Spring 1986):22-23.


Sipley, Richard M. Understanding Divine Healing. Wheaton: Victor 1986.


Skinner, R. David. 'Is Healing in the Atonement? Or, The Question of Faith-Healing.' Mid-America Theological Journal 9 (Fall 1985):31-47.


Smedes, Lewis B., ed. Ministry and the Miraculous: A Case Study at Fuller Theological Seminary. Pasadena: Fuller Theological Seminary, 1987.


Steiner, Robert A. ?Behind the Scenes With Peter Popoff." Free Inquiry 6 (Summer 1986):10-11.


Tada, Joni Eareckson. A Step Further. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.*


Thomas, John Christopher. The Devil, Disease and Deliverance: Origins of Illness in New Testament Thought. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.*


Urquhart, Colin. Receive Your Healing. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1986.


Vaux, Kenneth L. Health and Medicine in the Reformed Tradition: Promise, Providence, and Care. New York: Crossroad, 1984.


Wagner, C. Peter. How to Have a Healing Ministry Without Making Your Church Sick! Ventura: Regal, 1988.


Warrington, Keith. Jesus the Healer: Paradigm or Unique Phenomenon. Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000.*


Watson, David. Fear No Evil: One Man Deals With Terminal Illness. Wheaton: Harold Shaw 1984.*


Wilkinson, John. Health and Healing: Studies in New Testament Principles and Practice. Handsel Press, 1980.


Wimber, John. Power Healing. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.*





General Works on the

Person & Power of the Holy Spirit


Buchanan, James. The Office and Work of the Holy Spirit. London: Banner of Truth, 1966 (1843).


Carter, Charles Webb. The Person and Ministry of the Holy Spirit: A Wesleyan Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1974.


Congar, Yves. I Believe in the Holy Spirit. Translated by David Smith. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1997 (three volumes in one).


Fee, Gordon D. God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994.**


Green, Michael. I Believe in the Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.*


Heron, Alasdair I. C. The Holy Spirit. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983.


Horton, Stanley M. What the Bible Says About the Holy Spirit. Springfield: Gospel Publishing House, 1976.


Inch, Morris A. The Saga of the Spirit: A Biblical, Systematic, and Historical Theology of the Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1985.


Kuyper, Abraham. The Work of the Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973 (1900).


Montague, George T. Holy Spirit: Growth of a Biblical Tradition. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994 (1976).


Moule, C. F. D. The Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.


Owen, John. A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit. The Works of John Owen, Vol. 3. Carlisle: Banner of Truth Trust, 1972 (1674).*


Pache, Rene. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. Chicago: Moody Press, 1954.


Packer, James I. Keep in Step with the Spirit. Old Tappan: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1984.*


Palmer, Edwin H. The Person and Ministry of the Holy Spirit: The Traditional Calvinistic Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1974 (1958).


Pinnock, Clark H. Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit. Downers Grove: IVP, 1996.


Rea, John. The Holy Spirit in the Bible. Lake Mary: Creation House, 1990.


Ryrie, Charles C. The Holy Spirit. Chicago: Moody Press, 1965.


Smeaton, George. The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. Carlisle: Banner of Truth Trust, 1974 (1882).


Sproul, R. C. The Mystery of the Holy Spirit. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 1990.


Swete, Henry Barclay. The Holy Spirit in the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976 (1910).


Swindoll, Charles R. Flying Closer to the Flame. Dallas: Word Publishing, 1993.


Thomas, W. H. Griffith. The Holy Spirit of God. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972 (1913).


Veli-Matti Karkkainen. Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.


Walvoord, John. The Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1954.


Winslow, Octavius. The Work of the Holy Spirit. Carlisle: Banner of Truth Trust, 1991 (1840).


Wood, Leon J. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976.



Works on the Holy Spirit in

the History of the Church


Burgess, Stanley M. The Holy Spirit: Eastern Christian Traditions. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1989. *


Burgess, Stanley M. The Spirit & the Church: Antiquity. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1984. *


Burgess, Stanley M. The Holy Spirit: Medieval , Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1997. *


Kydd, Ronald. Charismatic Gifts in the Early Church. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1984.


