Let me just start by saying: the amount of piping hot tea that was served in “The T. B. Joshua I Know“ is second to none. I actually caught myself gasping aloud in a danfo bus full of people, out of shock at the things I read. I mean, even the title of the book didn’t prepare me for half the things in it.
The book is written by Bisola Hephzibah Johnson, one of T. B. Joshua’s former “disciples” who lived within the synagogue’s premises and worked as the head video editor. Basically, she was privy to a lot of insider information many could only dream of. Bisola unearths the reality of what goes on behind the scenes of the preacher’s televised miracle ministry as seen on his TV station, Emmanuel TV.
As with all good exposés, this one mentions names and details the author’s personal recollection of events as they occurred. If there’s anything you can expect from the book, it is a no holds barred account and lots of eye-raising moments.
“The T. B. Joshua I Know” tells us about alleged scandals involving the Synagogue Church of all Nations head pastor, including some cases which included children and biologically related women. Yup, it makes for tough reading and begs the question of just how much accountability is obtainable when it comes to religious organizations.
The book also addresses the authenticity of widely publicised ‘miracles’ that T. B. Joshua has become very well known for. Many travel long distances in order to get their own share of the healing and eventually share testimonies, which, according to the author of this book, are mostly staged to lure new members into the church and keep the current ones.
I would advise anyone to download “The T. B. Joshua I Know,” regardless of their religious inclination or belief, mostly because it’s a thought-provoking read. Plus, it definitely has lessons for everyone even though most of it has not been proven true by a legal system or the subject himself.
Overall, I’m glad I read it and OkadaBooks was the plug! You can download your copy here.
Reviewed by Diamond-Hope. She is a writer and in her spare time dedicates herself to watching as much as she can on Netflix. She might still be an aspiring filmmaker but she loves to read and review books. Catch up with her on Twitter and Medium