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Maximize the moment : God's action plan for your life
Jakes, T. D.
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New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999.
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237 pages ; 24 cm
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Bishop T. D. Jakes has profoundly affected and positively influenced millions of people. He has the remarkable gift of deeply touching the hearts and souls of the men and women who need to hear God's word. With Maximize the Moment, he brings them the message that as children of God, their heavenly lather has a divine plan for them. The sum of one's life is the choices one makes, Bishop Jakes says. Choose wisely and life will be rich and rewarding. Choose with a plan in your head and God in your heart, and you can never lose.Many people spend time blindly chasing material acquisitions and the approval of others. Or else they stand on the sidelines, spectators at the game of life, doing nothing and achieving nothing. Bishop Jakes wants readers to know that the keys to success are available to everyone. He explains that in every moment of every day, God provides all that is needed for success. He leads readers to recognize their worth and helps them fulfill their potential. He teaches that with smart strategies and divine support, seemingly insurmountable obstacles and daunting crises can be overcome. And finally, he encourages everyone to look to the Lord, for it is through Him that all good things come.Sensible, practical, inspirational--T. D. Jakes has written a book that will teach everyone to make the most out of life and to maximize every moment.

Author Notes

T. D. Jakes, Bishop T. D. Jakes was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. He received a Doctorate of Ministry and was the founder and senior pastor of the Temple of Faith Ministries in Charleston for sixteen years. He relocated with T. D. Jakes Ministries, in 1996, to Dallas, Texas. Bishop Jakes is also the CEO for T. D. Jakes Ministries and has promoted hundreds of conferences across the country.

He is the author of the bestsellers "Woman, Thou Art Loosed!," "Naked And Not Ashamed," "Can You Stand To Be Blessed," "Daddy Loves His Girls," "The Harvest," and "Loose That Man And Let Him Go." He serves on the board of directors and as a contributing writer for several religious magazines. He also has a weekly television broadcast called Get Ready with T. D. Jakes, which is aired in several countries throughout the world, and Bishop Jakes was named one of the nation's most influential ministers by The New York Times.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This is motivational writing with a preacher's flair. Jakes, the bestselling author of The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord, describes himself as "the television minister of millions, the pastor of thousands, the father of five, the Chief Executive Officer of three companies, and the husband of one." Here, the bishop wants readers to consider the brevity of their lives and make something of themselves. The book's subtext often seems to be upward mobility: Jakes urges readers to disentangle themselves from those who don't help them maximize their potential, and he provides a checklist of attitudes for associating with the educated or powerful. Jakes can certainly turn a phrase in classic preacher fashion, though by the end of the book enough phrases have been turned to leave even the most enthusiastic congregation a little dizzy. Underneath the rhetorical flourish, however, there is little depth, and the frequent biblical quotations seem to serve mostly as conventional jumping-off points for what is essentially high-octane self-help literature. The motivational tone flags only once, when Jakes narrates the agonizing experience of caring for his mother during her illness and eventual death from a brain tumor. For 10 brilliant and heart-wrenching pages, Jakes's gift with words, his insights into patience and perseverance and, not least, the riches of his faith are all in evidence. If only the whole book rang so true. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Bishop Jakes, an influential minister of The Potter's House, a church in Dallas, and best-selling author who has affected the lives of millions of people, offers here a sensible, practical, and inspirational plan: Life will be rich and rewarding if you make wise choices; if you have God in your heart, you're a winner. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Minimize The Momentp. 9
1 Say Whenp. 11
2 Predators and Partnersp. 21
3 Losing to Winp. 47
4 Interludes of Silencep. 65
Part 2 Master The Momentp. 83
5 Mission Controlp. 85
6 Decide to Winp. 99
7 Wings Like Eaglesp. 123
8 Hearing Voicesp. 145
Part 3 Maximize The Momentp. 161
9 A Place Called "There"p. 163
10 Counting Up the Costp. 177
11 Driving Blindp. 193
12 We're Notin Kansas Anymorep. 203
13 Good to the Last Dropp. 219
Final Wordsp. 235