Bishop T D Jakes - Woman Thou Art Loosed Worship 2002: Run To The Water...The River Within

Saturday 2nd March 2002
Bishop T D Jakes - Woman Thou Art Loosed Worship 2002: Run To The Water...The River Within
Bishop T D Jakes - Woman Thou Art Loosed Worship 2002: Run To The Water...The River Within

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 3 3 3
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4597-4689
LABEL: EMI Gospel EGD20334
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2002-02-08
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Peter Dilley

A feature in CR67 gives extensive background info on the controversial Bishop and his Woman Thou Art Loosed preaching/concert tours, and it certainly helps put this live recording into some kind of context. I'm all for passion in worship, and the music here is of a high standard, but there's something about TD Jakes' approach which leaves me feeling quite uncomfortable. Maybe it's the whole concept of this ostentatious, opulent man ministering to thousands of hurting and possibly vulnerable women, and the way he delivers his welcome "Are there any blessed women in the house?" which somehow isn't quite right. Or perhaps it's the almost relentess onslaught of exhortations he and others deliver in English and tongues over the songs - hype and emotional manipulation? And that's without mentioning his frenzied sermonettes. Some will accept all this as normal, but it's much more "in your face" than what I'd usually expect from any worship leader, whatever his/her churchmanship or musical genre. Read the feature first, then handle this with care.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Praise The Lord With Me (Bless The Lord With Me) [Listen]
2. Holy, Holy, Holy [Listen]
3. Your Majesty [Listen]
4. Sermonette 1 -God Loves A Worshiper- [Listen]
5. Lord, I Lift Your Name On High [Listen]
6. I Honor You [Listen]
7. Sermonette 2 -Real Worship- [Listen]
8. Be Glorified [Listen]
9. Oh Thou Most High (I Will Sing Praises) [Listen]
10. Release Your Power [Listen]
11. Sermonette 3 -The Mind Is The Battleground- [Listen]
12. Oh Give Thanks [Listen]
13. Blessing, Glory And Honor [Listen]
14. Amazing Grace [Listen]

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