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Whether it’s fearful side hugs on one side or sexual abuse on the other, both the culture and the church aren’t doing very well with touch. Singles are staying single longer, dating is wrought with angst over purity, and marriages struggle to not interpret all forms of touch as sexual. Even the Bible seems to have endless rules about not touching things. There is simply no place where touch doesn’t seem threatened or threatening. But a curious thing happens when Jesus comes into his ministry: He touches. Jesus touches the sick and the outcast, the bleeding and the unclean. What could it mean for families, singles, marriages, churches, communities, and the world to have healthy, pure, faithful, ministering touch? Somewhere in the mess of our assumptions and fears about touch, there is something beautiful and good and God-given. As Jesus can show us, there is ministry in touching.

©2020 Lore Ferguson Wilbert (P)2020 B&H Publishing Group

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  • 15-10-2020

It's so good to hear this perspective on touch!

I am one who grew up with very little positive touch in my life. I am now a pastor who is learning about, and growing in the power of positive touch. I am aware that many people who have been touched wrongly would like to eliminate touch as the solution, but this does not resonate with me at all. I believe instead that we should "Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good "!

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  • 05-10-2020

A Helpful, Humble, Hopeful Book

In a world where touch is misused and neglected, Lore offers a wise and redemptive approach.

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  • 31-08-2020

Eye-opening!

Wonderfully thoughtful and compelling book on the importance of touch in almost every area of life, particularly as we seek to apprehend Christ’s love ourselves, and minister his love to those around us.

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