I Was Wrong

I Was Wrong

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by Jim Bakker
     
 

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The loss of Jim Bakker's empire, his money, his home, and his reputation in the two years leading up to his imprisonment in 1989 was only the beginning. In prison, he was to lose even more - his freedom, his sanity, his dignity, his confidence in his faith, and eventually even his wife. Inmate 07407-058, one-time confidant to presidents, had hit bottom. Jim Bakker was…  See more details below

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The loss of Jim Bakker's empire, his money, his home, and his reputation in the two years leading up to his imprisonment in 1989 was only the beginning. In prison, he was to lose even more - his freedom, his sanity, his dignity, his confidence in his faith, and eventually even his wife. Inmate 07407-058, one-time confidant to presidents, had hit bottom. Jim Bakker was wrong about many things. Exactly what they were and how he came to confess them will surprise and inspire you. This is his story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785271369
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
506,241
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Bakker is a living example of the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. He has come forth from prison to a new life and compassion for lost and hurting people. Jim is now speaking at conferences and churches and working in inner-city Los Angeles assisting his son's ministry. He has spent much of his time since prison working in the inner-city ghettos, reaching out to drug addicts and the homeless, and teaching them in Bible classes.

In 1998, while working at the Dream Center in Los Angeles, Jim met and married Lori Graham. Today, they are working as a team, ministering to hurting people wherever they go. Jim and Lori are two broken people whom God has put back together again and who are living testimonies of God's restoration power.

Together, Jim and Lori Bakker have opened a center called "Morning House," a place where wounded ministers are ministered to, and where Lori conducts her reconciliation and healing services for hurt women scarred by abortion. Jim also teaches Bible classes at "Morning House." The Bible says, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." Psalms 30:5.

Every year Jim and Lori Bakker are speaking to millions of people all over the world through their travels, television and radio, and the many books they have written. Their hearts are with the hurting, especially those in the inner cities of the world. Jim and Lori spend much of their time helping inner-city ministries from coast to coast.

A native of Muskegon, Michigan, Jim is one of the pioneers of Christian television. He was the first host of The 700 Club and the first president and co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He is the former president and founder of Heritage Village Church and Missionary Fellowship, the parent group for Heritage USA, PTL, and the Inspirational Network. He is the author of the best-selling I Was Wrong and Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse.

The theme of Jim's message is God's mercy, love, and grace. He admonishes people to love God and to love their neighbor as themselves, and that the Bible teaches the fulfillment of Christ's teaching is to bear one another's burdens.

Everywhere Jim and Lori Bakker go, they are lifting up hurting people and telling them, "If God can restore us, He will do the same for you. We serve a God of the second chance."

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I Was Wrong 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really touched my soul.I was moved by his honesty and his humbleness.Thank God that he looks at the heart and doesn't see us as man does. I was shocked at the way other christians treated him. So hard to understand why christians cannot forgive. I thought it was a wonderful book I highly recommend it. I bought this book years ago and loaned it out never got it back so I purchased it again. It was even better the 2nd time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an outstanding book in which Jim Bakker describes the transition from multi-million dollar media minister to federal prisoner to a restored and revitalized man of God. He describes how God used the prison experience for good and how Jim established a closer relationship with God through the ordeal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jim Bakker has written a very candid story of his downfall from PTL and his following experiences. I was never one of his fans and did not know very much about this other than what I saw on TV. He did not explain very well the details of the reasons why he was convicted and it would help if he had gone into this more. Nonetheless, he did cover well his subsequent life. I found it fascinating. I am glad Rev. Bakker kept his spirit through the ordeals and, in the end, he did triumph. His story is, indeed, most inspiring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jim's book was an eye-opener. I don't care what his sins were, one thing is certain, the crimes for which he was punished were not real. Yes, he admits and confesses his sins. He asks for forgiveness and it should be given. The media villified Jim Bakker and the 'christians' joined in on the media circus and let a brother in Christ be destroyed. Fortunately, GOd is bigger than any of us, and God has restored Jim to his place of ministry. That's what the book was about. Jimi's story of the many instances he was wrong. It takes a big man to admit that.