Listen Live
St. Jude Radiothon 2024



For years, Bishop T.D. Jakes has been considered one of the country’s leading television evangelists. His ministry attracts millions of viewers every week.

But the pastor of Potter’s House in Dallas is also a movie producer and the author of 30 books. His latest book, “Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive,” is on the New York Times bestseller list. Jakes says he didn’t write the book to help people become rich or famous, but to offer a road map so that readers might more fully tap their potential.

“I write to share with you the importance of being led into your fulfilled purpose by leaving the confines of your conventional cave and entering the space where your heart longs to reside,” writes Jakes, 57. “The place you will discover when instinct is your guide.”

Jakes has been on a worldwide book tour since “Instinct” was released earlier this year. He spoke to Washington Post staff writer Hamil Harris recently about why his latest book has been so well received.

Why do you think that your book has been such a big success?

I suspect the reason that the book has been a success is because many people have to rebuild, remold and reshape their lives. They are grappling with choices they have to make as it relates to careers and trying to understand how . . . to do things that are authentic and organic as to who they are now and what they have to offer the world.

You are a man of God, a disciple of faith. Where is God in this book?

I am a man of God. I am a disciple of faith, but I am also a CEO of a company. I also run a business. I also produce films. The inventory of my experiences gives me a platform to talk about those experiences. I don’t think that this book deviates from being about God, because the whole theme of the book is that God created you with certain gifts, instincts and talents that need to be used to accomplish your purpose. I think that [the book] touches the core of where faith intersects with the human experience.

CLICK HERE to read story


Leave a Reply