Shelfari edited the description of A Touch of Hope Wednesday, September 9, 2009.
This true story of an ordinary man with the extraordinary power to heal is "a must read" (Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul )-and includes illustrated exercises to help readers share the power. In 1972, a young man named Dean Kraft discovered his ability to heal with his hands. He was mystified by his own power-but he knew that, whatever its origin, it had to be used to help others. Since that time, he has practiced what is known as "laying on of hands"-first on family and friends, and later on an expanding client list including artists, medical professionals, and celebrities. His abilities have been tested by scientific experiments at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and the Science Unlimited Research Foundation-and in one fascinating study, in 1975, he was repeatedly able to kill deadly cancer cells, sealed in glass flasks...simply by holding the flasks in his hands. Now, with explicit instructions and line drawings, he reveals how others can practice hands-on healing-in the hope that suffering will be eased and lives will be renewed, in that remarkable place where science and miracles meet. "Tales of celebrity treatments...add sparkle to Kraft's story, but more compelling are the stories of ordinary folk pulled back from the brink of death." - Publishers Weekly