By: T. D. Jakes
Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310, 978-0768410105, $ 15.99, 174 Pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
The Results of Brokenness and the Rewards of Renewal
In “God Longs to Heal You: Free Your Body, Mind, and Spirit” T. D. Jakes, bestselling author and pastor/founder of Potters’ House is uncompromising in his message of the life changing power of God’s forgiveness, freedom from fear, healing, and wholeness.
Pastor Jakes helps the reader understand the importance of an openness and honesty in relationships with God and man, as we recognize His unfathomable love. He encourages the Christian to experience the transformation and fellowship of the Christ of the Cross, personally, and to acknowledge this in worship and celebration.
T. D. Jakes writes with convincing authority on the significance of Christ’s blood and the power of the cross in reconciling men to God. He writes with passion, spirit filled intellect, and heartfelt simplicity.
Each chapter is filled with practical pointers for meeting personal “struggles” met in daily living; friendships and relationships, conflict and the cross, as well as perseverance in prayer, and tenacity in purpose. Jakes challenges the church to exchange the comfort of the pew for the challenge of the brokenhearted, to exchange method for mission, and the sanctuary for the street.
Sound doctrine, profound application, and anointed preaching continue to be the trade mark of T. D. Jakes’ writing. “God Longs to Heal You” is for everyone, the Christian layman, the sincere seeker, and the pastor or theologian.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.