Jabez Unbound

More than 2,500 years ago, Jabez, the 35th son of Judah, asked God to bless him and enlarge his territory. He had no idea that his 32-word prayer, wrapped inside an inspirational book by evangelist Bruce Wilkinson, would become a No. 1 best seller. Publishers of the modern world, however, have seen the light. In addition to three spin-off books from Multnomah, the tiny publisher of The Prayer of Jabez, five other publishers have Jabez-inspired books out now or in the works. Among them: Praying Like Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), I Just Wanted More Land (Xulon Press) and a parody, The Mantra of...

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