Forgiven: The Rise and Fall of Jim Bakker and the PTL Ministry

Charles E. Shepard

“In Forgiven, Shepard analyzes how Bakker won the allegiance of so many and details Bakker’s early years and PTL’s birth, blossoming and headline-making decline. Truly a landmark work, Forgiven delves beneath the PTL scandal to illuminate the fascinating inner workings of a major TV ministry, the hazards of the strange alliance between television and church, and the power of television in our culture today… This trade paperback edition includes new and updated material on the trial, sentencing and imprisonment of Jim Bakker.”

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly
Paperback: 649 pages