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Destiny: Step into Your Purpose

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  826 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Remember feeling a pull, sensing a divine guide that was leading you to the right place or person? DESTINY, that inner compass, directs you to fulfillment of your highest purpose. When you reflect on your life, you may be amazed that your greatest moments resulted from circumstances that you did not control or initiate. You were destined!

Stepping into your destiny means fu
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by FaithWords
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Wynand Yes, this book is brilliant. T.D. Jakes is an excellent communicator and really speaks to the heart of his reader. This book is both captivating and…moreYes, this book is brilliant. T.D. Jakes is an excellent communicator and really speaks to the heart of his reader. This book is both captivating and motivational. It also gives you sound advice from a person living an extraordinary purpose filled life. Read this book. You will be changed

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Kells Next Read
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Never fails to disappoint. Bishop Jakes has this uncanny ability to see things others can't .
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Destiny, T.D. Jakes explores the second important area in discovering your purpose and why you are wired the way you are. This book continues along the lines of Instinct and digs deeper into how to unleash and live in your God given destiny. Bishop Jakes begins the book by sharing how critical it is for us not to hate and despite the small steps needed to take in order to complete our destiny. When we have the proper order, we realize that setbacks doesn’t have to stop us for pursuing our des ...more
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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My opinion: Last year, I had the opportunity to review what I would call the companion or first step to this book. INSTINCT was a book I couldn't put down. I ended up purchasing both a print copy and an audiobook version of the book because the words that were written were so powerful. DESTINY followed its example with the importance of the words written and the topics discussed.

TD Jakes makes powerful arguments for one's destiny and roadblocks that we
Misse Jones
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
A "wake-up call" to fulfilling your own Destiny. This book found me at an appropriate time in my own journey. I recommend it to anyone who has especially become lost along the way.
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this after hearing T.D. Jakes speak at the Global Leadership Summit. He was one of a handful of speakers whom I found truly riveting, especially since his talk touched on creative arts. Having read this volume -- which is essentially a Christian self-help book -- I have to conclude that Jakes is a better speaker than he is a writer. I don't want to imply that there was nothing of value in this book, but its 240 pages could have been summarized in essay form. Jakes belabors his points ...more
Tamika Mahomes
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
TD Jakes has a lot of insight but sometimes the information can get repetitive. I found myself somewhat lost in what his definition of destiny was. Overall it has a great chunk of details for the reader but you have to sift through some tough parts.
Deane Barker
Sep 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
My wife bought me this at the Global Leadership Summit. It was one of the top three selling books there (which is her criteria for buying me books for my birthday).

The book is...awful? I almost don't want to call it that, because I don't think I was the target audience. I think the target audience is someone who needs spiritual motivation; someone who is looking for a rah-rah feel-good type thing.

I'm not that person.

The book is very distinctly spiritual. It's more about personal success (the aut
Dec 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I feel like what T.D. Jakes has shared in this book is far more valuable than the way he wrote it, however, I can't not share how difficult I found it to read this book until the end — Maybe it's just me not being used to his "voice", or certain stories that he might have shared in previous sermons, but I just didn't find it easy to read. Once again, however, the contents, the stories, the lessons, the practical advice — all of these were simply inspiring and educational in a very down-to-earth ...more
Kirsten R.
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My New Favorite Book
This is one of my favorite books of all time. God was speaking to me, so much throughout this book. I was agreeing with TD Jakes and I highlighted, so many sentences. This book helped me to figure out what direction God is going to take me in my life. I of course don't have it all figured out, but that's okay because God knows. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I also recommend you read TD Jakes previous book Instinct because it goes hand and hand with Destiny. Overa
Wm. A.
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Chapter 1 of this book sums it up, "Instinct + Purpose = Destiny." Take your time as you read this one. Reflect, meditate, chew and take action to allow yourself to be. You have the power to make a positive difference today. Stay the course and listen to your inner voice. Plan your journey wisely and trust God!
I enjoyed this book way more than I expected. Generally speaking, I avoid anything religious but I'd seen Mr Jakes on Oprah Super Soul Sunday and had liked his talk. So I tried this in e-audiobook and ended up finding a lot of interesting information. I may even read it again when I get a bit down or feeling less than optimistic about my future lol.
Shara Johnson, RN
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
I didn't finish reading the book all the way through. I couldn't get past the fact that in every chapter, in every sentence, he said the word destiny. I felt like I was reading a essay by a first grader where they are taught to repeat the topic in each paragraph.
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Awesome, powerful book. Full of simple truths that you just forget about in life and sometimes you need a reminder. This one came at just the right time.
Islam Ahmed
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hello Readers, Hello Seekers.

This was my first T.D Jakes book reading. I am a fan of T.D Jakes talks and thought to read some of his thoughts and I ran across this valuable book.

The book discusses Destiny from many perspective but here are few great ways Doctor Jakes tackled the topic brilliantly:

- Defining Destiny as an idea regardless of it's association with the biblical school.

- Destiny is completely unique to each an every individual.

- God send signs throughout people's lives to help them
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was excellent, full of insight, and examples of life experiences.

Truthfully, at a certain point, there is a disparaging accusation in which a teacher (may) ridicule someone, and that's when I returned the book. Instantly.