McDonnell, Kilian, and Montague, George T. Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Evidence from the First Eight Centuries. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.



Works on Spirit-Baptism


Bruner, Frederick Dale. A Theology of the Holy Spirit: The Pentecostal Experience and the New Testament Witness. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1977 (1970).


Dunn, James D. G. Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Re-examination of the New Testament Teaching on the Gift of the Spirit in relation to Pentecostalism today. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1970.


Eaton, Michael A. Baptism with the Spirit: the teaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Leicester: IVP, 1989.


Ervin, Howard M. Conversion-Initiation and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Critique of James D. G. Dunn, Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1984.


Ervin, Howard M. Spirit-Baptism: A Biblical Investigation. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1987 (1968).


Hoekema, Anthony. Holy Spirit Baptism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972.


Lederle, Henry I. Treasures Old and New: Interpretations of "Spirit-Baptism" in the Charismatic Renewal Movement. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1988.*


Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. Joy Unspeakable: Power & Renewal in the Holy Spirit. Wheaton: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1984.*


McGee, Gary B., ed. Initial Evidence: Historical and Biblical Perspectives on the Pentecostal Doctrine of Spirit Baptism. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1991.


Stott, John R. W. Baptism & Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today. Downers Grove: IVP, 1976 (1964).



Works on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit


Bridge, Donald, and Phypers, David. Spiritual Gifts & the Church. Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 1995 (1973).


Carson, Donald A. Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1987.*


Cartledge, Mark J. Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives. Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2003. *


Deere, Jack. Surprised by the Power of the Spirit. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993. *


_____. Surprised by the Voice of God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996. *


Gaffin, Richard B. Perspectives on Pentecost: Studies in New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1979.


Grudem, Wayne, ed. Are Miraculous Gifts for Today: Four Views. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.*


Hemphill, Kenneth S. Spiritual Gifts: Empowering the New Testament Church. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1988.


Keener, Craig S. Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. *


Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn. The Sovereign Spirit: Discerning His Gifts. Wheaton: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1985.


Mallone, George. Those Controversial Gifts. Arlington: Grace Vineyard of Arlington, 1988.


Pytches, David. Spiritual Gifts in the Local Church. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1985.*


Ruthven, John. On the Cessation of the Charismata: The Protestant Polemic on Postbiblical Miracles. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993. *


Schatzmann, Siegfried S. A Pauline Theology of Charismata. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1987.


Turner, Max. The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts: In the New Testament Church and Today (revised edition). Peabody: Hendrikson, 1998. **


Wagner, C. Peter. Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow. Ventura: Regal Books, 1994 (1979).



Works on the relationship of

the Holy Spirit to Jesus


Dunn, James D. G. Jesus and the Spirit: A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1975.


Hawthorne, Gerald F. The Presence and the Power: The Significance of the Holy Spirit in the life and ministry of Jesus. Dallas: Word Publishing, 1991.*



Works on the Holy Spirit

in the Writings of Luke


Menzies, Robert P. The Development of Early Christian Pneumatology with special reference to Luke-Acts. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991.


Shelton, James B. Mighty in Word and Deed: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1991.


Stronstad, Roger. The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1984.



General Works on the Miraculous Ministry

of the Holy Spirit


Geisler, Norman. Signs and Wonders. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 1988.


Grieg, Gary S., and Springer, Kevin N. The Kingdom and the Power: Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today? A Biblical Look at How to Bring the Gospel to the World with Power. Ventura: Regal Books, 1993.*


White, John. When the Spirit Comes with Power: Signs & Wonders among God's People. Downers Grove: IVP, 1988.*


Williams, Don. Signs, Wonders, and the Kingdom of God: A Biblical Guide for the Reluctant Skeptic. Ann Arbor: Servant Publications, 1989.


Wimber, John. Power Evangelism. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.*



Works on the Charismatic and

Third Wave Renewal Movements


Cox, Harvey. Fire From Heaven: The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-first Century. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1994.


Grudem, Wayne. Power & Truth: A Response to the Critiques of Vineyard Teaching and Practice by D. A. Carson, James Montgomery Boice, and John H. Armstrong in Power Religion. Anaheim: Association of Vineyard Churches, 1993.*


Hocken, Peter. Streams of Renewal: The Origins and Early Development of the Charismatic Movement in Great Britain. Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1986.


