Before You Do : Making Great Decisions That You Won't Regret (Hardcover) - Jakes, T. D.

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Bishop Jakes turns his attention and his teachings to the topic of relationships in this new book. "Before You Do" explains the 25 things that people need to know--whether they are single or married--to make great decisions in any relationship.

Specifications

Publisher Pocket Books
Mfg Part# 9781416547280
SKU 207891117
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1416547282
Release Date 9/16/2008
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.75L x 1.5T
Author Info
T. D. Jakes
Thomas Dexter "T.D." Jakes was born in 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia. As a young boy, while his friends were playing games and causing trouble, Jakes was caring for his ailing father, who suffered from kidney failure. Since he was stuck indoors, Jakes would entertain his father and while away the hours by preaching in front of the mirror. After his father died in 1979, Jakes decided to pursue his love of preaching, and he started his first storefront church, with only 10 members. In 1981, he married one of his parishioners, Serita Ann Jamison, and they have had five children together. Within a decade, his South Charleston congregation had grown to over a thousand members, and, in 1996, he and 50 of his most faithful families moved to Dallas, Texas, where he opened the Potter's House, his 30,000 member church. He has organized and hosted several national conferences, most prominently Megafest, which shattered attendance records for Atlanta's Georgia Dome in 2004 and 2005. Jakes is truly a multimedia sensation--his weekly sermon is broadcast around the world on three different cable channels, he has made regular appearances on both Oprah and Dr. Phil's talk shows, he has written nationally touring stage plays, he oversees a Grammy-nominated gospel record label, and he also is a film producer. Last but not least, Jakes is a prolific writer, whose books such as WOMAN, THOU ART LOOSED and REPOSITION YOURSELF have regularly been on the New York Times bestseller list.
From the Publisher
Annotation The well-known pastor of The Potter's House, T.D. Jakes, whose sermons have been broadcast on Black Entertainment Television, shares his thoughts about getting the most out of your relationships. Furthermore, he delves into dealing with such issues as parenting and how to establish and maintain strong ties with everyone in your life--from spouses to in-laws to children.
Editors Note "A guide by the author of Reposition Yourself identifies twenty-five spiritual and psychological tools for reevaluating one's place in life before making decisions about relationships with family, friends, and others, in a resource that covers such topics as anger management, finances, and parenting. 300,000 first printing."
Editors Note 2 Relationship decisions come down to five crucial components, according to Bishop Jakes: Research--gathering information and collecting data; Roadwork--removing obstacles and clearing the path; Rewards--listing choices and imaging their consequences; Revelation--narrowing your options and making your selection; Rearview--looking back and adjusting as necessary to stay on course. This book gets you on the right track to making decisions that you'll be proud of and reap the benefits of for the rest of your life, as will the generations that follow you. He gives you insight on how to reflect, discern, and decide the next step to take to have a strong and enduring love, marriage, and family. The Bishop takes a spiritual and practical approach to inherently emotional issues such as the outside influences on our relationships, coping with anger, parenting, financial concerns, negotiating high-profile lives, and more.--From publisher description.
Editors Note 3 Identifies twenty-five spiritual and psychological tools for reevaluating one's place in life before making decisions about relationships with family, friends, and others, in a resource that covers such topics as anger management, finances, and parenting.
Editors Note 4 In Before You Do, bestselling author T.D. Jakes turns his attention and teachings to the topic of relationships and the issues that need to be resolved by incorporating the spiritual and psychological tools that will help you reevaluate and reposition yourself.Relationship decisions come down to five crucial components, according to Bishop Jakes:Research: gathering information and collecting dataRoadwork: removing obstacles and clearing the pathRewards: listing choices and imaging their consequencesRevelation: narrowing your options and making your selectionRearview: looking back and adjusting as necessary to stay on courseBefore You Do gets you on the right track to making decisions that youÃ?ll be proud of for the rest of your life. He gives you insight on how to reflect, discern, and decide the next step to take to have a strong and enduring love, marriage, and family.The Bishop takes a spiritual and practical approach to inherently emotional issues such as the outside influences on our relationships, e.g., in-laws, friends, and former spouses; coping with anger; parenting; financial concerns; negotiating high-profile lives; and so many more of the issues people face every day. His special brand of counseling and teaching appeals to the faith-based community and beyond, reaching millions who receive his wisdom in all media, especially books.
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