Inspiring Lessons Learned from People Living with Cancer
Author: Bernie Siegel,Jennifer Sander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In Faith, Hope, and Healing, Bernie Siegel shares the inspiring stories of people who have experienced cancer and found deeper faith, hope, joy, and healing through the process. Grouped into sections on faith, hope, and healing, these stories and Siegel's insightful commentaries will encourage and help readers to develop an attitude and personality that survivors share, while also offering myriad ways to get through difficult times and discover the gifts that illness can bring into a person's life. In this book, Siegel reveals what these people's experiences tell us about our common strengths and humanity and how to live an authentic, fulfilling life. "I regard Bernie Siegel as one of the greatest healers of our time." --Deepak Chopra
Author: Ellin Carsta
Publisher: Secret Healer
In medieval Germany, Madlen Goldmann left her passion for medicine behind to live a life of quiet contentment with her devoted husband, Johannes, and their children. But when Madlen’s aunt delivers the news that Johannes’s father, Peter, has gone blind, Madlen must use her healing skills to help just one more time. While caring for her father-in-law, Madlen assists a handsome young doctor, Franz von Beyenburg, in a procedure to restore Peter’s sight—something she never dreamed possible. When Dr. von Beyenburg invites her to attend his medical lectures in Heidelberg, Madlen realizes it’s an unprecedented opportunity to expand her knowledge. But to do so, she must return to the town where she was falsely accused of murder, face the scorn of her fellow male students, and assuage her husband’s unease—all obstacles that seem insurmountable. Will she risk it all to realize her dream of saving lives—whether society is ready for her or not?
Author: K. J. Colt
Publisher: K. J. Colt
**Also includes 3 chapters from the next book in the series, Blood Healing.** "There was an illness much worse than anything I had ever seen, and that was the sickness of my country." Adenine is blind and isolated in her small attic bedroom. Haunted by the recent deaths of her uncle and father, she is alone and afraid. Believing she is a carrier of the incurable Death Plague that ravished the lands twenty-five years ago, she never goes outside. When her mother falls ill, Adenine begins to starve. Despite her terror of infecting others, she goes in search of the town's doctor. Friends are made, enemies are discovered and every secret unravels. Pursued by the country's exiled healers, Adenine's life now depends on who she trusts.
Author: Ellin Carsta
In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited to the home. But spirited young Madlen finds her calling as assistant to the city's trusted midwife, Clara. Working alongside Clara, Madlen develops a surprisingly soothing technique and quickly becomes a talented healer. After Clara's tragic death, Madlen alone rushes to assist the birth of a local nobleman's child. But rather than the joy of birth, Madlen walks into an accusation of murder and witchcraft because of her extraordinary gifts. Forced to flee her own town, she establishes a new identity in the home of her aunt. Yet even though it endangers her life, she cannot resist the urge to help the sick patients who seek out her miraculous treatment. When she meets handsome Johannes--an investigator hired by the Church to bring her to justice for sacrilegious acts--she becomes drawn to the very man that could destroy her. Will Madlen's gifts bring about her downfall? Or can love and reason prevail in a time of fearful superstition?
