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Ted Brooks, a former Word of Faith/Charismatic pastor, tackles the traditions of his own former Charismatic identity and his training within those circles in this very revealing testimony.
For many years, the Evangelical arm of the Church has been challenging the doctrines and extremes of the Charismatics with very little response. There remained a need for former Charismatic ministers and participants to challenge the extremes found within the Toronto Blessing, Brownsville Revival, and other extra-biblical beliefs found within Charimatic circles.
I Was a Flakey Preacher was written to help people discern these extremes.
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Ted Brooks is an author of several self-published books that address need for more discernment in Charismatic circles. He is pastor of Victory Life Church, in Westlock, Alberta, Canada, which is the same core of Christians that were with him during his flakey years. Together they have developed a ministry complete with resources, books, audio tapes, video tapes, an internet site and discernment seminars to address the doctrines of their past alignments. Ted Brooks speaks and sings at churches and discernment conferences and is available for print or broadcast interviewsReview:
As a former Charismatic/Word of Faith pastor, Ted Brooks has an inside view of how Charismatic doctrine can adversely effect a Christians life. While many Evangelical ministries take on the task of discerning Charismatic extremes and challenging their erroneous theology, the Evangelicals seem to lack a true understanding of what really goes on within the mind of a Charismatic minister. This is where Ted Brooks reveals his personal knowledge of how Charismatic leaders are trained to expect certain manifestations without even considering their biblical validity.
I Was a Flakey Preacher is often mistaken for a biography, but the contents beyond chapter one, reveal that it is a very readable book about the many doctrines which are associated with the Charismatic mindset. The book also exposes many of the key Bible verses which are constantly used to substantiate the wild manifestations often seen in Charismatic meetings.
One of the main ideas, which is put forth in this book, is that the truth found within the teachings and earthly ministry of Christ, are one of the most challenging concepts that Ted Brooks had to face up to and deal with in his journey out of error.
The other concept, which shook his Charismatic belief system to the core, was the fact that the Bible contained tremendous amounts of information regarding false teachings, false prophets, and false christs. This reoccurring theme comes through loud and clear throughout his book. He obviously was challenged strongly by his own personal Bible study of the word, false, early on in his quest for truth.
Based on feedback from many readers, this book is portrayed as a very readable work and according to those who have written to the author, contains material that is both revealing and thought provoking. -- Publisher Comments
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Book Description Guardian Books, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1894169794
Book Description Guardian Books, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111894169794