Miracles Happen by David Collinson, Autumn House, 2006; BOOK REVIEWS
Byline: by Peter Bryars
THE subtitle, "A guide to healing the New Testament way", says it all, for this book is a study of the healing miracles and various pieces of teaching on healing which are found in the New Testament. As such it should be classified under biblical studies, but the way the author writes means that biblical commentary is interspersed with anecdotes and comments about healing today which makes it difficult to classify. As a result I was left thinking, "Who is it for?"
The book is written in the form of a travel guide describing three "tours" - a tour of the healing stories in the Gospels; a tour of the healing stories in Acts; and a tour of other important passages. These sections are easily understood and are helpful to someone new to this whole area of healing. Each passage is approached and dealt with individually, which makes the book ideal for those who like to dip into things rather than reading the whole book. …