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Lord, Why am I Ill?: Why Christians Fall Ill - and How All Illness Can be Healed [Paperback]

Tom Harrison
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Rickfords Hill Publishing Ltd (1 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905044046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905044047
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,714,612 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging & Stimulating 12 Jun 2013
This book asserts that all physical sickness has an entirely moral (internal) cause. It relates about 200 common complaints to appropriate scriptures.

Whilst not many will be prepared to go the full way on this, the book serves as a useful guide on self-examination.

The book is beautifully produced, very durable, well written and costs about 1/3 of the price you would expect for a book of this quality.

Controversial, and recommended for the discerning reader.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very challenging thesis 28 April 2012
By Granni
I have been studying the connection between dis-ease(illness) and sin, both personal and generational. This book was dropped into my hands just in the midst of contemplating such things. I found it extremely challenging and very refreshing. The author uses many scriptures in a most persuasive and instructive way. So, I am experimenting. And I am finding there is much truth in this. It seems to me Christians are on the nutrition bandwagon and well-read in the self-help trends so strong in our culture these days. My conclusion? We who want to be healing Christians and healing churches must also be confessing Christians and confessing churches. To the author, I salute you for bravery and your careful study and simple conclusions.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Doctrinal Error on Nearly Every Page 27 Mar 2010
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When I ordered this book I was really hopeful that someone had got to grips with the subject of biblical healing. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. As much as I'd like to say otherwise, the facts are that this book has doctrinal error on practically every page.

For example, the author claims that all sickness is caused by an individual's personal sin, which isn't true because sickness came on Job and it was nothing to do with sin. Job was a righteous man (Job 1:1). Also in John 9:1-3 when the disciples questioned whether the blind man was born blind because of his sin or his parents' sin - Jesus plainly answered that he wasn't blind because of either his sin or his parents' sin: thus, his blindness could not have been because of personal sin.

In the Bible we are told that Peter's mother-in-law was sick of a fever, now if it had been because of personal sin, the only way we deal with sin is by repenting of it. However, there is no evidence that Peter's mother-in-law repented of sin, instead, Jesus just went up to her and healed her. Thus proving her fever could not have been because of personal sin.

Another area where the author is mistaken is in his interpretation of Deut 28, he assumes that God's promises to Israel are applicable to the church. But this isn't always the case. Some of the promises God gives in the Old Testament are specifically for Israel and not for the church. For example, in the Old Testament God promises to keep Israel from enemy attack as long as they serve the true and living God (Deut 6:18-19). However, the church gets no such promise, instead the opposite is true - all who live godly will suffer persecution (2 Tim 3:12).
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1.0 out of 5 stars This book is awful 28 Mar 2011
By HKav
This book's basic premise is that if you are ill it is because of some sin you have committed. It then goes through a list of illness', which the author has a very limited understanding of, and attributes a specific sin to an illness. If you confess this sin then healing will occur. This is unbiblical, you only have to look at what Jesus says in John Chapter 9 about neither the blind man or his father sinning. This is, in my opinion, a heretical book and I can't belive it's been published! If I could give it zero stars, I would. Read something else like CS Lewis' 'Problem of Pain' if you want to explore the theme of suffering, Harrison creates an easy fix solution which isn't based in reality or Christianity - don't waste your money.
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