Hocken, Peter. The Glory and the Shame: Reflections on the 20th Century outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Guildford, Surrey: Eagle Publications, 1994.


Hummel, Charles E. Fire in the Fireplace: Charismatic Renewal in the Nineties. Downers Grove: IVP, 1993.


Jackson, Bill. The Quest for the Radical Middle: A History of the Vineyard. Cape Town: Vineyard International Publishing, 1999. *


MacArthur, John F. Charismatic Chaos. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992.


Moriarty, Michael G. The New Charismatics: A Concerned Voice Responds to Dangerous New Trends. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992.


Nathan, Rich. A Response to Charismatic Chaos. Anaheim: Association of Vineyard Churches, 1993.*


Pawson, David. Fourth Wave: Charismatics and Evangelicals, are we ready to come together? London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1994.


Percy, Martyn. Words, Wonders and Power: Understanding Contemporary Christian Fundamentalism and Revivalism. London: SPCK, 1996.


Smail, Tom; Walker, Andrew; Wright, Nigel. The Love of Power or the Power of Love: A Careful Assessment of the Problems Within the Charismatic and Word-of-Faith Movements. Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 1994.


Wagner, C. Peter. The Third Wave of the Holy Spirit: Encountering the Power of Signs and Wonders Today. Ann Arbor: Servant Publications, 1988.




Works on the "Toronto Blessing"


Arnott, John. The Father's Blessing. Orlando: Creation House, 1995.


Belcham, Leigh. Toronto: The Baby or the Bathwater? Bromley, Kent: Day One Publications, 1995.


Beverley, James A. Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.


Boulton, Wallace, ed. The Impact of Toronto. Crowborough: Monarch Publications, 1995.


Chevreau, Guy. Catch the Fire: The Toronto Blessing. An Experience of renewal and revival. London: Marshall Pickering, 1994.*


_____. Pray with Fire. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1995.


Dixon, Patrick. Signs of Revival. Eastbourne: Kingsway Publications, 1994.*


Fearon, Mike. A Breath of Fresh Air. Guildford: Eagle, 1994.


Fitz-Gibbon, Andy and Jane. Something Extraordinary is Happening: The Sunderland Experience of the Holy Spirit. Crowborough: Monarch Publications, 1995.


Gott, Ken and Lois. The Sunderland Refreshing. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995.


Hilborn, David. Editor. 'Toronto' in Perspective: Papers on the New Charismatic Wave of the Mid 1990s. Carlisle: Acute (Paternoster Press), 2001. *


Hill, Clifford, ed. Blessing the Church. Guildford: Eagle, 1995.


Jebb, Stanley. No Laughing Matter: The 'Toronto' Phenomenon and its Implications. Bromley, Kent: Day One Publications, 1995.


McHale, Gary W. The 'Toronto Blessing': A Renewal from God. Ontario: Canadian Christian Publications, 1995.


Mikhaiel, Nader. The Toronto Blessing: Slaying in the Spirit, the telling wonder. Self-published. 1995.


Morphew, Derek. Renewal Apologetics (A Position Paper of the Association of Vineyard Churches in South Africa), 1995.


Oropeza, B. J. A Time to Laugh. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1995.


Pawson, David. Is the Blessing Biblical? Thinking through the Toronto phenomenon. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995.


Poloma, Margaret M. Main Street Mystics: The Toronto Blessing & Reviving Pentecostalism. Walnut Creek: Alta Mira Press, 2003. *


Porter, Stanley E., and Richter, Philip J., eds., The Toronto Blessing - or Is It? London: Darton, Longman, & Todd, 1995.


Roberts, Dave. The 'Toronto' Blessing. Eastbourne: Kingsway Publications, 1994.


Stibbe, Mark. Times of Refreshing: A Practical Theology of Revival for Today. London: Marshall Pickering, 1995.


Warner, Rob. Prepare for Revival. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1995.


Williams, Don. Revival: The Real Thing. LaJolla: published by the author, 1995.*