Thursday, April 30, 2009
“Not Easily Broken” by T.D. Jakes
T.D. Jakes has written over 30 books and he is no stranger to the New York Times bestsellers list. This best-selling author is known as a leader in the global community. He has been able to reach people all over the world through his global missions and his weekly television program. Jakes has expressed concern over issues such as domestic violence, AIDS awareness, and homelessness. He has been an outstanding leader in fighting against these social issues. In his latest novel, “Not Easily Broken,” he has given insight into problems that plague many marriages.
This book is a very powerful look into many factors that can put a strain on marriage – finances, health problems, and emotional infidelity. Anyone that has been married for a while will be able to relate to this book. As you read this story, you can feel the pain of the characters. They face such a struggle to keep their marriage together in the face of calamity. When the marriage is fragile, almost anything can blow up. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1 -
“He could tell when he came home that the evening wasn’t going to be smooth. The Board of Realtors dinner was that night, and wouldn’t you know it, one of his building managers had a shift leader quit right before closing time. Dave had to go over there and calm down the agitated manager, then walk her through the process of setting up a temporary shift roster so the building would be covered. They’d figure out a more permanent solution the next day, he told her. The main thing was that the customer’s building was clean and ready for the next day’s business. So he got home an hour late, and when he walked in Clarice had that pinch-lipped look, and the hands-on-her-hips pose told Dave Mama ain’t happy. Which was no big surprise, but he was hoping that for once he could get his explanation in without her going all eastside-westside on him. He couldn’t.”
Not only can you feel their pain, but you can also feel the love that they have for each other. Is love enough to withstand calamity? This triumphant love story examines that question. “A cord of three strands is not easily broken.”
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