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Woman, Thou Art Loosed!: Healing the Wounds of the Past

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  5,672 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Provides guidance for woman who have struggled to overcome traumas, tragedies, and disappointments, leading them to cleanse their hearts and souls and develop a better relationship with God.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Destiny Image Incorporated (first published August 1st 1993)
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Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful book by christian author and Bishop T.D. Jakes. It is a story of a couple who seem to have everything; good careers, faith, and good friends within their church. However, when their daughter goes missing everything is in question and painful pasts get revealed. It is a book about hope, regrets,and learning to forgive through faith.
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: christianity
This book was okay. I read the 20th anniversary edition and watched the video clips at the beginning of each chapter. I remember someone giving my mom this book as a gift when I was little. I'd heard so much about it since then that I just knew it was a book every christian woman needed to read. I was disappointed. I have never been a T.D. Jakes fan so I was kind of skeptical about reading it but since it is so well known I decided to make this my first T.D. Jakes read.

This book was all over
Sep 13, 2011 rated it liked it

Woman Thou Art Loose! Wow, T.D. Jakes exposes the truth behind the struggles of everyday women. I love the mysterious tone in which he writes this story. However, while being mysterious he still keeps the reader in tune to what is going on through clues and hints without actually saying what is wrong. His writing in here has a feel of a poetic flow.

Jakes speaks on a young woman that was raped by her step father, imprisoned, and lost. This story speaks volumes on issues that women are not ready
May 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This a book that surprised me a great deal. I didn'r expect to be so enlightened as I was. It speaks to the heart of a woman, how we live, the hurts, the expectations we put on ourselves and what the Lord expects of us. The voice of the writer is direct, interesting and continually surprised me because although the writer is a man of God, but he is still a man, speaking to a womans heart. The book takes the wounds, or broken heart, or dashed expectation, or lost innocents, or whatever pain you ...more
It was a good, quick read, but nothing life changing for me. I don't like how Bishop TD Jakes has himself as a character in the book, that seemed pompous. In this case, I can say I liked the movie better, but the book is great to read bc you can get in the character's headspace.
I did learn something about myself though and it is that I'm nowhere near as close to God as I wish I were. My faith would have been much like Michelle's, and it pisses me off that a molester can give his sins to God in
Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women..but also men
Recommended to Tanaya by: My Aunt
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Terri Carle
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book brings healing to your hurt, damaged degraded, torn down, shattered self image, self esteem and soul. It is like God helps TD Jakes look right into your hurt and see what caused that pain. you need to read if you have hurt in your life. in your past.
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I can usually read a book in a day; this one took me a few days because it touched very sensitive areas in my heart. This book is a powerful tool to help women realize that God intends for us to live a life free from shame of our past..victorious in His promise.
Havebooks Willread
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
I know I've probably been living under a rock or something, but I don't know anything about the author, T.D. Jakes. And I will concede that my reading of this novel is my sole exposure to the man or his teaching. But I've come away from it thinking "Wow! We might be getting a little mixed up as to who we are worshiping here! It's good to use God-given gifts in spreading the Word, but we need to be careful we are pointing people to the Savior and the cross. We need to not get the messenger in the ...more
Anne Rightler
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Woman, Thou Art Loosed! is an insightful book for women of all walks and seasons of life written by T. D. Jakes. Originally published in 1993, this particular book is published in 2016. Not a new message but still so very relevant to women today. Recognizing that women are often emotionally frail, bound by past experiences and hurts, and in need of healing and release in their spirits, Jakes shares spiritual insights into the healing of those wounds. Each of the 15 chapters is well supported by ...more
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author T.D. Jakes penned "Woman Thou Art Loosed!" to help women. This 234 page paperback is an encouragement to all women but especially those that are struggling. Pastor Jakes writes his best selling book to assure women they are meaningful and worthy. God wants us to know He made us and loves us the way we are.

This women's issue, personal growth book is not an easy read. I found myself reading a bit, putting it down, and then coming back to it. It is not a light hearted book. The main point in
Deana Dick
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to encourage you and start moving past pain. Some of us have gone through tremendous heartache and as we get older, those memories can hold us back. Be of good cheer though, because it is time to be set free from the bondage that the enemy has tried to deceive us with. I loved how the author tackles hard issues and shows you that we can overcome by the power of the Word. It is time to be free and stand tall women.

There are many chapters in the book that give you insight
Pam Graber
Apr 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Rev. Jakes has a heart for the hurting. In Woman, Thou Art Loosed, Jakes turns that heart to the various ways women today are held in bondage and seeks to show them the way out.
That said, I really struggled to get through this book. Part of it for me was the fact that it was a non-fiction book. I don't do well with those at all, in spite of the fact that I can generally read a book this length in two days. This took me far longer. I also felt that some of his solutions were far too simple for
Penny Marks
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect when I chose to read and review this book. I am glad I did! Wow, if you are a woman I recommend reading this book, I know there are a lot of us out there who may think that we are not beautiful against today's standards. When all you see at the checkout line are size 2 women all glamorous and here we are in our sweats trying to take care of our families. Ya kinda get the feeling of low self esteem and some may go to hating themselves. This book shows you that God ...more
Sep 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
My God-Sister gave me this book to read and i loved it from front to back!!!

