Transformed by Truth, by Joseph Tkach

cover of the book titled Transformed by Truth 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


1. Is This a Con?

2. Christmas Eve Sermon, 1994

3. My Pilgrimage

4. The Right Hand of Fellowship

5. Conspiracy Theories and Rejections

6. A Servant of the People

7. What We Believed

"The top religious story of this decade" — ECPA, Footprints 

"Unprecedented in church history"

  • A major cultic church is transformed from within.
  • Its leaders publicly repudiate key doctrines.
  • Christian churches from all denominations open their arms to the Worldwide Church of God.

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.

More praise for the book 

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.

8. The First Reforms

9. The Central Plank Cracks

10. What’s All This "Jesus Stuff"?

11. How Could We Have Believed These Things?

12. The Enigma of Herbert W. Armstrong

Epilogue: From Eternity to Here

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Roots of the Worldwide Church of God

Worldwide Church of God Organizational Splits

18 Truths Restored by Herbert W. Armstrong

Doctrinal Comparisons

Worldwide Church of God Statement of Beliefs

Statement of Faith, National Association of Evangelicals



Joseph TkachJoseph 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.

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