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When Christ Touches Our Deepest Need  

by Flora Slosson Wuellner
Healing & Wholeness

Stress, pain, grief…

Do you need a miracle? They still happen, says Wuellner, a wise spiritual director, counselor and healer. She's a witness to their power and mystery.

"Fifty years ago, as a young pastor, I probably would've denied it," she writes. "But over the years I have become humbler, listening and observing more. Yes, acts of wonder still occur surprisingly often in the physical world. …God works closely in, with and through us as every atom, each cell, every thought and action open to reveal God's love."

Televangelists have sullied them, but the mystery of miracles fit into the biblical and theological framework of today. Rediscover their wonder and power.

Focusing on seven of Jesus' miracles, Wuellner invites you to consider:

  • What does this story tell me about God and how God feels for me?
  • How can this story help me with my problem?

Wuellner explores the many ways God's generous goodness and mercy are available to each of us. For anyone facing illness or a life crisis, Miracle opens the depths of spiritual richness for living a full life in spite of it all.

Each chapter ends with a guided meditation.

In these stories and meditations, you'll discover Christ's power to touch your intense hurts. Christ can transform them into a life of miracles.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-9963-5
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 7.5000 x 5.2500

Flora Slosson Wuellner, a retired ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, is well known throughout the United States and Europe for her writings and retreat leadership that focus on the inner healing that God freely offers through Christ. She has been involved in the specialized ministry of spiritual renewal for over 40 years and has written 14 books on inner healing and renewal. Educated at the University of Michigan and at Chicago Theological Seminary, Wuellner has served pastorates in Wyoming, Idaho, and Illinois. She currently lives in Fair Oaks, California.


Using pivotal and familiar Gospel stories of healing, Flora Wuellner has brought the miracles of Jesus' ministry into our personal lives. With sound scripture study and a fresh approach to what it means to be healed, "miracle" is a gift for us all.
--Jane E. Vennard, Author of "Praying with Body and Soul: A way to Intimacy with God
Senior adjunct faculty of prayer and spirituality, Iliff School of Theology

"Flora Wuellner has written a splendid book that not only makes the Gospel 'stories of wonder' glow with light but also helps us invite wonder into our 21st-century souls. The social dimension of suffering, so often neglected in healing ministry, is woven into wise, gentle, and challenging meditations that speak directly to hearts that are wounded, lonely, afraid, despairing, or shamed. Miracle is a beautiful gift to all believers!"
— Tilda Norberg
United Methodist minister, founder of Gestalt Pastoral Care and author

"Anchored by decades of pastoral experience and deepened by the experience of personal loss, this book provides a straightforward and compassionate means by which the stories of Christ’s miracles can enter anybody’s life with power and honest comfort."
— Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
Episcopal priest, author and founder of the Geranium Farm, Down-to-Earth Support for Living

"Once again, Flora Wuellner has written a book of great spiritual insight and depth. This book affirms that Christ is still alive in our lives and responds to our deepest hurts and pain. Through scriptural reflections and meditative prayer, Wuellner shows us that God is still working in our lives and that we can be renewed and restored to the healing and wholeness God imagines for us."
Bruce G. Epperly
Professor of practical theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary

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