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Preview — The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce H. Wilkinson
The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, president of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God's miraculous power and experience the blessings God longs to give each of us. The life of Jabez, one of the Bible's most overlooked heroes of the faith, bursts from unbroken pages of genealogies in an audacious, four-part prayer that bri...more
Wilkinson is the biggest faux-scholar moron ...more
Instead I found a book written by someone who has a deep walk with God and who is committed to helping others develop a relationship with Him.
When discussing the part of the prayer of Jabez that asks God to expand his territory, the emphasis was on asking God to expand your ministry, not on expanding your stuff.
Overall, I found thi ...more
"Oh that you would bless me indeed,
and enlarge my territory,
that Your hand would be with me,
and that You would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain!"
So God granted him what he requested.
This is a verse in the New King James Version of the Bible from 1 Chronicles 4:10. It seems almost misplaced with the more than 500 names of the Hebrew family tree. Bruce Wilkinson explains that Jabez means "pain." Name meanings were a big thing in Jabez's t ...more
"For Wilkinson, the prayer of Jabez has become the secret to success in every endeavor. God is viewed as a butler who responds in a mechanical manner when certain words are recited."
The book m ...more
And Wilkinson did not necessarily say life will be peaches and puppies afterwards. He said God will prune you to make you bear more fruit (not sure how his exegesis of Joh ...more
All in all, definitely not anywhere near the extreme prosperity, name it and claim it teachings.
Not bad at all.
This book would be good for that if you needed it in a bind.
Let’s focus first on the positive aspects of “Jabez”. “The Prayer of Jabez” is a call to prayer, and it encourages the reader to pray. This, in itself, is a very good thing. Often I am amazed at the attitude of some Evangelical Ch ...more
3 December 2011
Okay, this is a very short book, but I tell you what, you can get more out of watching paint dry than actually reading this book. Somehow I get the impression that Wilkinson prayed the prayer in this book, decided to then write a book about how it works, and made a mint doing so. In these days of instant gratification a small book that takes five minutes to read is going to be much more popular than a book that actually addresses issues ...more
Wilkinson brings our attention to & breaks down a little prayer of a little-known man named Jabez. Jabez is only mentioned in two verses of the Bible. From the two verses, Wilkinson can write over 90 pages. I have this book three stars because there was a thing I loved about the book & something I didn't like so much.
First, I liked the simplicity of the prayer. It's based in scripture. Wilkinson does a great job of breaking it down for us and helping us make it applicable to our own li ...more
I hope one day to pass along the book to one of my 3 daughters and see their name(s) listed under ours. That said ,I like the encouragement Wilkinson gives as he makes you realize if you say your God's child and really be ...more
My dad read this book for the first time nine years ago when I was thirteen. He was immensely inspired and impressed. He bought the book for everyone in our family and hundreds to give away. I've read this book a couple of times but haven't in the last four or five years and decided it was time to pick it back up again.
What I Thought About the Book
Many people think of receiving great bundles of health and wealth and having a perfect life when they hear the words The Prayer of Jabez and while t ...more
"I want to teach you how to pray a daring prayer that God always answers. It is brief—only one sentence with four parts— ...more
I'm grateful that I've been taught to thank Heavenly Father for my blessings, pray for others, ask for things I need; contemplate; be patient/quiet to hear answers. Answers have come from other people, inspiration telling me to call/do/find, seeking knowledge/finding spiritual answers.
I question the wisdom of pr ...more
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