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Continue the mystical story of the Healer trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder. As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomaniacal King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confidant, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle. Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet: an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat. War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible…again. Originally published in 2013
My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer
Author: Sarah Bamford Seidelmann
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"A fascinating, amusing, and wise account of how someone born with a shaman's predilections, raised in a rationalist culture, finds her way back to her true self." - Martha Beck, The New York Times bestselling author After 2 decades in the study and practice of medicine, Sarah Seidelmann took a 3-month sabbatical to search for a way to feel good again. Having witnessed human suffering early in her career and within her own family, she longed for a way to address more than just the physical needs of her patients and to live in a lighter, more conscious way. Swimming with Elephants tells the eccentric, sometimes poignant, and occasionally hilarious experience of a working mother undergoing a bewildering vocational shift from physician to shamanic healer. During that tumultuous period of answering her call, Sarah met an elephant who would become an important spirit companion on her journey, had bones thrown for her by a shaman in South Africa, and traveled to India for an ancient Hindu pilgrimage, where she received the blessing she had been longing for. Ultimately, she discovered an entirely different way of healing, one that she had always aspired to and that enabled her to help those who are suffering. "From the lakes of Minnesota to the Ganges River in India, Sarah Seidelmann's transformative journey from MD to shamanistic healer is a refreshingly honest and very funny tale of spiritual growth." - Matt Adrian, author of The Guide to Troubled Birds "This is an exceedingly vulnerable, beautifully written book and the most genuine spiritual memoir I have ever read. It is also - in many hilarious moments - laugh out loud funny." - Maria Bamford, Comedian and star of Netflix Original Series Lady Dynamite
The Story of One Physician's Inspiring Faith and the Healing Power of Prayer
Author: Maura Poston Zagrans
God's Spirit is everywhere. Miracles Every Day is the story of Dr. Issam Nemeh, a Cleveland-based physician and devout Catholic who has prayed over tens of thousands of people from all faiths and all walks of life in the past two decades. The result? Miracles. Injuries healed, cancers cured, sight and hearing restored. Yet, as Dr. Nemeh will be the first to point out, “the miracles are just to get our attention.” The healings do not originate from him, but from God. It is this humility and dedication to those in need that have won him the respect and trust of laypeople and religious leaders alike. This inspiring chronicle, beautifully told by author Maura Poston Zagrans, traces the lives of the doctor and his dedicated wife, Kathy, and brings us the uplifting stories of the many people who have been healed through one man's powerful faith. Miracles Every Day is a compelling reminder of God's individual and unconditional love for each one of us. Along the way you will meet the dedicated family members, volunteers, and clergy who support the Nemehs in their work. They speak of a ministry of hope, of lives changed and saved through not just the power of prayer, but through the awesome Spirit-driven power of love.
Author: Betty Bolte
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
"Betty Bolte transports readers back to a time where fear and uncertainty mingled with the peace and beauty of a New America." ~Verified Amazon Review Modern Medicine Challenged Durring the Revolutionary War, Midwife Confronts Doctor in SAMANTHA'S SECRET by Betty Bolte Charleston, South Carolina, december 1782 Midwife and healer, Samantha McAlester returns from the front lines to find Charles Town under British siege and the town's new doctor at war with its citizens. Dr. Trent Cunningham intends to build a hospital staffed solely with educated doctors. What he doesn't need is a raven-haired charlatan spooning out herbs and false promises to his patients, while tempting him at every turn. Then a mutual friend develops a mysterious infection. Trenton is stumped. Samantha suspects the cure but knows treatment will expose her long-guarded secret, risking all she holds dear... including Trenton. PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Betty Bolte is known for her detailed research and true-to-period imagery. Her work delights readers who appreciate a historical experience with strong female characters. This story does NOT contain vulgar language and DOES include mildly explicit sexual situations. We hope you enjoy it! REVIEWS: "There was a whole lot to love about this historical romance – a strong heroine, a determined hero, and a nice glimpse of the past that was told through the story. " ~Em & M Books "The writing is wonderful. The storyline is compelling. The danger will keep you apprehensive until the very end. The female characters are intelligent, creative, loyal and strong." ~Laura S. Reading A MORE PERFECT UNION SERIES, in order: Emily's Vow Amy's Choice Samantha's Secret Evelyn's Promise
Author: Frank Ney McMillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In THE YOUNG HEALER tradition meets contemporary when what starts out as just another day becomes anything but that for young Feather Anderson. Her beloved grandfather, a traditional Lakota healer, pulls her out of class one snowy morning and takes her on an old-fashioned vision quest in the heart of New York City in hopes of finding the perfect Lakota medicine. It becomes the most magical day ever for eleven-year-old Feather Anderson, the day she saves her little brother?s life. Feather follows in her grandfather?s footsteps of healing as a medicine man and she then earns her newly-given secret Lakota name.
Author: Morton Walker D.P.M.
Category: Health & Fitness
An easy-to-understand, up-to-date guide on the highly publicized drug, DMSO DMSO—dimethyl sulfoxide—is a simple by-product of wood and has been called a “miracle” drug, capable of relieving pain, diminishing swelling, reducing inflammation, encouraging healing, and restoring normal function. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning health science writer Dr. Morton Walker examines the powerful and compelling case for the use of DMSO in the treatment of many debilitating disease and health-related problems. In DMSO: Nature’s Healer, Dr. Walker cites documented cases of its astounding use in healing and prevention of a host of health disorders, including arthritis, stroke, cancer, mental retardation, and sports and auto injuries. He also recounts the dramatic story of the long struggle to gain FDA approval of DMSO.
