Five Smooth Stones: Our Power To Heal Without Medicine Through The Science Of Prayer
Johnson, Janis Hunt. Five Smooth Stones: Our Power To Heal Without Medicine Through The Science Of Prayer. Self-published, 2008.
Johnson’s book expounds on the ‘science of prayer’—based on her own journey of discovery and framed by her Christian Science faith. She begins with a metaphorical understanding of the five smooth stones of the biblical David, illustrating the power of the “right weapon” (12) to defeat our Goliath challenges. She then divides her book into seven chapters, each exploring one of Mary Baker Eddy’s seven synonymous terms for God: Mind, Principle, Spirit, Truth, Life, Love, and Soul. Each synonym represents a scientific law (weapon) effectively defeating any challenge that confronts the reader and bringing healing. The chapter on Mind focuses on newness and innovation; Principle on foundation; Spirit on binding the whole; Truth on the power to transform; Life on testing what is genuine; Love as the final crowning point; and Soul on wholeness, fulfillment, and unbroken unity. Each chapter is infused with Bible passages, as well as a methodology for prayer, inspirational quotes, a list of attributes associated with the synonym, and a few blank pages for notes and prayers. Ultimately, Johnson sees that her readers need just one smooth, well used and polished, stone in a crisis—one good idea to bring about healing.
ISBN-13 (Softcover): 978-0894110191