HIS DARLING WIFE, EVELYN: The Autobiography of Mrs. Oral Roberts by Evelyn Roberts

HIS DARLING WIFE, EVELYN: The Autobiography of Mrs. Oral Roberts

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A testimony tailored to followers of evangelist Oral Roberts or those similarly persuaded, this is Mrs. Roberts' own version of marriage to a man she believes was chosen to heal and drive out devils from the afflicted. As with so many sincere pentecostal narratives, revealing personal details are available only by indirection. One is left to speculate on why Oral, son of a Welsh farmer and an Indian mother, both poor Fundamentalists, was fired to preach, or why the preacher's climb was so rapid and successful. Giving many witnessing anecdotes from their years together as parents, travelers, and educators, Mrs. Roberts simply insists that Oral followed God's directions which are given to him in a ""terse, concise way."" Evidently--but for the outsider it's like trying to read fine print under a stained glass window. Audience predestined.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1976
Publisher: Damascus House--dist. by Dial