Let Go of the past, regardles of the circumstance!!!

Let Go and Let God, is what i try to live by but it's easier said than done. T.D. Jakes definitely has a knack for relating to people, then again, he has been Blessed by the Lord where he speaks thru him and its done in such a way that it gives you a sense of pure Love and this book does the same!!!

I recommend it to every woman and man!!!

A perfect read!!!
Alissa Winburn
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I first saw this book I wasn’t sure I was going to like it but from the beginning Michelle’s story intrigued me so I kept reading. I liked how the author would use flashbacks from her talking to the Reverend to when she was little and then jump to when she had got out of jail the first time. I really liked how the author wanted Michelle, the main character to have someone that loved and cared for her even though she pushed them away. I enjoyed the way the author made the character relatable ...more
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
If I could read only 3 or 4 books in my lifetime, this would be one of them, hands down!

Written in an uncomplicated but heartfelt style, this book heals. It starts healing within the first few pages. You can feel the balm of Gilead spreading within you as you read. In succinct phrases, T.D. Jakes delivers the love of God the Father to the wounded and bound woman. With that love you will be loosed from whatever prison holds you captive. I doubt that there is another book written quite like this
Joan Arning
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
T.D. Jakes shares how to be freed from the pain of your past and live a beautiful life! This book would be especially good for a woman who has been abused but it is enlightening for any female. As an older woman, I especially enjoyed the chapter "Winter Woman". Woman, Thou Art Loosed! is easy for anyone to understand. I would recommend this book for anyone! I received my book from in exchange for an honest review.
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book has opened my eyes not only about who I am and my womanhood but it has shed so much light on other females in my life, especially my mother! I enjoyed reading this book. One important aspect for me was that I had to read this book in increments because it touched me so deeply. I would recommend this book to any woman who wants to look past her PAST and know that God has!!! I will be looking into purchasing the "Woman Thou Art Loosed Bible".
Goddess Alicia
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I use this book periodically now and then. It was an intricate part in my healing process and understanding what I was going through. God is always a big part of my life and Jakes intricately fused the Lords teachings with very specific obstacles any survivor of sexual abuse must face on a day to day basis. I love that he makes all his references from the bible and speaks to the soul of the pain. Can never get tired of revisiting these powerful movements that heal your soul.
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Faith Brown
Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I was recommended this book by a couple of people and, at first, didn't understand what was so great about it. I thought some parts generalized women and didn't get why it was so inspiring in the reviews. I almost stopped reading. However, about halfway through, I really started to warm up to it and began finding more parts I could relate to. Mr. Jakes has a way with words, and once you find a chapter that speaks to you, it becomes a better read.
Tanya Simon
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found the book to be well-written and full of useful information, but it did not connect with me. I enjoy hearing Bishop Jakes preach and I love his movies, but I have not found myself in any of them yet. I do recommend reading it, this might be the book that leads you to a breakthrough and frees you from all the junk of this life and all the baggage we lug around from the past. Enjoy!
Rena Maureen
Mar 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
I have read only some of this book as it spoke volumes to me at a time I was not ready to deal with certain aspects of my life.
For any woman who has suffered abuse in any way this book is a beautiful writing of understanding the love and healing offered by the Lord. Jesus understood the woman at the well. he understands what we have gone through and still calls us precious.
Sep 30, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people needing encouragement
what starts as a marred life, turns into a life beginning to heal. bishop td jakes surprised me with his storytelling abilities. as heavy as the material is, it is a pretty easy and fast read. although i will say, the movie did not meet my expectations after reading this. still a beautiful story of God's love and healing powers.
I read this in high school... and while I remember liking it okay, it wasn't a fav of mine. Granted, this could be an unfair review because I typically hate being told what to read (I like reading books that suit my fancy at the time). So maybe I'll reread this later on, and see if it grabs me.
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lakesha Brown
Still reading this... I really need to focus on 1 book at a time! I love TD Jakes and the way he is able to communicate new perspectives. I already know, I'm going to be a whole new woman after reading this. I'll update when I'm done.
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
A spectacular book written for any woman who has had hurt, betrayal, abuse and ridicule in her life. T.D. Jakes has an extraordinary insight into the hearts of women and this book brings God's hope and restoration to the broken. One of my all time favourite Christian books.
This is a great book! Bishop Jakes tells this fictional story of these women who of course represent women in real life. Their stories help you to see your wounds, or your broken heart, that maybe you weren't aware was there. Pick this book up.
Jan 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wonderful story of how something so bad that you think will kill all that is in you and what good really wants from you is to build you up into that strong women to be able to endure the things ahead
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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 ...more
“My mother would take the Band-Aid off, clean the wound, and say, “Things that are covered don’t heal well.” Mother was right. Things that are covered do not heal well.” 26 likes
“When you begin to realize that your past does not necessarily dictate the outcome of your future, then you can release the hurt. It is impossible to inhale new air until you exhale the old.” 24 likes
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