As the musical accompaniment to the best-selling book of the same name by acclaimed pastor T. D.
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19
As the musical accompaniment to the best-selling book of the same name by acclaimed pastor T. D. Jakes, this 12-cut collection is an almost-sure thing as it leaves the gate. A diverse and impressive lineup of gospel, contemporary Christian, and urban/mainstream artists wonderfully capture the book's theme of female self-empowerment. Patti LaBelle lends trademark smoke to the marquee ballad "Always There," while all four women of the Winans gospel matriarchy—Angie, Debbie, Vickie, and Mom—lend their voices on the devout and deliciously hip-hop flavored "Praying Women." Some of the other many strong shots come from Helen Baylor ("Finally"), Karen Clark-Sheard ("Fatal Attraction"), and Dottie Peoples ("Closing In") in a set that is poised to receive a rush of well-deserved attention.—GE