The Reluctant Healer by Andrew Himmel

This is kind of a hard book to describe. Will was a lawyer who meets a woman who is in to faith healing. She convinces him that he has an ability to heal some people with his energy. Will is reluctant to believe this and then there are many twists and turns. I enjoyed this story but not sure how I feel about this type of healing but have seen stranger things in the world so I hope that there are people who can do this. I received a copy of this book from Smith Publicity for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this a four out of five stars.


The Reluctant Healer
tells the story of a young attorney who is torn between his life-long skepticism of alternative views and the unexpected evidence that he has the spiritual ability to heal others. Will, a logical, left-brained New York City lawyer, leads a cautious, conventional life.   But when he meets Erica, a beautiful, unkempt and intense energy healer, he becomes troubled not only by her unorthodox endeavors, but also by the limitations of his own existence. Amidst this turmoil, Will is startled to discover that he may possess metaphysical gifts of healing that confront the narrow doctrines of his regulated life.


Will is a realistic character with imperfections, a sense of humor, and skepticism of the supernatural. Even as he questions much of the spiritual world, he struggles internally with phenomena that challenge both his sense of self and his orderly perspective.  Will’s love for Erica, the exposure to her world, and his newfound powers place his life in a state of uncertainty, teetering between disruption and liberation.

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