Author: Lynne Gentry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A modern-day doctor gets trapped in third-century Carthage, Rome, where she uncovers buried secrets, confronts Christian persecution, and battles a deadly epidemic to save the man she loves. A twenty-first-century doctor. A third-century plague. A love out of time. First-year resident Dr. Lisbeth Hastings is too busy to take her father’s bizarre summons seriously. But when a tragic mistake puts her career in jeopardy, answering her father’s call seems her only hope of redeeming the devastating failure that her life has become. While exploring the haunting cave at her father’s archaeological dig, Lisbeth falls through a hidden hole, awakening to find herself the object of a slave auction and the ruins of Roman Carthage inexplicably restored to a thriving metropolis. Is it possible that she’s traveled back in time, and, if so, how can she find her way back home? Cyprian Thascius believes God called him to rescue the mysterious woman from the slave trader’s cell. What he doesn’t understand is why saving the church of his newfound faith requires him to love a woman whose peculiar ways could get him killed. But who is he to question God? As their different worlds collide, it sparks an intense attraction that unites Lisbeth and Cyprian in a battle against a deadly epidemic. Even as they confront persecution, uncover buried secrets, and ignite the beginnings of a medical revolution, Roman wrath threatens to separate them forever. Can they find their way to each other through all these obstacles? Or are the eighteen hundred years between them too far of a leap?
A Young Adult Romantic Fantasy
Author: C. J. Anaya
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A girl, a prophecy, and two warring gods equals destiny! Hope Fairmont longs for a normal teenage life, but with a gift like hers, normal equals healing illnesses and injuries instantly. Keeping a secret like that isn't easy, but a small town is the perfect place for her to heal those who can't heal themselves, and an even better place for her father, James Fairmont, to hide his daughter from the rest of the world. Life takes an unexpected turn when two handsome strangers move into town and begin unearthing other secrets concerning Hope's future and past, revealing to Hope that her gift for healing may be the fulfillment of an ancient, Japanese prophecy gone wrong. Staying away from these mysterious newcomers would be the smart thing to do, but Victor's gentle, easy manner, and Tie's mixed signals and strange mood swings draw her hopelessly closer to revealing the secret she and her father have been so desperate to hide. Hope's life is complicated further with visions of a previous life and the arrival of a supernatural demon sent to assassinate her before she learns what she is truly capable of. With the support of her father, the fiery loyalty of her best friend Angie, and the child-like love of Kirby, a ten-year-old patient, Hope must fight against the forces of a relentless demon god while unwinding the tangled pieces of her past, proving to herself and those she loves that destiny isn't determined by some cosmic reading of the stars, but by the individual choices one makes. Embark upon a journey of heart-stopping adventure in this young adult paranormal fantasy filled with supernatural creatures, ancient prophecies, immortal gods, and divine magical healing powers. A romantic coming of age series filled with love, loss, and second chances. This romantic adventure infuses fantasy, swords and sorcery, traditional myths and legends, and paranormal themes to create a thrilling story readers are sure to enjoy. *** Excerpt: Tie shook his head and opened his mouth as if to say something, but all that came out was a wheezing noise and then an alarming amount of blood. I looked at the gaping hole in his chest and began to panic, feeling certain Tie should have repaired what he could, and Victor should have been able to heal him by now. "Victor, why isn't he healing himself?" I asked anxiously. "He can't," he said. Victor opened his eyes and sat back looking defeated. "Then you do it," I cried out. My voice was beginning to shake. I was about two seconds away from becoming as unhinged as Angie. "I can't do it. I can't heal him." He buried his face in his hands. "Quit telling me what can't be done, and tell me what can!" "Nothing can be done, okay?" The look he gave me was awful. A look of defeat. "There is absolutely nothing that anyone can do. The sword that stabbed him was forged in the land of the dead, and I only have so much power at my disposal. What little power I did have, I used to heal you when we were at the hospital." I swallowed down the lump of guilt forming in my throat and let out a trembling breath. "Even if I hadn't healed you tonight, I still wouldn't be able to help him. You can't heal a stab wound inflicted by that kind of sword," he whispered. "Tie is going to die." *** Kindle Categories Teen and Young Adult > Science Fiction and Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths and Legends Teen and Young Adult > Science Fiction and Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age Teen and Young Adult > Romance > Paranormal and Fantasy Teen and Young Adult > Science Fiction and Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword and Sorcery
My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer
Author: Rosita Arvigo
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Health & Fitness
The compelling drama of American herbologist Rosita Arvigo's quest to preserve the knowledge of Don Elijio Panti, one of the last surviving and most respected traditional healers in the rainforest of Belize.