I was disappointed that had to be an example because being a teacher, and having many teacher friends, we simply do not ridicule our students. Quite the opposite: we dedicate our lives to our students; we teach and encourage them. I'm tired of hearing ugly comments a
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For any person of faith that is willing to put in the work to realize their destiny in life, this book is written for you.
It encompasses different phases in life and provides the much-needed tonic for people who are at that decisive point which separates success from merely existing. This is vintage T.D. Jakes providing admonishment, inspiration, advice, and anecdotes in equal measure. There is something for everyone and a situational analysis of life, and what can be made out of it - A destiny
Monty Taylor
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a engaging spiritual motivational book that’s has helped me change my mind set with different situations such as finances , self optimism , and personal relationships. Moreover , it helped me with understanding the obstacles to understanding and getting to my purpose of living . This book discusses all problems and situations of why you are possibly not reaching your purpose.Then it teaches you how to conquer through those difficult obstacles to focus on self. This was an amazing book I ...more
Norma Jean
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Destiny is a well-written, easy-to-understand self-help book setting out foundation principles to getting ourselves out of the way to achieve our ultimate Destiny of our lives. A well-known minister with a mega-church, T. D. Jakes practices what he preaches. He shares relevant stories of people from all walks of life who have overcome their limitations and shortcomings to rise above to achieve victory in their lives, business world, sports, whatever way they were led to gain a testimony of succe ...more
Iris Long
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was very informative and encouraging to pursue my God-given destiny. I have a call on my life and I want to fulfill my purpose. I can only do that through cooperation with God in His timing and guidance every step. Bishop Jakes, in this book, cleared up some of my confused thinking and explained points in detail that I needed to understand. He gave valuable insight and wisdom for walking through the journey. I was strengthened after reading this book to pursue what God has shown me and ...more
Tanni Desmond Awa
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Destiny by Thomas Dexter Jakes is a great eye opener for all us yearning to live life the fullest. It embeds in it the how to pursue your destiny, the why you have to and the methods to keep you going when all hell seems to be breaking loose.

I am particularly intrigued by the three kinds of persons who come into you life. If every one could understand this then no one will ever be unhappy or worry about someone living your life
Maggie Myers
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Please don't misunderstand my rating to mean I didn't like this book. There were even some passages that I shared with my family.

However, I feel like I could sum up Bishop Jakes' recommendations in just a few words. Find your destiny. Pursue it passionately. Don't be deterred. Work hard. Set priorities. Expect barriers. Be patient. He provides some very interesting examples of historical and modern figures who have realized their destiny along with splashes of personal experience. Not a bad rea
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book, and one of my favorites by this author. This gem is full of good sense, wise words and faithful directions. Truly an educational reading opportunity that discussing the challenges and choices we face each day. I am Currently reading it again from chapter 6, as the author suggests. An enjoyable read that would fit well into any home library and make an excellent gift to someone you love.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, a must read for anyone reflecting on their purpose in life, how to follow the voice that calls you to do more. I jumped into this book on a recommendation from a friend, later I found out some people love TD Jakes an some don't. I didn't worry about that and just took in the content. What he has learned and had to share was profound and helping others walk through it was deeply meaningful to me.
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book as a graduation gift which was 4 years ago. I didn’t have time to read it. After going through a breakup, and getting back in school I thought. Hmm maybe it’s time. This book helped me refocus and get back on track with what I knew I should’ve been doing in the first place. Thank you Bishop.
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is outstanding! Wherever you're trying to go and whatever you're trying to do let destiny be your guide and keep this book with you as a road map on the journey! Bishop Jakes has given you an instruction manual for your life; read it, learn it, embrace it, and live it! Your destiny awaits you.
Awesome book!
Paige Gordon
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book! Hugely inspiring, convicting and motivating. If you need something to encourage you along the path of living out your God given destiny, this is a GREAT choice!

Favorite Quote: "If you're not living your destiny as you journey you won't be able to live it after you reach your destination."
Dr.Diane Davis
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of affirmations and stories of five women who lived in biblical times. These women went through many challenges and was able to preserve to pursue their destiny. A great book to read daily to motivate one for their day.
Amanda Hooten
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After watching T.D. Jakes on Super Soul Sunday w/Oprah Winfrey I was hooked! I loved his message and delivery so much I YouTubed some of his sermons! Then I HAD to order his books! They didn’t disappoint! I Highly Recommend!!
Vernon Brooks
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to say anything extravagant. All I'm going to say is, if you allow this book to help your perception and are open minded, it will help you be susceptible to what God has planted in your heart to chase. Establish order, and go get your Destiny.
Booksmart Richgang
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is what I know...Bishop T. D. Jakes does it again! If you need help getting to the next level and unlocking your potential, this book is a must. It is an easy to read guide, giving insight and instruction to the reader. You will definitely be motivated to step into your destiny!
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Bishop T.D. Jakes is the author of the bestsellers God's Leading Lady; The Lady, Her Lover and Her Lord; Maximize the Moment; The Great Investment; His Lady; Woman, Thou art Loosed (the film of which won the Best Film Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival) and He-Motions. His daily morning show The Potter's Touch and weekly broadcast The Potter's House air on Trinity Broadcasting Network and Bl ...more
“Destiny will always make someone angry, but better that person be angry with you than for you to be angry with you. I guarantee you will end up an angry person the day you awaken spiritually and realize that you’ve adhered to everyone’s priorities except your own.” 15 likes
“Destiny is not for comfort seekers. Destiny is for the daring and determined who are willing to endure some discomfort, delay gratification, and go where Destiny leads.” 14 likes
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