Faith-healing churches believe that God is the ultimate healer and therefore if they have enough faith they will never be sick. Donny hung his head but Walter got louder. They praised the Lord and anointed her. Among all the mystics, Mary Baker came closest to perfecting the art of ethereal branding and franchising. This is a pretty sobering read. This book would make anyone who has loved ones angry, to know that these people would simply stand by and allow the suffering to continue simply because they felt it was entirely God's will. Medicine was for the worldly, and doctors were to be avoided.
And in each case described in this book, the parents cared deeply about their children's health crises, scrupulously recording their eating and sleeping, and calling on the prayers of the family members gathered around them. Franz Mesmer, and found relief. And those that hear thee shall wear a starry crown. I felt like the author was beyond respectful and non judgmental of the various religions he was writing about, I've read some reviews that feel hotly opposite on that point but as a non affiliated party I saw nothing but respect. And the more these children suffered, the more their parents and families felt they were chosen and holy. Agnus Christus: In the Name of God! But the man is not the victim, the caller says. But the author's writing style makes the pages fly by, and turns what could be a depressing collection of trial transcripts into an engaging story of the religious and social evolution of an unfamiliar community.
Historically accurate accounts such as Cameron Stauth's breathtaking masterpiece, In the Name of God, rip the skin off of America's stench-filled underbelly, bringing the gasping promise of healing, fresh air, and the determined assurance of a better tomorrow. When a disenchanted church member alerted Clackamas County authorities to the girl's plight, she ultimately received medical attention and kept her eye. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. By the time they left, Patrick felt surprisingly okay. Otherwis I picked this book up at the library on a whim hmmm. Ophelia was just fifteen, and that was why Grandma was so mad.
In the 1980s Stauth co-founded the health-products firm Quantum, Inc. Under the author's sensitive, yet humorous pen, the colorful personalities in this eye-opening drama pulse with lifeblood. The primary goal, however, was to convince The Followers — who already allowed themselves to see a dentist or optometrist — to accept that medical care was not just for the sinning unworldly, but something that God would allow them to seek as well. Her mother crouched over her as her father raced for the doctor, lashing his horses as he stood rigidly in his wagon. Interesting although the author is admittedly anti-medical establishment and apparently anti-religion and anti-Portland , especially since I think people who don't seek medical attention for their children should be water boarded, and I'm anti-torture. However, there is a ray of light in the form of the informant who was a member of the Church, who felt it necessary to turn in his friends in order to save children's lives, and who ultimately began to effect change. Even to consider going to a doctor was to question one's faith and to risk bringing down the wrath of God.
Refusing immunizations pales in comparison to what these religious groups do-- who believe that God is the ultimate healer and that if God decides-- their child will be healed from illness. It does not call in question why anyone would be of strong faith. After the men got home, they all circled around Eleanor, prayed silently, according to the ancient custom, and anointed her forehead. With this treatment, Mary Baker experienced a rebirth of her health. The caller, a church insider, risks everything to work with detectives and prosecutors to stop faith-based child abuse, joined by a mother who'd suffered a faith-healing tragedy herself and dedicated her life to saving others from it.
When sixteen-year old Jeff Beagley came along, he gave Patrick the Holy Greeting, on the lips, and it made him feel grown-up, but even sadder, because it meant that he was old enough now to take care of his mom. Jeff danced with a girl named Marci, who was barely a teenager. Stauth's research has uncovered some of the worst things people do to one another under the guise of religion, casting much-needed light on this criminal darkness. The caller, a church insider, risks everything to work with detectives and prosecutors to stop faith-based child abuse, joined by a mother who'd suffered a faith-healing tragedy herself and dedicated her life to saving others from it. There was no good place to go where the worldly people would leave them alone.
The most popular of the rebellious charismatic churches was that of the backwoods-based, snake-handling, poison-drinking Pentecostalists, who guaranteed a fabulous hillbilly heaven, but only for the ultra-trusting. Because of these shield laws, a number of faith-healing, doctor-shunning churches set up shop in the state. I picked this book up at the library on a whim hmmm. But at least they left. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added. Marshal's Chief of International Operations.
But three stars, you say? It's a truly epic story well told from every possible perspective. They recounted miracles, when someone would recover from the flu or from some other minor ailment, rejoicing when the devil finally released the victim from his grasp. They are joined by a mother who'd suffered a faith-healing tragedy herself, and afterwards dedicated her life to saving others from the same fate. Her parents were members of the Followers of Christ, a small fundamentalist Christian sect in Oregon City that rejects medical treatment in favor of prayer. Please do not summarize the plot or give plot spoilers of any type or we will not be able to post your review.