Author: Niraj Mehta
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Every destination has a journey and every journey has a story. Hopes and Fears, Dreams and Tears: A County Memoir traces the story of a young medical student full of idealism as he starts his training. Yet lacking in knowledge, he embarks on a confusing journey full of Hopes and Fears, Dreams and Tears at a County Hospital similar to one that most doctors in United States train at today. Using humor to deal with triumphs and tragedies, both personal as well as those involving his patients, the young doctor in training finally achieves wisdom decades later as a full-time medical educator teaching at the same County Hospital. Having come full circle, he finally realizes that perhaps all he ever needed to know to be a successful healer he already knew as a naive young medical student.
Heartwarming Stories of Hope and Healing
Author: Robert D. Lesslie
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
These Notes from a Doctors Pocket come from the decades of ER experience of bestselling author Dr. Robert Lesslie, whose routine faced him with times of grief or pain, relief or delight, life or death. Such everyday happenings and encounters gave rise to these vignettesin which readers will meet up with the characters, coincidences, and complications common to the emergency room: characters like Freddy, who literally shoots himself in the foot; coincidences like finally having the chance to hear what patients say to each other when doctors and nurses arent in the room; and complications such as dealing with parents who buy lottery tickets and alcohol instead of medicine for their little boy. These heart-tugging, heart-lifting slices of life will prompt readers to search for opportunities to give the comfort of a touch, the grace of a kind word, or a prayer that brings hope and healing.
Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
An orphan leaves Dark Ages London, taking a dangerous journey and posing as a Jew to study medicine in Persia, in “an adventurous and inspiring tale” (Library Journal). A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic. The Physician is the first book in New York Times–bestselling author Noah Gordon’s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.
A Young Adult Romantic Fantasy
Author: C. J. Anaya
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Forced into a dream-like state, Hope is now reliving her life as Mikomi, Princess of the Kagami Empire and The Healer of the world. Life as an Imperial Princess is rife with danger, betrayal, and intrigue as Mikomi joins forces with a rebel group of samurai warriors in order to usurp the throne from her tyrannical father. To win this seemingly hopeless war, she must train with Musubi, a warrior in the rebel army, and learn the art of the sword without revealing her identity as The Healer. Unbeknownst to her, Musubi harbors his own secret identity and personal agenda, both of which hold dark consequences for Mikomi's future. Neither one can afford to share their secrets, nor can they ignore the powerful chemistry building between them. Further complications arise at the arrival of her betrothed, Katsu, who must aid her in mastering control of her own gift before she ascends as a full kami on her eighteenth birthday. Katsu is not the cold-hearted warrior god she expected, but how can she spend eternity with a deity she may never love? Determined to avoid her destiny, she spies on her father and his generals, collecting intelligence for the rebel army in the hope that one day the empire of Kagami will be liberated and her own future will be hers to control.
Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love
Author: Dr. Bernie S. Siegel
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Heartwarming and Heart-Opening Stories Gathered from Decades of Medical Practice Bernie Siegel first wrote about miracles when he was a practicing surgeon and founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a groundbreaking synthesis of group, individual, dream, and art therapy that provided patients with a “carefrontation.” Compiled during his more than thirty years of practice, speaking, and teaching, the stories in these pages are riveting, warm, and belief expanding. Their subjects include a girl whose baby brother helped her overcome anorexia, a woman whose cancer helped her heal by teaching her to stand up for herself, and a family that was saved from a burning house by bats. Without diminishing the reality of pain and hardship, the stories show real people turning crisis into blessing by responding to adversity in ways that empower and heal. They demonstrate what we are capable of and show us that we can achieve miracles as we confront life’s difficulties.
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in both Spanish and English, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller ... Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world-and will nurture the birth of his soul. (68,000 words)
Author: E.W. Kenyon
This book has challenged and stirred Christians and has inspired multitudes to step out in faith and receive the healing that Christ purchased for us.