This week I’m making you aware of some books that I believe every small group leader should read. I also want to make sure that you know that you can get them 50% off the normal price this week. That's right... This week every NavPress resource is 50% off for churches and individuals. Just use this code when calling in your order (1-800-366-7788) or if ordering on line, C24S16CL3.
I didn’t haphazardly go about deciding which books should be given attention. The truth is, I believe there are some learnings that are necessity for small group leaders, learnings that are sometimes accidently overlooked.
For instance, the book I’m about to make mention of makes Isaiah 61: 1 – 2 a reality, not just a pie in the sky ideal that is preached on, taught on, discussed, but never experienced.
The book, Listening and Inner-Healing Prayer
is as much a study as it is a book. But it is so much more than another curriculum for us to “go through.” It is a biblical look at prayer that sets group members free from the emotional cell that they are being held captive in. A very accurate description of the book reads, “In Luke 4:18, Jesus affirmed the promise of Isaiah 61 that the Messiah would be uniquely anointed by God to bring healing to the brokenhearted and set captives free. Discover how to experience this freedom and the emotional healing that awaits you through listening and inner-healing prayer. By exposing the hidden lies that keep you enslaved, you can supernaturally experience God’s healing touch for the emotional wounds of your past.”
This is a practical step-by-step guide that can be used by a small group pastor to train small group leaders or done by a small group. Just how practical is this resource? Check out the sections and chapter titles.:
Section 1: Foundations for Inner-Healing and Listening Prayer
Principles of Inner-Healing Prayer
The Wellspring of Spiritual Life
Principles of Listening Prayer
Section 2: Experiencing Inner-Healing Prayer
The Inner-Healing Prayer Process: Basic Steps
The Inner-Healing Prayer Process: Alternative Possibilities, Part 1
The Inner-Healing Prayer Process: Alternative Possibilities, Part 2
Obstacles to Inner Healing and How to Handle Them, Part 1
Obstacles to Inner Healing and How to Handle Them, Part 2
Sealing the Healing and Taking It Deeper
Section 3: Facilitating Inner-Healing Prayer
Character Foundations for Facilitating Inner-Healing Prayer
Facilitating Inner-Healing Prayer: Basic Process
Facilitating Inner-Healing Prayer: Alternative Possibilities
The End or a New Beginning?
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,