WATCH: T. D. Jakes Talks “Instinct”, Politics, Christianity, Culture, Race and Religion With CBN News


Dubbed “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine, T.D. Jakes continues to take America by storm, extending his call to ministry to his congregation and well beyond.

As a man of the cloth, he consistently proves he’s not cut from the same bolt of fabric as the traditional minister. He’s anything but.

Jakes’ life interests and vocational versatility are as vast as his insight and wisdom. And his influence transcends the four walls of his Dallas, Texas-based megachurch in a way few other preachers can appreciate.

Through books, films, and radio and TV appearances, Jakes’ impact on American culture is both straightforward and obvious yet sometimes surreptitiously indiscernible.

His newest book, Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive, climbed to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list in its first week of release. Unlike his other works, Instinct isn’t a book loaded with Bible verses or an overabundance of evangelical vocabulary. That’s intentional.

During a recent interview with CBN News, Jakes confessed he wanted this book and this particular message to reach a wider audience.

The book tour brought him to the nation’s capital, where I had the privilege to get his thoughts on politics, race, and the current state of religion in America.

On a personal note, it was a privilege to meet a man who has been pouring so much into me spiritually and thank him for his ministry. I’ve been tuning in to Jakes’ podcasts for the last several years, listening to his sermons during my short and long runs through Washington, D.C. (For anyone interested, my playlist also includes Craig Groeschel, Mark Batterson, Joel Osteen, and Ravi Zacharias.)

I’ve been inspired and deeply encouraged by many of the themes from Instinct, a subject Jakes has been preaching about since the start of 2014.

My prayer is that all who read his latest edition will find the keys to unlock some of life’s most probing questions and discover a peace that surpasses all understanding in accepting and knowing the Creator and Giver of all life.

T.D. Jakes on Politics and Change

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