Healing Hope for Bruised Souls
Release Date: 2005, revised 2023
Dr. Webb designed this church training manual as a comprehensive educational tool for training healing teams raised up in church congregations to help individuals and families struggling with alcohol and other drug misuse, sex and gambling addictions, depression, anxiety and trauma. Bible studies and evidence-based clinical interventions are included. Prepared in a three ring binder for special orders.
"Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord."(James 5:14)
According to medical research compiled by the National Institute for Health Research, those who are religious or who pray have a better chance for recovery and remission from disease. Mental, emotional, and addiction problems cause about fifty percent of physical diseases and injuries. The Affordable Health Care Act calls for parity for mental health and addiction treatment no matter how many relapses need to be treated. Christian faith communities can play a leading role in intervening, finding treatment options, and caring appropriately for all family members who have been afflicted with these diseases and their behavioral manifestations.
This manual serves to educate and train parish healing ministry teams. It is divided into two sections. The first section, EDUCATION, RECOGNITION, AND REFERRALS, provides clergy and lay leadership with helpful questionnaires and tools for assessing chemical dependencies, other addictions, abuse issues, eating disorders, trauma, and depression. The second section, SUPPORT FOR THE HEALING PROCESS, defines the process of loving interventions and steps in the healing or recovery process.