5.0 out of 5 starsEmpowering, encouraging, inspiring, motivation!!!
May 8, 2018
Every once in a while a book comes around that just makes your heart burn. Eyewitness to Miracles is one of those books! I cannot say enough good things about it!!! Testimony after testimony will leave you hungry for more of God. It will raise your faith to a new level and impart a hunger within for more. Even skeptics will find it hard to deny these well laid out facts. Each testimony Randy Clark shares undeniably points to the supernatural. Jesus still heals today!!! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever and what he did for one he can do for another! This book empowers the " little ole me's" to reach for the more. His power is made available to every believer! Eyewitness to Miracles truly is an invitation to experience the supernatural in your own life. I believe it will not only challenge but empower each reader to participate in what seems impossible to become very possible.
The subtitle says it all:Watching the Gospel Come to Life.Most of my life I have heard people say, "I will believe it when I see it."I also remember the Argentine revivalist, Omar Cabrera say to me, "I put on billboards in the city, 'Come and see it, then believe it.'"This was in reference to his healing meetings.With this in mind, I made many of the stories available to watch by supplying in the footnote the URL to go watch the stories recorded in the book.It is one thing to tell the story, it is another to watch the person demonstrating their healing.
After laying out many healings in the first part of the book I wanted to explain how the Western culture became so skeptical of miracles, healings, signs and wonders.I wanted to show how enlightenment philosophy affected historiography and in turn theology and biblical studies. I also wanted the reader to realize the change post-modernity brought to belief in the supernatural and/or the paranormal.One chapter dealt with my doctoral thesis that was written to verify healings of people who had lost range of motion and/or were in chronic pain from surgeries where metal was implanted into the body. This was a study conducted on five continents involving almost 1,000 people.As a result of the study, the placebo effect was addressed and proven it could not account for the healings.In addition, I wanted to find out if there were any variables that made the probability of receiving healing more probable. I discovered there were and recorded them. In summary, the first half of the book is testimonies of healings which can be read, and many of them watched; the second half, an analysis of the causes of prejudice against the miraculous in the 16-20th centuries, and the opening up to the miraculous in the 21st century.