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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. D. Jakes Narrator: Pamala Tyson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781594836329
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After years of disagreeing on what true happiness, success, and love really is, Dave and Clarice Johnson finally face the breaking point of their marriage. When Clarice's leg is crushed in a car wreak, the obvious truth that more than just her injuries need immediate attention is finally exposed.

Clarice and Dave have differing opinions on what it means to be successful and to live a meaningful life. Clarice is driven by her quest to climb the social ladder. Dave is satisfied coaching little league and running a janitorial service. Dave feels at home in his blue jeans and pick-up truck. Clarice is a designer label-luxury car kind of woman.
After Clarice sustains injuries in a car accident, the constant presence of her physical therapist, Julie, and the mentoring relationship between Dave and Julie?s son create strife that quickly moves the Johnson's marriage to crisis. Clarice and Dave struggle to find restoration as they learn the importance of promises made and kept.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 2/17/2014

    " Our book club is currently reading this and will discuss it in Feb. We selected this title not only because of the movie but also the dynamic relationship between husband and wife which is truly tested. T.D. Jakes is an inspirational writer who uses Bible teachings to support his characters decisions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Plemons | 2/14/2014

    " Fast read about marriage relationship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 1/24/2014

    " This is a book about a married couple that has basically lost their passion. The story moves extremely slow until the middle, but it's not enough to keep the book from being on the boring side. No disrespect to the Bishop, but the writing just fell flat for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vondella R. | 1/23/2014

    " T.D. Jakes did an awesome job writing this book of character vs. society. So many times we get caught up with everyday life that we get side tracked about what's really important and neccessary for a successful life. Dave and Clarice the married couple in this story each had their own ideas of what success was. Dave's idea of success was a family, coaching a baseball team of troubled boys and owning his own business. Clarice's idea was climbing the ladder of success as a real estate agent making top dollars and living way beyond their means. But the trials and tribulation of life quickly brings forth the vows they made to each other and before God. Once the temptations, a meddlesome mother and not as much money coming in started to weigh on them the Pastor that married them had to remind them that God has to be that third cord in any marriage for it to be successful; that there are going to be test to challenge that marriage. Once they were reminded of their vows and the love that they had for one another the story builds back up to end with a positive ending. This book is a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Malika | 1/15/2014

    " I have to agree with an earlier review. The character Clarice got on my nerves, so did her Mama! The ending was too neat, and almost contrived. I think this is one only for Rev. Jakes' fans to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Capri | 1/7/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! It shows what is needed to really keep a strong marriage. We all experience things in life but we need support from others to get through it. Truly an inspiration. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/1/2014

    " This book was disappointing for sure. Unfortunately, Bishop Jakes is not a great fiction writer. The story was fine, but the follow-through was only fair. His writing of women is completely unrealistic. Maybe I just haven't been around people who talk the way that he wrote people talking, but there were just a few too many "That's whack", "Dawg" "Awright" "For real" for my taste. And he wrote with way too many metaphors, most of which didn't even make sense to me. Plus, without spoiling it, the ending with the other woman and the friend is COMPLETELY unrealistic, even though I totally saw it coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Gainer-Seay | 12/30/2013

    " This was an excellent read. I recommend this for most strong African American women trying to balance a career and marriage. This was an eye opener of how you have to be well balanced. Although you're dealing with everyday stressor you have to remain compassionate, or you may loose what you have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarita | 12/26/2013

    " very good book now I want to see the movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 12/22/2013

    " Nice, easy story about marriage and temptation within it; tragedy, friendship, men and women's point of view. Jakes writes in a casual, clear, concise style and paints a picture of regular folks and their journey with God and human troubles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/14/2013

    " Use the $9 you were going to spend on seeing the movie and buy the book. You will never regret that decision. I've read the book and seen the film and the film leaves much to be desired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Ann | 10/29/2013

    " Good story. Now it's a movie "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracee Tatum | 11/12/2012

    " This book was ok. It was about a married couple and the endure a car accident and the husband begins to fall for the wife's physical therapist, but the strength in their marriage and relationship with God, they manage to whether the storm and confront issues that neither wanted to face or deal with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 8/21/2012

    " I enjoyed this book because of the overall message, but if someone is looking for complexity, probably won't find it here. It was a good read for me because I am getting married soon so I definitely understood how Jakes message was relevant to myself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamera | 6/22/2012

    " The overall idea was a good one, however I prefer not to be hit over the head with the "moral message". The prose were a bit too conversational for my taste. One of the few times that I'll say the movie was better than the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/5/2012

    " I read this book then rented the movie. Both were good, but I liked the book so much better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 12/6/2011

    " Full review at my blog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Thompson | 11/27/2011

    " I loved this book. It is definetly much better than the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andiswa Amantombazana kwa Sokhetye | 5/14/2011

    " A lesson to be taken home and be used that the third strand can only be God. Really liked it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deana | 1/23/2009

    " The book and movie are great. Good reminder how hard marriage can be but with God all things are possible "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larissa | 12/31/2008

    " Good book, typical ending but great twist to keep things moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy Collins | 5/6/2008

    " Wonderful With Great Insight "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keshia | 10/3/2007

    " it was a good book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie | 7/14/2007

    " If I could give this 0 starts I would. This is quite possibly the worst book I have ever read. The writing was terrible, the plot more than predictable and the characters unremarkable. So boring, I quite half way through. Save yourself time and boredom, don't pick this one up! "

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About the Author

Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world’s most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books. Named by Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher,” his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House, which has a congregation of over thirty thousand. His weekly television outreach, The Potter’s House, and his daily television program, The Potter’s Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife, Serita.