The Miracle Lady: Kathryn Kuhlman and the Transformation of Charismatic ChristianityAmy Collier ArtmanWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2019 / Trade Paperback$18.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Much more than a biographyMarch 20, 2019bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Charismatic Christianity is now an accepted form of Christianity in America but it was not always that way. Artman takes the life of Katherine Kuhlman as a framework in exploring the movement, including its origins in Pentecostalism.
Artman includes the expected aspects of Kuhlman's life, such as her childhood, prior evangelists who influenced her, her early ministry, marriage and divorce, and her use of television. She also adds insights into the culture of the time. I appreciated her comments on the fact that Kuhlman was a woman in a time when women could be evangelists but not pastors. Artman also includes other insights into the era, such as the use of television and what that meant to culture in general and Christianity specifically.
This is a good book for those interested in the history of the American Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. Artman has done a good job in explaining how Kuhlman's controversial ministry and healing services related to and shaped those movements. She has also done a good job in bringing back to memory such an interesting woman with her flowing gowns and well scripted television programs.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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