Information Nation recently asked women across the country to open up about some of the more prolific Christian authors of the 21st century and Anatesha Dunn took our challenge.
Information Nation: Thank you, Anatesha Dunn, for speaking with us today about this enlightening book.
Anatesha Dunn: Well, it’s one of my favorites – all of TD Jakes‘ books are, actually.
Information Nation: For good reason, too – right? Can you tell us a bit about it?
Anatesha Dunn: Absolutely. Bishop TD Jakes breaks down the act of healing into three simple words…
Information Nation: Sounds easy enough – What are they?
Anatesha Dunn: Person, Problem and Prescription. He says that each person’s problems have a prescription: Jesus. That’s powerful insight to pack into three little words!
Information Nation: Jakes has a way with explaining things, doesn’t he?
Anatesha Dunn: Very much so. He is very easy to follow and speaks in a way that everyone can identify.
Information Nation: Can you tell us more about the book, Anatesha Dunn, and what it means to you?
Anatesha Dunn: Jakes points out that past problems stay fresh…you know – every woman has cried herself to sleep over something…
Information Nation: Yes, that’s true…and a lot of men, too!
Anatesha Dunn: That’s another great thing about Jakes, even as a strong authority figure, he makes a point to show his feelings.
Information Nation: Well, Anatesha Dunn, what can a reader take away from this book?
Anatesha Dunn: So much… One point that I think rings out the loudest is early in the book, page 25. Jakes says that Jesus is on call 24/7.
Information Nation: That hit home for you?
Anatesha Dunn: Yes. It’s easy to get wrapped up in daily life and forget that we are never really alone.
Information Nation: So, overall, would you recommend this book?
Anatesha Dunn: I do, and have often…my copy is floating around my family somewhere right now!
Information Nation: Good luck getting it back! Thank you for giving us a small bit if insight on Jakes’ book.
Anatesha Dunn: My pleasure. Thank you for putting authors like TD Jakes in the spotlight.
About Anatesha Dunn
Anatesha Dunn believes in Joyce Meyer’s positive, uplifting messages. A fan of Meyer’s book, Battlefield of the Mind, Anatesha Dunn takes spiritual guidance from Meyer’s advice to gain control over one’s own mind and refuse to let negative thoughts intrude. It is an attitude that has served Anatesha Dunn throughout her life.
Anatesha Dunn has worked most recently for Financial Freedom in Longwood, Florida. At Financial Freedom, Anatesha Dunn assisted with taking inquiries from potential clients looking for financial advice. During her time assisting customers with their financial needs, Anatesha Dunn no doubt relied heavily on Meyer’s advice on dealing with different temperaments.
“Learn different personalities and how to live with them,” Anatesha Dunn paraphrases from Meyer’s advice. “Once you know what triggers a certain personality, you can learn how to move through certain situations to get the end results you’re looking for.”
A devout Christian, Anatesha Dunn also follows the wisdom of Bishop T.D. Jakes. Once the subject of a Time Magazine cover story titled, Is This Man the Next Billy Graham?, T.D. Jakes is highly respected among Christians, thanks to his positive, uplifting messages. Anatesha Dunn especially appreciates Jakes’ take on change.
“Jakes accepts the inevitability of change, teaching how to embrace and accept it rather than fear it,” Anatesha Dunn says. “Mixing both sacred and secular insights, he shares a unique mix of practical and pragmatic steps, coupled with the sage wisdom of scripture for which he is noted.”
Anatesha Dunn believes in giving back, having headed up and assisted with fundraisers as well as participating in volunteer work over the years. She is certified in both CPR and First Aid and, in the course of her career, Anatesha Dunn has often been trusted with matters that are confidential and of a sensitive nature.
Anatesha Dunn currently lives on the East Coast, where she is actively involved with her church. She believes in Meyer’s advice to arm yourself with God every day.
“Begin your day with prayer to get your day started,” is the advice Anatesha Dunn takes from Joyce Meyer. “End your day with prayer and reflection of what you did that day.”
Anatesha Dunn believes in following Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind in positive thinking as well. Using the power of positive thinking, Anatesha Dunn finds specific ways to impact every aspect of her life. Anatesha Dunn has learned to count her blessings, thanks to a couple of great role models.
Anatesha Dunn also believes in balance. Anatesha Dunn tries to approach every day with a cool, calm, level and objective mind.
“Life is an experience of both good and bad,” Anatesha Dunn says, taking from Meyer’s advice. “In order to really enjoy life, try to find the positive in everything.”