Not as Bad as the Truth: Memoirs of an Unorthodox Evangelical by David Pawson
David Pawson is one of the most fascinating characters and sharpest thinkers in the evangelical church. Not As Bad As The Truth is Pawson's written legacy to the Church. It will summarise the essence of his "unorthodox evangelical" theology, including his beliefs on baptism, Israel, salvation, the End Times, male leadership, and divorce and remarriage. It will also discuss with honesty and insight the most significant events of his personal life, childhood and formative years, his failing health, and the blessings and challenges of family life.
Forewords Sir Cliff Richard OBE ix Jennifer Rees-Larcombe xi Prologue: 'It Always Happens to David' xiii Family Trees 1 Father to the Man 7 From Plough to Pulpit 21 Finding My Feet 37 Arabia via Yorkshire 47 Watery Watershed 61 Chalfont St Peter 70 Sermons Galore 79 When the Wind Blows 89 Let My People Stay 102 Guildford and Millmead 118 Miscellaneous Ministry 132 Invisible Congregation 144 Travels with a Jumbo 155 The Wandering Gentile 169 Unorthodox Evangelical 180 Burdens, Books and Bible 192 Both in Love with the Same Man 201 'Usually in the Flesh' 217 Epilogue: 'Not as Bad as the Truth' 229 Names Dropped 233 Books Written 235