Transformed by Truth: The Worldwide Church of God Rejects the Teachings of Founder Herbert W. Armstrong and Embraces Historic Christianity. This Is the Inside Story.
Foreword, by Hank Hanegraaff
|"The top religious story of this decade" —
"Unprecedented in church history"
This is the remarkable story of how the Worldwide Church of God was transformed by truth. It is also a compelling account of how God can change hearts and minds. Its message is timely and relevant to all denominations and seekers of spiritual truth.
For nearly 70 years the Worldwide Church of God, founded by Herbert W. Armstrong, preached a "different gospel." Then, in December 1994, eight years after Armstrong's death, the church publicly renounced its unorthodox teachings, embracing historic Christianity. What happened? Toward the end of his life, Armstrong himself expressed the first doubts. Soon falsehood after falsehood fell away and the truth prevailed. In this fast-paced narrative, Joseph Tkach, son of Armstrong's handpicked successor and head of the church, tells this remarkable account of the transforming power of the gospel. — from the dust jacket.
Joseph Tkach is president and pastor general of the Worldwide Church of God [now named Grace Communion International], after assuming the position in 1995 upon the death of his father, Joseph Tkach Sr., Herbert W. Armstrong's handpicked successor. Tkach, an ordained minister since 1976, has copastored congregations in Detroit, Phoenix, Pasadena, and Santa Barbara. He and his wife, Tammy, are the parents of two children.
This book is now out of print.
You might also be interested in The Liberation of the Worldwide Church of God, by J. Michael Feazell, published in 2001 by Zondervan, available through online booksellers.