THE PROMISE OF JONADAB
September 3, 2010
A few weeks ago I caught a headline on a major news site titled, “The Next Prayer of Jabez?”
It was an advertisement for the book, “The Promise of Jonadab: Building a Christian Family Legacy in a Time of Cultural Decline,” and is written by E. Ray and Gail Pinckney Moore. The Moores have been married for 40 years and are known as pioneers in the homeschooling and Christian education movement. E. Ray Moore is founder of The Exodus Mandate Project.
“The Prayer of Jabez,” inspired by 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 and written by Bruce Wilkerson in 2000 sold 9 million copies. The book became an international bestseller, topping the New York Times bestseller list, and it received the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Book of the Year award in 2001. (Wikipedia)
1 Chronicles 4:9-10 reads,
“Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm that it would not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.