Wednesday, April 03, 2013

He'll Never Walk Again

Several months ago, I had the opportunity to submit a true story for consideration in this new book, I Believe in Healing: Real Stories from the Bible and Today.” My parents were told I would never walk again.
 Photos courtesy of Immunization Action Coalition
"He'll Never Walk Again" - Page 124 - is included in the book, and concerns events surrounding my third birthday when I contracted the dreaded disease of Polio. Of course, this was a traumatic chapter in my young life. Evangelist Billy Graham played a key role in my story and that of a brother and sister who had Polio at the same time. Today, none of us has any lasting effects. You can read our story in this new book.
About the Authors
 
Cecil Murphey | Atlanta, GA

Cecil Murphey has collaborated on a number of bestselling books, including 90 Minutes in Heaven and Heaven Is Real with Don Piper, Touchdown Alexander with Shaun Alexander and Rebel with a Cause with Franklin Graham. He is a recipient of the Gold Medallion Award, two-time recipient of the Silver Angel Award for Excellence in Media, and the inaugural recipient in 2007 of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Murphey is the author of I Choose to Stay, The Immortality of Influence and When God Turned Off the Lights. He writes a weekly devotional for Crosswalk.com.

 Twila Belk | Davenport, IA

Twila Belk works full time with veteran author Cecil Murphey as his manager, personal assistant, PR person and event coordinator. She coauthored (with Murphey) Because You Care: Spiritual Encouragement for Caregivers and Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware.

About This New Book , Published by Regal

"I Believe in Healing: Real Stories from the Bible and Today"

When a loved one is injured or ill, what do Christians do? They pray, expecting God to intervene with a miracle of healing. They pray not only because the Bible says to do so, but also because God has shown Himself faithful to heal throughout history and even today. I Believe in Healing is a one-of-a-kind collection of true stories that demonstrate God’s healing power. Readers will find dozens of biblical, historical and present-day accounts of physical and emotional healings, written in Cecil Murphey’s heart-warming, uplifting style that made 90 Minutes in Heaven a New York Times bestseller. Anyone who needs a touch from God for themselves or a loved one will find encouragement and inspiration in these pages.
Released March 3, 2013.

10 comments:

Linda Glaz said...

Wow! Max, this photo reminded me of my dad. He had a kids' program here in MI in the 50s where he did a Capt. Kangaroo type show. He was dressed in coveralls, a big beard and floppy hat. I still meet folks today who knew Uncle Glen, but the photo reminded me of his many trips to the hospital to visit the kids in iron lungs. I still have some of those photos. He'd come in and still be crying. The photos never really touched me until I was a mom, myself, and realized the impact of those photos. Thank you so much for sharing and sharing God's hand on your life. Blessings, my friend.

max said...

Interesting, Linda. Did your dad, by any chance, live in or near Muskegon? We lived in Wolf Lake and the three of us were in the hospital in Muskegon. The Muskegon area was particularly hard hit.

Normandie Ward Fischer said...

Max, what a wonderful testimony. God is so good!

Deborah Dee Harper said...

Oh Max, what a wonderful story of God's healing! I agree with Linda--those pictures are gut-wrenching.

Blessings,
Deb

max said...

Thank you Normandie.

max said...

Appreciate the comment Deb.

Cec Murphey said...

Max, I'm delighted you were part of our book, I Believe in Healing. Your story impressed and touched me. And now that I see the pictures, I'm even more impressed by your healing story.

Thank you.

Cec Murphey

max said...

Cec, it's an honor to be included in such an important book. I look forward to reading the other stories soon. Your opening story about Shirley and the accident, which I read on Amazon, is also quite compelling.

Carolyn Boyles said...

My husband has an uncle who is in a wheelchair because he had polio as a young child. Unless you or your family are touched by polio, it's something you don't think about, one of those horrible things you hear about (like bedbugs in this country used to be), but file away in your brain as knowledge you don't need.

max said...

That's so true, Carolyn. Thank you for your comment.