Healing or Hurting
In 2011 Andrew Davies, a dental surgeon, had a brain stem stroke when he was just thirty-three years old. This left him with just a small flicker of movement in his right thumb and only limited speech. Physically there has been very little healing in the years since his stroke but in this book he reveals the healing that has taken place. He says he now has a life worth living but also one he enjoys.In Healing or Hurting, Andrew acknowledges that God can and does heal supernaturally but focuses on the ways in which God often sustains his children when he doesn’t remove the trial. His desire is that this book helps people to understand the potential harm the church can inadvertently cause to people who are suffering by only teaching about God’s desire to heal and neglecting the wish that He may want to provide and sustain. Andrew goes further and suggests lessons Christians could learn from the Apostle Paul’s prayer regarding his thorn in the flesh and details some ethical principles from his medical background by proposing how these could be adopted when praying for the sick.