Jabez Unbound

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Melissa August, Amanda Bower, Beau Briese, Rhett Butler, Belinda Luscombe, Ellin Martens, Andrea Sachs, Ryan Schick, Sora Song, Heather Won Tesoriero and Kadesha Thomas

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 Jabez (Canon). What, no TV series?

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