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I Was Wrong: The Untold Story of the Shocking Journey from Ptl Power to Prison and Beyond epub ebook

by Jim Bakker

I Was Wrong: The Untold Story of the Shocking Journey from Ptl Power to Prison and Beyond epub ebook

Author: Jim Bakker
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc; First Edition edition (October 1, 1996)
Pages: 647 pages
ISBN: 0785274251
ISBN13: 978-0785274254
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 350
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Bakker is a man whom I vaguely remember, as I was young when his scandals happened and the PTL . My perception of Jim Bakker has been transformed through the reading of this excellent book. When I bought it, it was mostly due to the curiosity factor

Bakker is a man whom I vaguely remember, as I was young when his scandals happened and the PTL ministry fell from grace with him. In reading this book I was unsure what to expect but I am always fascinated with people who once "had it all" only to lose it all and end up in prison. When I bought it, it was mostly due to the curiosity factor. What did he think he was wrong about? It might be interesting. I once thought of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker as a couple of clowns, buffoons that Satan used to smear mud all over the name of Christ. Today, I see a broken man, a modern day Job.

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She was also known for her frequent appearances on The Howard Stern Show throughout the late 1980s and into the 2000s. I Was Wrong: The Untold Story of the Shocking Journey from PTL Power to Prison and Beyond. p. 512. ISBN 978-0-7852-7136-9.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for I Was Wrong: The Untold Story of. .As a 48-year-old man sentenced to 45 years in prison on charges related to his PTL/Heritage USA ministry, Jim Bakker was effectively handed a death sentence

As a 48-year-old man sentenced to 45 years in prison on charges related to his PTL/Heritage USA ministry, Jim Bakker was effectively handed a death sentence. Decimated by prison, he had to face the desertion of his wife, the loss of his ministry and savings, his dignity and his reputation.

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Which gets me around to Jim Bakker. This was back in the mid-1970s to the late-‘80s, which is getting to be 35 years ago, so I suppose a lot of people these days know little or nothing about him. He was a very big deal back then. I went from there to a memoir Jim wrote just after he got out of prison called I Was Wrong: The Untold Story of the Shocking Journey from PTL’s Power to Prison and Beyond (Thomas Nelson, 1997). Then it was Jim’s book written with the help of Ken Abraham, The Refuge: A Look into the Future and the Power of Living in a Christian Community (Thomas Nelson, 2000).

The former televangelist and head of PTL describes his fall from power, the hostile takeover of PTL, his time served in prison for defrauding his followers, the breakup of his marriage, and his renewed faith in God
Reviews (7)
Endieyab
A fascinating account! Bakker is a man whom I vaguely remember, as I was young when his scandals happened and the PTL ministry fell from grace with him. In reading this book I was unsure what to expect but I am always fascinated with people who once "had it all" only to lose it all and end up in prison. Bakker went from being so prestigous as to be welcomed aboard Air Force One with Presidents to being told exactly where to stand on cheap prison carpet, a total opposite from the way he was used to being treated! His account of life inside prison walls is detailed and fascinating, and the pain of prisoners separated from their families is described in amazingly detailed words that make you feel for both the prisoner and their family. I do believe that Bakker was unfairly punished and handed a very excessive sentence as I don't think nonviolent offenders belong in prisons, only violent ones belong there separated from the rest of us in the name of public safety. His account of his appeal and re-sentencing is a fascinating legal read. The tale of his former friends turning against him and ultimately his wife of three decades abandoning him and his turning to God in his greatest time of sorrow is enlightening to read, as is his eventual realization that in his PTL/wealth-chasing days he never really understood God or His word, only in prison was he drawn closer to God. While I am not a religious person I found his account very fascinating to read. Detailed writings about the day to day life of a prisoner were very interesting as well. A great read whether or not you are interested in Jim Bakker and the PTL scandal or not. It is a fascinating account of a man who had it all and lost it all and still turned to God in the end.

