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Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive | [T. D. Jakes]

Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one of our most powerful, purposeful, God-given attributes - the desire to be fruitful and multiply, what Bishop T. D. Jakes calls our "instinct for increase". Combining historical, cultural, and personal examples with biblical insights, in Instinct Bishop Jakes outlines how to rediscover your natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of your past experiences.
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Publisher's Summary

Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it's easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one of our most powerful, purposeful, God-given attributes - the desire to be fruitful and multiply, what Bishop T. D. Jakes calls our "instinct for increase".

Combining historical, cultural, and personal examples with biblical insights, in Instinct Bishop Jakes outlines how to rediscover your natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of your past experiences. When attuned to divinely inspired instincts, you will become in sync with the opportunities life presents and discover a fresh abundance of resources. Knowing when to close a deal, when to take a risk, and when to listen to your heart will become possible when you're in touch with the instincts that God gave you.

Bishop T. D. Jakes - iconic preacher, best-selling author, and entrepreneur - has inspired millions of people around the world. Here he writes from the peak of his personal power about how to experience the satisfaction of a life well lived. If you long to conquer the jungles of life, Instinct offers the personal and professional tools needed to navigate your course successfully and according to God's design.

©2014 T. D. Jakes (P)2014 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"A boost of caffeine for the Baby Boomer mid-life crises, encouraging people to take stock, get unstuck and chase dreams." (USA TODAY on Reposition Yourself)

"Bishop Jakes offers sound advice on how to put faith into action." (Booklist on Reposition Yourself)

"Bishop Jakes offers sound advice on how to put faith into action." (Booklist on Reposition Yourself)

"One of the nation's most popular evangelists --- and quite possibly the smartest." (USA TODAY)

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    Samika L. Williams 06-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wise Words Delivered Poorly!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Instinct to be better than the print version?

    Not at all. The narrator did absolutely no justice to the author and his words. I would have preferred to hear Jakes' voice in delivering these words, rather than the chosen narrator. Ezra's rhythm pales in comparison to Jakes' making the delivery of such complex, nuanced and powerful insights far less impactful than it should have been. I had to purchase the Kindle (print) edition to get the most of the message. Audio did not contribute in any way to my enjoyment of the text and the intended lessons.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ezra Knight’s performances?

    Initially I thought "NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT"!!! Then I had to concede that he simply doesn't have a rhythm similar to Jakes' resulting in a HUGE mismatch in delivery of this kind of content. His voice is just fine and perhaps wouldn't be problematic with some other text.


    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Philly 07-04-14
    Philly 07-04-14
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    "Book info great, Narrator??? Not so much!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the content. Great ideas and info.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ezra Knight?

    Anybody!!! Ezras' delivery was poor. Choppy!!! As though he never picked the book up to practice before it was time to read it. I had to keep coming back to it, taking in bits at a time. It was painful to listen to. I only finished because the content was wonderful.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No but I had an extreme reaction to the narrator. His choppy voice was just sooo irritating!! Nothing smooth or flowing about it.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the preview before downloading to be sure you can tolerate Ezra's voice for 6 hours!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    KVL 09-16-14
    KVL 09-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hated the narrator."
    Would you be willing to try another book from T. D. Jakes? Why or why not?

    Yes, There's nothing wrong with the book. The narrator is horrible!


    What didn’t you like about Ezra Knight’s performance?

    I would absolutely not purchase another book if it were read by Ezra Knight. I was so excited to purchase this audiobook. My life is so busy that I do not always have time to sit and read books. Given the way this book is narrated makes it really difficult to truly get into the book. It is clear that the narrator is simply reading the book and not "telling the story". The book was not read fluidly. Again, it's so hard to get into it that I'm considering returning it. I truly wish that Bishop Jakes would have narrated this himself. :-(


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Raey Brooklyn, NY, US 09-15-14
    Raey Brooklyn, NY, US 09-15-14
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    "Instinct is Good, but narrator is Horrible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book, but listening to this the narration is difficult. He reads with no flow. Is there any way to change this. T.D. Jakes reads much much better than this man.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Let Jakes, Read. It has not Instinct without Him.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 10-25-14
    Deborah 10-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "One Personal Epiphany After Another"
    Where does Instinct rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is absolutely phenomenal!


    What did you like best about this story?

    TD Jakes has a way of getting to the point and making you realize you can do anything.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book is amazing!


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the book 2 times and listened also. I purchased approximately 16 copies and handed them out to my friends! Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    calientecafe 10-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "POWERFUL! A MUST READ FOR ANYONE"
    If you could sum up Instinct in three words, what would they be?

    GIRAFFES ONLY


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    TD JAKES AND THE ELEPHANT


    Have you listened to any of Ezra Knight’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    GIRAFFES ONLY! FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT!


    Any additional comments?

    GIRAFFES ONLY! FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCT!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victor Volggorad, Russia 06-12-14
    Victor Volggorad, Russia 06-12-14
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    "Who ever hired this narrator?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Couple insights did make me think deeper and come to my own conclusions, which I like.


    Do you think Instinct needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Most likely if I'd have an option to blacklist narrators in my profile on Audible, I'd do that to Ezra. Here's why: Most educational books are listened to at faster rate, and the way Ezra narrates, makes it sound terrible at 1.5 speed. At normal speed - it's ok, but at normal speed the book seems quite "wattery" (as many books these days are - like the bigger the better). I guess the idea was that the book from black author should sound black - that was wrong. Now it does sound black, but Jakes doesn't speak like black when accent is concerned...


    Any additional comments?

    Somehow I did expect much more of the book in general. Few days after listening I couldn't figure out why exactly am I disappointed. Then it downed on me - I hoped to get a manualas to How to increase the instinct. But either I missed it or it is not in the book...

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany 01-30-15
    Tiffany 01-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This Narrator Should Never. Read. Aloud. Again."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I might recommend the actual book, but I could never recommend this audiobook. The narration is so awful that I can't even finish it. I wish I could just return it, honestly. The writing is mediocre at best, made worse by the endless enunciation of the narrator. I can't get lost in the message because of the messenger.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I never finished. Just couldn't do it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Oh, so awful. His choppy, staccato phrasing was just horrible. I don't know if he was trying to emulate a Baptist preacher, but he failed miserably. I am not one to be harsh unnecessarily, but it is truly important that listeners know how much the narrator will detract from the overall message.


    Could you see Instinct being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Absolutely not. It's a self-help book.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this version. Take some time and read the book. I'm sure that many of the insights are much more profound. I'm disappointed that Mr. Jakes would allow this product (the audiobook) to represent him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sheritha 01-22-15
    sheritha 01-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "mind altering motivation for the Circle of Success"

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    Get Ready! Be Ready for your Destinys Jorney to Succeed. Thank you Bishop, thank you Lord!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sonya 01-20-15
    Sonya 01-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Inspiring"

    This book did meet my expectations and more! It was powerful just like the Bishop and I am grateful for this. I did have a problem not hearing his voice so I had to concentrate on the meat of the books and not the delivery. There are times in the book where one needs to hear the Bishop and his strong voice. I have recommended the book to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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