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That’s the number of weeks Bishop TD Jakes’ new book Instinct: The Power to Unleash your Inborn Drive has

been on the New York Times Best Seller list.

After slipping into the No. 2 spot, it is back to reigning supreme at No. 1.

Instinct is the 56-year-old Dallas mega pastor’s 33rd published title, but his first release to ever top the

prestigious NY Times list.

The milestone was celebrated in May during Sunday morning worship at his headquarters location, The Potter’s


“A lot of people may not know the significance of being on the New York Times Bestseller’s list, that it puts you

in the front window of stores all across America,” said Jakes during a celebratory presentation led by his wife,

First Lady Serita Jakes and his Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Zunoraine Holmes.

Continued Jakes, “It also exposes you to an audience of people who would normally not pay you any attention.

That gives you credibility to enter into the marketplace and share this message of faith and empowerment in a

platform that wouldn’t normally even consider faith.”

Currently the preacher and movie producer is gearing up for his annual “Woman Thou Art Loosed” conference

scheduled to take place October 2-4 in Atlanta.

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