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He-motions : even strong men struggle
Jakes, T. D.
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Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, [2004]

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4 audio discs (approximately 4 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact discs.
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Audiobook on CD


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BV4528.2 .J342 2004 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Do you find it difficult to express how you feel and what you need in your personal relationships? Do you have trouble communicating and developing relationships with other men? Does the weight of responsibility drag you down? Do you wonder why it seems difficult to get the support and encouragement you need from your wife? Do you often feel that there is a stronger, more effective leader inside you waiting to be developed? Do you wonder what God's plan is for you? As a man, you may often feel the pressure of fulfilling many roles in life: husband, father, son, businessman, member of the church community. Now T. D. Jakes comes to your aid with a guidebook to help you understand your own needs for emotional and spiritual support. He offers practical, sound answers to assist you in expressing your needs and having them met in healthy and wholesome ways by those you love. This is a candid, no-holds-barred look at sexuality, spirituality, and the seldom mentioned but extremely important emotions that shape success in every area of a man's life. Using examples from his own life, as well as from the lives of the thousands of men he has counseled, Jakes gives detailed advice on how to move from struggle to success, from victim to victory. And ladies, He-Motions is also for you. Inspirational and refreshingly honest, this is the ultimate source for women seeking to comprehend and care for the men in their lives. It helps you decode men's often baffling behavior and provides eye-opening insights for greater intimacy and healing in your relationships. He-Motions brings clarity and hope to men and helps them strengthen their relationships with themselves, with the women in their lives, and with their Lord. It gives women the solutions they seek as they relate to the men they love. It is a book that will bring you closer together and closer to God.

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.