Bishop T.D. Jakes is not your garden-variety preacher. While he began heading a Baptist flock, he now oversees a church that is essentially Christian but eschews denominations. As pastor of this empire, he incorporates his background in psychology to create a less rigid atmosphere. In addition to preaching, Jakes has authored numerous best-selling self-help books, hosts a popular television and radio show, and has appeared on countless gospel records.
HE-MOTIONS draws from Jakes's best-selling book of the same name, which deals with the universal issue of the problems men face in a society that values male strength often at the expense of emotions. The record collects an array of Jakes's famous cohorts, from Israel Houghton to Kirk Franklin, offering their interpretations of Jakes's message. Some of the strongest moments come from Jakes's spoken-word readings of his own work. There's a stirring moment where Jakes relates the story of a parishioner's reaction to stumbling upon his father's suicide. On HE-MOTIONS, Jakes presents topics most men (and women) are fearful to express, and does so in a manner that resonates for both the religious and non-religious.