John Wimber: The Way It Was
by Carol Wimber
This is Carol Wimber's account of the life of her husband, John Wimber, an evangelist and founder of the Association of Vineyard Churches. It describes how he was formerly a musician with The Righteous Brothers, the near breakup of his marriage to Carol and his battle with cancer in the 1990s.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Hodder & Stoughton
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This came highly recommended by my good friend. I have to say that it is not well written as Carol is not a very good writer. But, it is an important book to read to get a perspective on the Vineyard movement. I found it to be a bit depressing in the end. My favorite part though is where she quotes John saying "this is the menu not the meal. You read the menu to figure out the meal."
I have heard so much about John Wimber that I wanted to read this book ,but it was written so terribly that I could not get through the first chapter. My husband said that it did get better (which is why i gave it two stars instead of one), but I found the first chapter to be just awful. Its very unfortunate because I am interested in reading about his life. His wife should have allowed someone else to write, while she detailed and made sure what was written was accurate, rather than doing it he...more