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He-motions : even strong men struggle
Jakes, T. D.
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New York : Putman's, [2004]

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323 pages ; 24 cm
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BV4528.2 .J34 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BV4528.2 .J34 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Following the success of his bestseller The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord, which helped millions of women discover the glorious truth of who they are, T.D Jakes now brings his unique perspective to this revealing look into the heart and mind of a man. Every man can seek guidance with this guidebook that will help him understand his own emotional inner workings, and offers biblically inspired direction toward being the man God wants him to be. The ultimate source for women too, He-Motions will help them comprehend and take care for the men in their lives.

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)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Jakes follows Woman, Thou Art Loosed! (1994) with a book aimed at aiding men reclaiming their lives from the stereotypes about masculinity, which dictate that men show no emotions. Through intimate personal stories of his own journey to develop as a pastor, husband, and father, Jakes encourages men to delve into the emotional and spiritual aspects of themselves. He uses Bible stories to illustrate how men struggle in their spiritual development, and he explores how our culture discourages men from revealing their inner emotions; how emotionally distant fathers pass along the inclination to their sons; and the cost to men who are unable to develop closer relationships with friends, women, and children. Jakes offers practical advice on how men can improve communication with those who are important in their lives. The book is divided into sections that advise taking inventory and making improvements in relationship with self, time (stages of life), father, other men, women, children, and God. Each section includes questions as exercises for men and women to promote greater self-awareness. --Vernon Ford Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Dallas-based preacher Jakes's breakout book, Woman, Thou Art Loosed, established his unique brand of self-help literature saturated with biblical stories. In this new book, bound for bestsellerdoom, he turns his attention to "a man's relationships," using the many-sided King David as his starting point. Jakes is by no means the first writer to troll David's story for insights into masculinity, but he brings an inimitable combination of street smarts and worldly panache to the task. He also draws on the stories of countless men who have come to him for advice on coping with success and failure, sex and love, and relating to their fathers and sons. His recollections of his own struggles, especially a moving section about the death of his father when Jakes was 16, balance his religious, ambitious prose with an uncommon transparency. The quality of the writing falters in the second half, as Jakes expounds rather conventionally on the arenas of power, money and sex-the "PMS" he says can sabotage a marriage. Indeed, unmarried men may find this book off-putting, so strong is Jakes's assumption that family is the center of masculine identity. But his distinctly unmacho vision of fatherhood, friendship and lifelong marital romance will be appreciated by men who embrace his call to be "men in motion, trying to move toward what God wants us to be." (July 15) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Bishop Jakes does for men what he did for women in The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord, freeing them up for greater emotional openness through God. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.