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By Shayne Lee

ISBN-10: 0814752055

ISBN-13: 9780814752050

ISBN-10: 0814752241

ISBN-13: 9780814752241

T.D. Jakes has emerged as the most prolific non secular leaders of our time. he's pastor of 1 of the most important church buildings within the nation, CEO of a multimillion greenback empire, the host of a tv software, writer of a dozen bestsellers, and the manufacturer of 2 Grammy Award-nominated CDs and 3 significantly acclaimed performs. In 2001 Time journal featured Jakes at the conceal and requested: Is Jakes the subsequent Billy Graham

T.D. Jakes attracts on wide examine, together with interviews with a number of neighbors and associates of Jakes, to ascertain either Jakes’s upward thrust to prominence and proliferation of a religion bent on generating religious commodities for mass intake. Lee frames Jakes and his good fortune as a metaphor for adjustments within the Black Church and American Protestantism extra extensively, the ramifications of his rise—and the increase of comparable preachers—for the way faith is practiced during this kingdom, how social concerns are faced or neglected, and what's tremendously “American” approximately Jakes's emergence. whereas supplying components of biography, the paintings additionally seeks to make clear very important elements of the modern American and African American non secular experience.

Lee contends that Jakes’s frequent luck symbolizes a spiritual realignment within which mainline church buildings national are in decline, whereas leading edge church buildings are experiencing out of the ordinary progress. He emphasizes the “American-ness” of Jakes’s tale and divulges how preachers like Jakes are drawing fans by means of offering healing and transformative messages and offering religious commodities which are extra in track with postmodern sensibilities.

As the 1st paintings to significantly study Bishop Jakes’s existence and message, T.D. Jakes is a crucial contribution to modern American faith in addition to renowned culture.

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