IN PURSUIT OF WHOLENESS:
Experiencing God's Salvation for the Total Person
ORDER a copy of Dr. Graves' inspiring book: In Pursuit of Wholeness.
Explore the meaning and benefits of salvation as you experience the fullness and wholeness of God's love and grace in your life-today.
God wants to rescue you from the things that diminish or destroy your spirit, mind, body, relationships, and other aspects of your humanity. Jesus came to offer salvation and healing to the total person-to restore broken individuals to a place of wholeness and well-being.
He [God] chose me [Jesus] to tell the Good News to poor people…to proclaim freedom to captives…to help blind people see again…to lift up broken-hearted people…(Luke 4:18 PEB).
In Pursuit of Wholeness presents definitive steps to receiving personal transformation through the gift of salvation and its relationship to wholeness for the entire person. The book will inspire you, encourage your faith, and introduce you to the world of supernatural Christianity in a way that is biblically sound and practically relevant.
Several comprehensively covered topics include:
• The anointing of the Holy Spirit.
• Spiritual antidotes for anxiety.
• Today's miracles.
• A balanced perspective of physical healing.
• The discipline of prayer, as well as many others.
You are invited to interactively participate at the end of each chapter through prayers, discussion questions, a chapter summary, and practical applications and activities related to each exciting chapter.
From the Foreword
"I strongly commend Dr. Graves for this excellent work and for his continued dedication to the practical application of God's Word in the power of the Holy Spirit. In Pursuit of Wholeness will help countless people to experience the fullness of God's salvation for the total person. I pray that the book blesses your life and that you will never be the same again."
Charles E. Blake, Sr.
Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ
Pastor, West Angeles Church of God in Christ
Los Angeles, California
"Wilfred Graves, Jr. is a trusted and proven servant, with a distinct heart of wisdom and grace for helping people needing Christ's liberating touch to heal every aspect of our lives. In this helpful book, Dr. Graves presents simple, yet illuminating, strategies for clear and definite steps to wholeness in Christ and personal transformation. This book will change your life if you take its principles to heart."
Jack W. Hayford
Chancellor, The King's University
Founding Pastor, The Church On The Way
Los Angeles, California
"Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. is a great thinker and wonderful teacher. He communicates truth in ways that are both profound and easy to understand. People from all walks of life will find peace, wholeness, and personal transformation in the pages of this phenomenal volume. This is one book that you will want to read from cover to cover."
Cookie Johnson, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Author, Believing in Magic: My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, and Keeping the Faith
Secretary, Magic Johnson Foundation Board of Directors
"I heartily endorse Dr. Graves' encouraging - and life-changing - teaching that God wants not just to heal physical sickness, but wants to heal the brokenness of our lives while on earth. There is hardly a day that goes by when I don't see it usually happening in someone's life."
Francis MacNutt, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Christian Healing Ministries, Inc.
"Some people think that "salvation" means being born again and going to heaven. Yes, that is true, but when you read In Pursuit of Wholeness you will discover that salvation is much, much more. Wilfred Graves takes you on a journey that will enrich your life here on earth as well as prepare you some day for heaven. You need this book to fulfill the wonderful destiny that God has for your life."
C. Peter Wagner
Apostolic Ambassador, Global Spheres, Inc.
In Pursuit of Wholeness: Experiencing God's Salvation for the Total Person is about God's loving desire to bring healing and restoration to the broken areas of our lives. As the Savior of humankind, the Lord Jesus Christ can rescue us from the things that diminish or destroy us in our spirits, minds, bodies, relationships, and other aspects of our humanity. Readers will gain an understanding of the theological foundations of salvation and learn how to apply biblical truth to effect spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.
Chapter 1 addresses the problem of human sin. Sin separates us from God and leads to brokenness in every area of life. Because of the fall of Adam and Eve into sin, creation suffers from deterioration, futility, and decomposition. We also face illnesses, pain, calamities, and death because of the entry of sin into the world. God's remedy for sin and its effects is the salvation which he now offers through Jesus Christ, his Son.
The next six chapters of the book explore Jesus' mission of salvation-a mission to bring wholeness to hurting humanity. The Savior forgave sins, healed broken hearts, restored physical health, defeated dark forces, and worked many miracles. His death on the cross redeemed us from eternal separation from the Father and secured for us a host of spiritual blessings, benefits, and resources.
When the Lord returned to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to enable the church to continue his ministry until the Second Coming. The church now proclaims the good news that Jesus Christ is the source of salvation for the total person. Available to the church are various spiritual gifts that confirm her message and make her more effective in serving people. Gifts of healings, for example, manifest the love of God and reveal his power to restore broken bodies, souls, and spirits.
Chapters 8 and 9 present practical steps to wholeness. We must appropriate God's provisions for individual well-being through prayer and personal consecration. We also must discipline ourselves to engage in practices that we know to be spiritually, emotionally, and physically healthy. Chapter 10 is a case study to help readers apply the concepts found in the first nine chapters of the book. In Pursuit of Wholeness concludes with two appendices, each containing additional material that readers will find both helpful and encouraging.
COMMENTS FROM BISHOP CHARLES E. BLAKE SR.
In this video clip, Bishop Charles Blake introduces In Pursuit of Wholeness by Dr. Wilfred Graves.
COMMENTS FROM DR. WILFRED GRAVES JR.
In this video clip, Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. discusses In Pursuit of Wholeness on a Sunday morning.