Ynneig
I wasn't a fan of Jim Bakker before - for no other reason than I worked and didn't catch his program. But I am a fan now.
He is forthright and humble - unafraid to admit when he was wrong. Unbelievably, his last trial in his journey to freedom proved beyond a shadow of a doubt he was innocent of any wrong-doing. He was wrongfully imprisoned. At that time, he had enormous plans to expand Heritage USA and provide for his donors everything he had promised. Fellow ministers took him down. How sad is that?

Thabel
A must read for Christians and non-Christians alike. Whatever your "opinion" of Jim Baker was or is I encourage you to read this very candid book and the back-up book entitled "Miscarriage of Justice?" By James Albert. They expose the puppetry of the American Media ; Court & Prision systems like what continues to be exposed in this controversial Election Year ... Get informed with bare brass truths on various levels and ask yourself: "WHAT IS TRUTH" ... Shocking documented evidences give the "TRUE" verdict!

Welahza
I am not the target audience for this book. During the time that Jim Bakker and Jessica Hahn were in the news, I attended a non-denominational church most like the Baptists. My only familiarity with Jim Bakker and his programming is what little I saw in excerpts over the years, which really wasn't much. Now I attend an Orthodox Presbyterian church. Doctrinally, it was always my assessment that Jim Bakker was wrong. I didn't need to read his confession to hear that. In fact, if we were to get into many of the doctrinal issues, I would probably still disagree with Bakker on a number of issues.
Had I not gotten my cheap copy used here on Amazon, I likely never would have read it. I am SO glad I did. On all the IMPORTANT matters, we agree. This book was tremendous. It was so encouraging to read about how God provided for Bakker and worked in his life, giving him encouragement when he needed it and direction in how to go on. The story that especially comes to mind is when he was in prison after his mental breakdown, when he was ready to just give up on everything and die, and a guard risked his career to remind him, "Jesus loves you."
Bakker's discussion of forgiveness and what is necessary to do it was wonderful. It helped me finally forgive some people who hurt me many years ago in totally different ways. If anybody knows how to forgive, it is Jim Bakker. He's had to forgive a huge number of people.
His humility in writing this book and confessing his own failures and weaknesses was refreshing. Many Christian leaders become full of themselves and what they've accomplished, unfortunately, and it is not at all unusual for many people to refuse to admit, at least to others, that they were wrong. Bakker never had to write this book. It probably reopened a number of old wounds that he'd rather leave alone. But he did, and I would imagine that the majority of his readers are glad that he did.
My perception of Jim Bakker has been transformed through the reading of this excellent book. When I bought it, it was mostly due to the curiosity factor. What did he think he was wrong about? It might be interesting.
I once thought of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker as a couple of clowns, buffoons that Satan used to smear mud all over the name of Christ. Today, I see a broken man, a modern day Job. In this present day and age, there is no one in the Christian community I can think of who went through as much as he did. Did he bring it on himself? To an extent, yes he did. He chose to procede with an affair with Jessica Hahn. But Bakker knows that. Did he deserve to lose everything -- his personal posessions, his reputation, his word (in the failure of PTL, though not something he intentionally did), his marriage? No. But God had a plan. He uses everything for the good of those who love him, and he never forgot Jim Bakker.
This book is an encouragement and something most of us can learn from. As I said, it is such a tremendous book, that it is worth reading, no matter what you once thought of Jim Bakker, before the headlines and the demise of PTL. My only disappointment is that I bought the abbreviated paperback. I can't help but wonder if the parts that were excluded were also well worth a read!

Nuliax
I watched Jim and Tammy Bakker in the early years (1970's) and then not so much until recently as problems in my life consumed me.
I had heard the rumers but wanted to know for myself what really happened. This book tells the good the bad and the ugly, so to speak. It tells of God's faithfulness even when we mess up and even through unjust circumstances.. You'll cry and laugh get upset and then amazed...you won't quiit reading until you're completely through the whole book. It's great!

Nicearad
Very interesting look at the life of a Christian in prison in the U.S. Jim Bakker wrote a painfully honest, revealing book about his life behind bars, and my heart goes out to those who are incarcerated for their faith--or for any reason. If you're a Christian who's interested in the prison ministry, you'll probably find this a good, motivating book.

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