Holy Laughter and the Toronto Blessing: An Investigative Report
By James Beverley
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Every week since the spring of 1994, hundreds have made the pilgrimage to Canada to experience what is now known as "The Toronto Blessing." A worldwide debate has ensued on the strange manifestations associated with the Vineyard movement and the "Holy Laughter" ministry of Rodney Howard-Browne. This investigative report offers a guide through the complex issues surrounding this international controversy. Professor James Beverley's analysis is based on four years of study of the Vineyard and the Kansas City prophets, including extensive interviews with John Wimber, Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, John Arnott, Randy Clark, Rodney Howard-Browne, Hank Hanegraaff, and other key voices in the furor over Holy Laugher and The Toronto Blessing.