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T.D. Jakes: America's New Preacher [Hardcover]

By Shayne Lee (Author)
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This volume examines the rise to prominence of Jakes--featured on a "Time"magazine cover with the question "Is Jakes the next Billy Graham?"--and also looks at the proliferation of a faith industry bent on producing spiritual commodities for mass consumption.

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T.D. Jakes has emerged as one of the most prolific spiritual leaders of our time. He is pastor of one of the largest churches in the country, CEO of a multimillion dollar empire, the host of a television program, author of a dozen bestsellers, and the producer of two Grammy Award-nominated CDs and three critically acclaimed plays. In 2001 "Time" magazine featured Jakes on the cover and asked: Is Jakes the next Billy Graham

T.D. Jakes draws on extensive research, including interviews with numerous friends and colleagues of Jakes, to examine both Jakes's rise to prominence and proliferation of a faith industry bent on producing spiritual commodities for mass consumption. Lee frames Jakes and his success as a metaphor for changes in the Black Church and American Protestantism more broadly, looking at the ramifications of his rise--and the rise of similar preachers--for the way in which religion is practiced in this country, how social issues are confronted or ignored, and what is distinctly "American" about Jakes's emergence. While offering elements of biography, the work also seeks to shed light on important aspects of the contemporary American and African American religious experience.

Lee contends that Jakes's widespread success symbolizes a religious realignment in which mainline churches nationwide are in decline, while innovative churches are experiencing phenomenal growth. He emphasizes the "American-ness" of Jakes's story and reveals how preachers like Jakes are drawing followers by delivering therapeutic and transformative messages and providing spiritual commodities that are more in tune with postmodern sensibilities.

As the first work to critically examine Bishop Jakes's life and message, T.D. Jakes is an important contribution to contemporary American religion as well as popular culture.

Citations And Professional Reviews
T.D. Jakes: America's New Preacher by Shayne Lee has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Ingram Advance - 10/01/2005 page 62
  • Booklist - 10/01/2005 page 26
  • Publishers Weekly - 08/29/2005
  • Univ PR Books for Public Libry - 01/01/2006 page 1

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Item Specifications...

Studio: NYU Press
Pages   201
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.42" Height: 0.78"
Weight:   0.93 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
Publisher   NYU Press
ISBN  0814752055  
ISBN13  9780814752050  

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Shayne Lee is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Houston. He is the author of T. D. Jakes and Holy Mavericks.

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Good balanced view  Oct 12, 2006
Before reading this book, I often dismissed T.D. Jakes (who I would mock as "T.D. Takes" and "T.D. Fakes") as a rank hustler who pimped the emotions and pocketbooks of desperate women and who exploited the Black family crisis for his personal gain.

This unauthorized biography is neither a kiss-up volume or a bash session. It is a well-balanced view of how Thomas Dexter Jakes raised himself up from poverty in West Virginia coal country to become all but the heir apparent of Billy Graham in today's culture.

The good and bad are shown here. The ghostwritten books, the skullduggery with other preachers, his ruthless treatment of tenats on his property are mixed with the good he has done to and for many people (including his family) and others who are searching for answers at a time when stable families are in far too short supply.

So while it is not likely that I will spend any money on any of Jakes' books or campaigns, I have a smidgen of a bit more respect for what good he does while aware of his flaws, which is true of most human beings.

It lays bare the facts and lets the reader decide.
Without a doubt, an awesome book  Jul 15, 2006
This book takes a look at one of the strongest emerging religious leaders of this country. I was fortunate enough to have taken a couple of classes with Professor Shayne. The book was about Shayne's research of the life of Bishop T.D. Jakes. From a variety of angles, Shayne demonstrates how Jakes was able to comodify religion and become successful with it by integrating it with pop culture and by blurring the lines that once divided people of different denominations. I greatly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
Good   Apr 11, 2006
This is a fair book that deal with a complex subject and man. There will be some that think that any analysis of Bishop Jakes written by a secular writer will be slanted, but the author does a great job of presenting a balance picture. Dr. Lee is not a Jakes partisan , but he is not a hater. He explores how Bishop Jakes enter the national spotlight and what he has done to stay there. One thing that was missing from the book was a meaningful discussion on how people like Bishop Jakes and other "Super Pastors" are impacting religion and faith in this country and overseas. But this book is a good start
From a student of the writer...  Apr 4, 2006
I am enjoying your book extremely and I love that it is on a subject that I
would otherwise probably never look to learn about or that even really I would
think, interest me. I never knew the breadth and extent of the vast
televangelist market, and the work of ministers such as Jakes, not only as men
of God but as businessmen. Although I personally am not religious, this
"updating" of the religious industry is completely fascinating. I especially
enjoyed(just as the cynic I am), all of the hypocrisies and oxymorons offered
by men such as Jakes. He is not very different, in fact, from someone like
Paris Hilton, who has made her success by marketing everything she can, and
successfully I might add! Its interesting especially because you want to both
love him and hate him all at the same time. ALthough many of his methods and
lavish lifestyle are controversial, it is important to acknowledge not only his
brilliance as a marketing machine and businessman, but in the end he does offer
a certain hope and message which (though I may not agree with it per se) does
in fact speak to hundreds of thousands.
It's about time!  Feb 27, 2006
Almost a decade ago a classic book called The Black Church in the African American Experience warned us about a fast growing Neo-Pentecostal movement threatening the traditional black church. It's about time someone picked up their mantle and let us know what Neo-Pentecostalism is all about!

This book is the best work on the black church since Lincoln and Mamiya's classic study back in 1990. Lee picks up right where they left off and provides us with probably the most lucid explanation of how what he calls a "Neo-Pentecostal revolution" is a dominant force in contemporary American religion by using Jakes as its powerful general. The author argues that Jakes is part of a "faith industry" that turns spiritual gifts into "valuable commodities" (in other words, cash cows). Lee uses Jakes to diagnose and forecast the changing American religious landscape in it's hypercapitalist, postmodern form. This book is a must read (and easy read too) for religion scholars and average people (like me) who have been wondering for years why Jakes is so popular. I have a new respect for Jakes and yet Lee raises new concerns as well.

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