It was a refreshing and memorable night for me. Allow me to offer an introduction to who Carl Tuttle is. Carl has been a well-known pastor and worship leader for decades. He In , I was invited to attend an event featuring Carl Tuttle. He also has been known for equipping worship leaders and pastors. It was there that he became a follower of Jesus after encountering some individuals from a Southern California Quaker Church during the mids.
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Start your review of Reckless Mercy Write a review Jul 29, Jeanine Blount rated it it was amazing Amazing story from a humble man. Redemption is a primary theme through the entire book. Great background on Vineyard Movement history and John Wimber and the development of the worship industry as we know it today.
Jul 31, Virgil Hovar rated it really liked it Having been part of the Vineyard myself for many years I love to read about the early days and origins of the movement. Not only does this book provide a good read from a historical point but Carl provides an open and revealing insight into his personal journey and struggles. There are some powerful words of wisdom and encouragement that would be good to read again and Having been part of the Vineyard myself for many years I love to read about the early days and origins of the movement.
There are some powerful words of wisdom and encouragement that would be good to read again and meditate on. I look forward to re-reading this. Thank you Carl for sharing your experiences and life with us. It was a refreshing and memorable night for me. Allow me to offer an introduction to who Carl Tuttle is. Carl has been a well-known pastor and worship leader for decades.
He In , I was invited to attend an event featuring Carl Tuttle. He also has been known for equipping worship leaders and pastors. It was there that he became a follower of Jesus after encountering some individuals from a Southern California Quaker Church during the mids.
Specifically, his journey to faith was the result of a relationship with and an invitation from John Wimber, a musical guru who had worked with artists such as the Righteous Brothers. Carl Tuttle quickly emerged as the worship leader of this group, and as the group grew under the leadership of John Wimber, this group would become one of the earliest and most important foundations of what would become the Vineyard Church movement.
Throughout the next twenty years, the Vineyard Church movement spread out across the globe with much of this same DNA — a desire to touch the heart of the Father with intentionality and intimacy.
In this movement, Carl Tuttle would evolve from worship leader to church planter, to pastor and right-hand man of John Wimber. If you are not aware, my journey brought me into the Vineyard Church movement in , through the Lancaster Vineyard Church. I had intentionally de-churched myself some years prior, after some experiences of disillusionment, and was skeptical of anything to do with the church.
The Vineyard Church movement looked, acted, and smelled different for me. So, after attending our introductory membership classes, I found myself to be intrigued and interested in researching the crazy stories and humble beginnings of the Vineyard Church movement. I went on to read any book I could find on the movement. I studied theologians that shaped its theology, and I quizzed anyone who could share with me some firsthand accounts of those beginning years.
Early on in this journey, I encountered the name, songs, impact, and story of Carl Tuttle. While completely different people, his story always resonated deeply with my own. However, at best I always had second-hand information. As a side note, my experience in the Vineyard Church movement has been one of the most forming, discipling and shaping experiences in both my life and faith. Though I am currently not in a Vineyard Church, you can see why I jumped at this chance to meet and converse with Carl Tuttle.
Let me share that I still hold fond memories from that night of meeting and conversing with Carl Tuttle. I still celebrate the encouragements that I received that night from Carl Tuttle. Carl was extremely humble and transparently honest about his personal story and struggles.
That night, I encountered his gentle spirit that readily encourages others. As we conversed, Carl gave glimpses to us about the book he was authoring on his journey, a book in which he was calling, Reckless Mercy. Now, his book, Reckless Mercy is readily available. In this book authored by Carl, I find him even more open and transparent about his story and struggles.
Unfortunately, what too many know of Carl Tuttle is not his music or his faith, his encouragement or his equipping, but rather the fall from grace in which he experienced as the pressures of life, ministry, and his marriage came crashing down simultaneously.
Many inside and outside of the movement watched in judgment, horror, and confusion. In His reckless mercy, God took the story of Carl from broken to beautiful. This book captures the ways God has continued to chase after Carl and love on him in some dark and troubling years.
Let me say that I highly recommend this book. In addition to posting a few reviews online, I have personally recommended this book to many. Church leaders will resonate with how life, ministry, and the throes of life can unhealthily weigh on us.
I think all readers will be amazed and encouraged by the way that God created a way for this banished servant to both be returned to and reconciled with his people.
It was entirely my fault. Reckless Mercy will encourage and challenge us to rediscover what defines us. This book helped me to see that the best chapters of our story are yet to be written. Perhaps even the best chapters in the stories of Carl Tuttle and the Vineyard Church movement are also yet to be written.
I highly recommend this read. I found myself laughing, crying, and constantly amazed through this book. More importantly, I reflected as this story brought out encouragements and challenges to my journey. I am confident this book will bring out these same emotions, encouragements, and challenges in you if you are willing to pause, to listen, seek, and to be reshaped. God brought Carl back to the movement in which he had been seemingly banished from years before, what might he do for you? Being in the Vineyard since 88, while I was not an insider I knew of Carl and had heard him speak, in fact shortly before his unraveling.
The book is written like he is sitting across the table and chatting with you. I would say if you are new to the Vineyard Aug 01, Ruth Hanrahan rated it it was amazing An amazing honest raw story of a broken redeemed man learning just how far the Fathers love extends to him.
I drank this book in like a thirsty soul. Carl shares his story with vulnerability and humility. So many nuggets to ponder and be challenged by.
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