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Overview From humble beginnings as a small-town pastor's son to worldwide fame, Oral Roberts' life will inspire and encourage. Readers will come to know the heart and mind of a man who has touched the lives of thousands by encouraging them to expect a miracle through his speaking and healing ministry.
Publishers Description Dr. Oral Roberts is still active in a ministry that has lasted for fifty years and has spanned the globe. No stranger to controversy, he still follows the call from God that he received as a young man. Taking readers through his childhood, his marriage, the birth and growth of his children, and his various ministries up to the present day. Oral Roberts shows what can be accomplished when a man commits himself to obeying God - no matter what the cost. This is an inspiring autobiography for those who have followed Dr. Robert's ministry through the years.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Aug 3, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785274650 ISBN13 9780785274650
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More About Oral Roberts
Oral Roberts, founder and chancellor of Oral Roberst University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is recognized as one of the outstanding personalities of his generation. He is the author of more than one hundred books and founder of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, which sponsors weekly and daily television programs.
Oral Roberts currently resides in Tulsa, in the state of Oklahoma.
Spanish Language Biography: Oral Roberts fundador y canciller de la Universidad Oral Roberts en Tulsa, Oklahoma, EE.UU., es reconocido como una de la personalidades mas destacadas de su generacion. Es autor de cientos de libros y fundador de la Asociacion Evangelistica Oral Roberts, que auspicia semanal y diariamente programas de television.
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I have read it 5 times Dec 9, 2005
The story of Oral Roberts is a great one. He was a great man of God and he has never had a public moral failure. Not everyone is happy with how he handles money...but he is honest and open with what he does.
His book shows in great detail what he went through in life and how God used him. That allows people to understand what humble beginnings many great men of God have. I recomend with no reservation.
Great book! Nov 10, 2003
What can I say!? I can not stop reading this book. Excellent book! The life of Oral Roberts.
An important historical church document... May 3, 2003
The life and ministry of Oral Roberts is one of the most influencial and controversial of any minister of the 20th century. Although one might dismiss Oral Roberts, relegating him to the catagory of many other TV Evangelists who fell by the wayside in sins, hype, and irrelevance, it must be said of Oral Roberts that he, unlike the overwhelming majority of his time, finished the race. He stayed clean. He has left behind a legacy of power, innovation, and endless possibilities for the future of all of his spiritual children.
It was Oral Roberts that pioneered the use of TV as a means of evangelism. It was Oral Roberts that modernized the church's concept of its relationship to God as healer, provider, and, answerer of prayers based upon His Word. More than any other minister of the last century, Oral Roberts Evangelized the world with the truth most Christians rejected and denied completely: 3John:2 "Beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." I don't think we fully appreciate just how ground breaking this revelation was in the 50's and early 60's. His slogan "something good is going to happen to you" was lambasted by religious pharisees. Their contention was the thought was "too presumptuous" and was liable to "get the people's hopes up too high."
"Expect a Miracle" is a fair representation of Brother Roberts' life and ministry overall. However, I do wish he would have been more direct and addressed some of the more troubling aspects of his ministry. Although he lightly addressed the matter, I would have liked to have seen him flat out apologize and repent for the 8 million dollar fiasco in the 80's. I have no doubt that God may very well have told him his assignment on earth would end if he failed to upkeep his medical school, but Brother Roberts should have addressed the fact that his manner of appealing on TV saying, "won't you spare my life," to get his "partners" to give him 8 million dollars was extreme and is still an embarassment for his spiritual children. Subsequently, such incidents are a blemish on his legacy, and in many ways the body of Christ's, which I believe could have been repaired had he not avoided the issue in the years that have passed since then. This autobiography was a great opportunity to do just that, but he unfortunately passed.
Every spirit filled believer should consider this book required reading. Let history show. Oral Roberts is a rare gem in church history. He paved the way for modern Spirit-filled ministers like no other in his time. He truly was "God's man for this hour!"
God bless you, Brother Roberts! And thank you for the abundant spiritual inheritance you have left us!
Outstanding and compelling Jul 29, 2000
This biography on the life and ministry of Oral Roberts is both compelling and inspiring. From his birth to present day, the book covers the evangelists most endearing moments as father and husband, as well as his role as the famous evangelist who touched millions of lives through his healing ministry. After overcoming poverty and a brush with death, Oral Roberts made a name for himself as a truly amazing figure in American history and one of the most popular and charasmatic religious figures of his time. With passion and integrity, "Expect a Miracle", is a book that inspires the soul and will win your heart.
Something good is going to happen to you when you read this Jun 27, 2000
"Son, I am going to heal you and you are to take my healing power to your generation. You are to build Me a University and build it on My authority and the Holy Spirit".
This was the Word of the Lord to Oral Roberts, a young man of seventeen, dying of Tuberculosis. Oral Robert's encounter with God saw the birth of a healing ministry, reaching thousands of people through Evangelistic Rallies , Radio, Television and the printed page.
As you read about this man's life, you'll be inspired, you'll rejoice, you'll weep. It's a life marked by faith, courage and tragedy.
Born in humble beginnings, God raised him to prominence through open doors and Divine appointments, including meetings with a number of U.S.Presidents. Despite this, Oral Robert's family suffered two fatalities with the death of his daughter and son-in-law in a plane crash and a son's suicide.
Throughout all this, you'll see that Oral Roberts is a man who has remained humble and with his integrity intact.
The book tells about the establishment of Oral Roberts University in 1965, and the merging of Prayer and Medicine with the opening of the Medical School in 1978.
Overall, this book is a testimony to what God can and will do with a life that is solely surrendered to Him.