Supernatural: The Life of William Branham

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Supernatural: The Life of William Branham is a fictionalized biography of William Branham written by Owen Jorgensen. It comprises six volumes and is taken almost exclusively from the sermons of William Branham.

In the preface to Book One: The Boy and His Deprivation (1909-1932), the author states:

Every event in this book happened. Many of these stories are well documented from multiple sources. In my research I made use of newspaper and magazine articles, books, photographs, films, and testimonies by people who knew William Branham personally and were eyewitnesses to some of the supernatural phenomenons (sic) described in this biography.

Unfortunately, the author is simply one of William Branham's many followers who fail to look at their prophet critically. Jorgensen effectively takes William Branham's word as gospel and, not only does not perform any critical analysis of William Branham's life, he also assumes that everything that William Branham stated about his life was true.

Any credible book review will pan this series. Jorgensen's use of corroborating evidence is almost non-existence with the bibliography for Book One limited to:

  1. a single scholarly work,
  2. two books that were effectively marketing pieces for William Branham (where the majority of information came from William Branham himself),
  3. a book by a fellow follower of William Branham,
  4. a magazine published by William Branham's daughter, and
  5. William Branham's books and sermons.

The lack of credible research is reflected throughout the book on an almost constant basis. For example:

  1. There is a reference to an article in the Jeffersonville Evening News entitled "Mysterious Star Appears Over Minister While Baptizing", however, based on the work of research performed by Searching for Vindication, it appears that this reference is simply based on a story by William Branham. It does not appear that the author even attempted to verify whether the newspaper article actually appeared as William Branham stated. (Book Two, Pg. 117)
  2. The author appears unaware that the name of the church which William Branham first pastored was "The Pentecostal Tabernacle" and that he later changed the name to Branham Tabernacle. (Book Two, Pg. 134)
  3. Jorgensen states that in 1954, William Branham dined with King Farouk in Cairo, Egypt, but fails to note that Farouk was forced into exile in 1952 and therefore William Branham's statement was not true as King Farouk was not in Egypt in 1954. (Book Four, Pg. 156)
  4. The author states in Book Six, pg. 149 that William Branham "did not borrow from the past, or copy from his contemporaries; he blazed a new trail", thus demonstrating that even in his analytical comments, Jorgensen is out of touch with reality. All one has to do is read our article on plagiarism to determine how incorrect his statement was.