This small book on the two-verse prayer of Jabez in 2 Chron 4, has caused quite a stir in Christians circles. Without being too critical I would say that this is a light devotional look (certainly not an exposition) at an Old Testament prayer. Many good things are said about prayer, especially section 4 on praying for help during temptation. The down-side is that this is taylor-made for a consumer society looking for a way to get things for themselves. There are striking differences between this and older writers on prayer such as Torrey and Chambers.
In Jesus’ NameJanuary 9, 2011
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in […]
The Believer and PrayerFebruary 24, 2010
Prayer is the most neglected power on earth. God has given us two wonderful tools with which to get things done: work and prayer. C.S. Lewis called these the dignity of causality which God has given to His creatures. A.W. Tozer wrote that there are three legitimate ways a desire may be obtained, “one is […]
If Everything Is A Miracle, Nothing Is A MiracleDecember 27, 1999
It is the opinion of the contributors to this volume that a number of new authorities threaten modern evangelicalism directly. These authorities are often grounded in what the above confession calls “custom, or numbers, or human wisdom, or judgments . . . or visions, or miracles,” and they must be challenged when they stand against […]