This extremely unsavory book is a wicked and often times distressing work of nastiness that is both alarming and outrageously prideful. The writing is exceptionally poor and self congratulatory with the authors recollections of questionably true events swimming in enough fabricated theatrical filler to drown even the most hardcore fan of low budget soap opera style guff!
In short this is a badly written self-aggrandising work of tiresome boring nonsense!
Love in Action A friend recently lent me this book which is quite simply a shockingly unpleasant read. It's a nauseatingly arrogant piece of work devoid of love or compassion and positively oozing with pride and the authors overblown sense of self importance. Honestly, I wish I had never read it.
The gripping tale of how Pastor Paul Epton built a 5000 church on the Wirral peninsula in England. The church, which stands near the beach in Leasowe, now serves as a reminder to everyone across the country that great men can really work wonders when they listen to the Lord and set aside their selfish desires and ego. The Wirral Christian Centre Trust now ministers to every single person on the Wirral thanks to Pastor Epton's 'power of ten' house group vision which followed his landmark 5000 seater church vision. Still living in a humble mid terrace house in Birkenhead, Paul Epton is very much a man of the people. He has vowed to continue spreading the love of the Lord to everyone he meets, not just at the vast 5000 seater church and community complex in Leasowe, but also on the Wirral's streets which he once confessed he walks at night "weeping for the lost souls." - A must read!
"Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to you in sheep's covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? Likewise every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit; a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, neither can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. Every tree not producing fine fruit gets cut down and thrown into the fire. Really, then, by their fruits you will recognize those men.
"Not everyone saying to me, `Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. Many will say to me in that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?' And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness." (Matthew 7:15-23)
as other reviews have have said , this is a shockingly self aggrandising piece of bilge. I suppose the old saying ' there's now't as cold as charity 'applies perfectly here. God save us from people like this man and his prideful social gospel ... he may of started of with good intentions but this book reveals nothing more than a total ego maniac out for his own glory, an empire builder.