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Trade Paperback
108 pages
Jan 2004
Author House

The Prayer of Jabez and Christian Spirituality : A Critical Evaluation of Bruce Wilkinson's Jabez Teaching

by Matthew Power

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Book Jacket:

Over the past several years a deluge of books, study guides, and videos related to the Jabez prayer phenomenon have flooded the religious book market. The vast majority of these products have been very favorable toward Bruce Wilkinsonís approach to the Jabez prayer, touting it as an indispensable tool for success in Christian ministry. Although a number of articles criticizing The Prayer of Jabez have been written during this time, besides the present volume, very few longer evaluations of Wilkinsonís Jabez claims have been published to date. Moreover, though these publications contain valuable insights, they fail to correctly identify and/or adequately spell out some of the most fundamental problems with Wilkinsonís view of the Jabez prayer. Instead, the criticisms in these books are partly misdirected, often incomplete, and occasionally uncharitable. Matthew Powerís The Prayer of Jabez and Christian Spirituality provides the discerning reader with a book-length assessment of Wilkinsonís Jabez teachings that is serious, substantive, and balanced. Combining careful analysis with proper sensitivity, incisive yet fair, Powerís penetrating examination informs the reader concerning both the merits and the pitfalls of Wilkinsonís Jabez formula from the perspective of a biblically-informed spirituality.