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Healing and Deliverance


This is a list of books and resources that can help you with information on healing and deliverance. They are in no particular order. Or you can click here for it in a pdf format.


An Exorcist Tells His Story

Author: Fr. Gabriel Amorth 

Ignatius Press 

ISBN 0-89870-710-2 


Fr. Gabriel Amorth as the renowned Chief Exorcist of Rome, shares his experiences of doing battle with Satan. Talks about Exorcising Homes; The use of Water, Oil and Salt; Who can Expel Demons? The book includes the witness of victims, witchcraft, curses, things in the area of darkness that the modern world finds laughable.   According to Fr. Cantalamessa, we are called to be the "Prophetic Voice" in the Church.  If we do not help to lead people from the darkness to the light of Christ, to be healed and set free, then we will have failed.  Let us not be afraid to warn our people even if the world laughs!


Deadly Emotions: Understanding the Mind-Body-Spirit connection that can heal or destroy you

Author:  Don Colbert, M.D.

Thomas Nelson, Inc. Nashville, TE 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0-7852-8808-4


The author exposes the feelings and emotions that can have toxic effects on the body.  He focuses on four areas essential to emotional well being – truth, forgiveness, joy and peace and how to find true health – for your body, mind and spirit.



Deliverance From Evil Spirits: A Weapon for Spiritual Warfare

Authors:  Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR and Randall J. Cirner

Servant Books, Box 8617, Ann Arbor MI, 1980

ISBN: 0-89283-091-3


This book examines the ministry of deliverance.  The Authors explain the authoritative Christian teaching about spiritual warfare.  They explain a pastorally sound and effective weapon for dealing with evil spirits.


Deliverance from Evil Spirits: A Practical Manual

Author:  Francis MacNutt

Chosen Books, P. O.  Box 6287, Grand Rapids MI 49516-6287, 1995

ISBN10: 0-8007-9232-7



This is a practical manual written by one of the most experience practitioners of Christian healing and deliverance.


It covers:

  • Clearing away misconceptions about deliverance
  • The scriptural basis for deliverance
  • Curses and the power of false judgments
  • Preparation for deliverance ministry
  • Deliverance of places


An excellent, well balanced book on the subject of the existence and kinds of evil spirits. Covers the dangers of curses, discerning of spirits, how to pray for deliverance.



Healing as a Parish Ministry: Mending body, Mind and Spirit 

Authors:  Fr. Leo Thomas, OP and Jan Alkire

Byron Books, Box 51072, Seattle, WA 98115-1072, 2000

ISBN: 0-9679815-0-6


This book describes a model for collaboration between the clergy and the laity for parish based healing ministry.  It is a guide for integrating healing prayer into the mainstream of normal parish life.


Healing your Family Tree: A God designed solution for difficult problems

Author:  Fr. John H. Hampsch, C.F.M.

Queenship, P.O. Box 220, Goleta, CA 93116, 1989

ISBN: 1-57918-108-2


The author uses a question-and-answer format to guide the reader through a healing process to clean up sins, and illnesses passed down from past generations.  Fr. Hampsch describes it as a healing program that has proven to be one with astonishing power.



Author: Francis MacNutt

Creation House, Altamonte Springs, FL, 1988


Francis MacNutt was one of the first Catholics involved in the charismatic

renewal and in the practice of praying for healing.  This, his first book on

healing, covers the reality of miraculous healing and the basics of a

healing ministry.  Also included are four kinds of healing, 11 reasons why

people are not healed and the relationship of the sacraments to healing. (I

understand that there is an updated version of this book.)



Healing and Wholeness

Author: John A. Sanford

Paulist Press, N.Y., N.Y., 1977

ISBN: 0-8091-2044-5


John Sanford is an Episcopal priest who wrote about healing using many

sources.  He writes with the wisdom of working with many people over the

years and draws upon insights into healing from ancient Greek healing

mysteries, the wisdom of the American Indian and the healing emphasis in

early Christianity.  It is not a complete book on healing, but the reader

will find some insights that are helpful.


 Inner Healing

Author: Michael Scanlon, TOR

Paulist Press, N.Y., N.Y. 1974

ISBN: 0-8091-1846-7


This book particularly focuses on freeing the human spirit to free it from

inner sickness, sin and despair.  It suggests guidelines and attitudes that

ought to prevail in Christian Healing Ministry.   It includes how the

minister should proceed and what is his relationship to Jesus and to the

healing community.


Interview With An Exorcist

Author:  Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea

Ascension Press

ISBN 10: 1-932645-96-9  and ISBN 13: 978-1-932645-96-5


This is written in question and answer form. It is easy to read with an index that will lead you right to the questions you have and the answers. Fr. Fortea shares with us his many years of working as an exorcist.  Fr. Fortea is a priest of the Diocese of Alcala, Spain. This book is endorsed with a foreword by the Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, DD - Bishop of Fargo.  A handy book that should be in every Catholic home.



Overcome By The Spirit

Author:  Francis MacNutt

Chosen Books, P. O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287, 1990

ISBN: 0-8007-9170-3


The author explores the phenomenon he prefers to call “resting in the spirit”. He tackles every conceivable question and concern about this issue.  Christians seeking deeper understanding of this phenomenon will find biblically informed wisdom and sensitivity.  It includes practical advice to those in the healing ministry.


The Healing Light

Author: Agnes Sanford

Macalester Park Publishing Company, St.Paul, Minnesota, Revised Edition 1972


This book addressed the art and method of spiritual healing.  This is one of

the earliest books on healing and deals with how God works through us and different experiments in prayer.  She shares how God turns on the light of His creative energy through healing.  Agnes also deals with the healing of the emotions, the healing power of forgiveness, healing from a distance and the healing of the world.


 The Healing Gifts of the Spirit

Author: Agnes Sanford

J.B. Lippincott Company, N.Y., N.Y., 1966

ISBN: 0-397-1002604


This is a practical guide to spiritual healing written by a woman who was

cured of acute depression by a minister who believed in the healing power of

prayer.  This book was an early study into the gifts of the Spirit in

relationship to healing.  Agnes shares simple, easily practicable ways of

self help and gives step-by-step advice on how to help others.



The Power to Heal

Author:  Francis MacNutt

Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN 46556 1997

ISBN: 0-87793-133-X


This is a follow up book to the author’s classic book “Healing”.  It contains new insights and practical tips from the author own experiences.  An invaluable resource and guide for practitioners of healing prayer ministry.



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