The Call to Wholeness: Health as a Spiritual Journey

With a New Introduction and Resources

By Kenneth L. Bakken

The Call to Wholeness: Health as a Spiritual Journey

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  • ISBN: 9781606089118
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
Web Price: $14.40

The Call to Wholeness: Health as a Spiritual Journey

With a New Introduction and Resources

By Kenneth L. Bakken

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606089118
  • Pages: 128
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40

About-

We all encounter times of physical illness as well as of emotional, psychological, and spiritual distress and pain. We are all in need of healing-in every aspect of life.

In this important new book, a physician specializing in preventive medicine integrates learnings from both science and religion to present a holistic approach to well being that is rooted in a new understanding of Christian principles-an approach that has already proven effective in countless lives. Using examples of people who have been healed, Dr. Bakken shows how stress (fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, depression, loneliness, and unforgiveness) contributes to disease, and how spiritual growth ("perfect love casts out fear") promotes health, healing, and wholeness.

Both practical and inspiring, The Call to Wholeness is at once a convincing synthesis of several disciplines and an authentic witness to the healing power of Jesus Christ. It demonstrates that God is the author, renewer, and sustainer of all life, and the ultimate source of all healing. It challenges individuals, the Church, and the medical establishment to expand their view of reality in the context of a Christ-centered spirituality that can bring true and lasting wholeness to each and all of us.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The finest attempt to bring all aspects of healing together that I know is St. Luke Health Ministries. The author, one of its founders, gives many examples drawn from his experience to share with the reader the transforming power of this total approach to the human being."
-Morton Kelsey

Contributors-

Kenneth L. Bakken

Bio(s)-

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Bakken is a physician, public health scientist, and ordained pastor in the Lutheran tradition. He is founder and president of HealthVision International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the healing ministry in the church catholic. Dr. Bakken is medical director of the Fibromyalgia Syndrome treatment program at Bayview Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and consultant for Theosis, an ecumenical program dedicated to the health and wellness of clergy and leaders in church and society. He is an internationally recognized author, educator, lecturer, and retreat leader.

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