Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Priceless Bargain

About a year ago I bought a little book because it was only $1 at the Half-Price book store. I hadn't heard of Bruce Wilkinson, but there were a few books in The Breakthrough Series, and I am a sucker for a set of anything. Books, rubber stamps and pretty paper, if it comes in a set I have to have them all. Just to have and look at, not necessarily to use. Anyway, fast forward to our Bible study book, Set Apart by Bruce Wilkinson. Rings a bell. I found that little book called the Prayer of Jabez and read it this weekend.

Now I know that I throw around the term "It changed my life" a little too frequently in response to books that I read. But, I do believe that everything we touch has the power to change us, maybe not in mind-blowing ways, but in ways that can alter the way we view life as it comes at us. Or life as we hurtle through it. This is a book that has the power to change a life.

Last week I saw the book at the Dollar Store. A whole bunch of them. Yesterday, as I was reading it, I was wishing there was a way to go buy some so I could share them with anyone who is ready to have their perspective on what God wants for them changed. The only obstacle to going to the Dollar Store was my Monday babysitting job. As I was thinking about who might be willing to go there for me, the phone rang. My babysitting kids were sick. I was not needed. God had made a way for me to go buy a bunch of these books.

Wilkinson uses this analogy: Instead of standing near the river's edge, asking for a cup of water to get you through each day, you'll do something unthinkable-you will take the little prayer with the giant prize and jump into the river! If you are ready to jump into to the adventure that God has waiting for you, be someone who wants to follow hard after Him, I have a book for you. Free. Seriously. I have 20 copies. If you aren't local, email me. I'll send you one. The only catch, share your journey with someone else. I'll be sharing with you every Tuesday on the blog. Or the playground. Or the grocery store. You know I can't keep my mouth closed when I'm excited about something.


  1. Debbie- I am so excited for you. I am glad God is speaking to you through this book.

    The first time I read this book, it was like "wow", and I think I ended up reading it like 4 or 5 times.

    Then he came out with "Secrets of the Vine". If you find that book, that's the next in his series.

    THEN, he has "A life God rewards". I would gladly mail you my copies of the last two if you would like to borrow and read.

    They are very good!!! They also have "prayer of Jabez for Kids" as well as "Secrets of the Vine for Kids".

    Seriously, if you were blessed by Prayer of Jabez, I will mail you my copies of the next two. Just email me.

    Yaaaaaaaa! I am so happy for you, and I know God will bless you for sharing this book:)

    Love ya, Heaven
    (My lungs don't hurt today...one step closer to being better)

  2. I love when God leads me to awesome bargain books!!!

    I also found that book at a bargain a few years ago. Not 1$ but it was on sale. Great inspirational book!

    I've found great books at Good Will. I don't like to clothes shop, the trying on and all that...but I love to book shop! I have several memories of finding books at different stores while wondering in the first place why I was even drawn to going in. Then realizing..."Ah, Lord, this is why I'm here."

    be filled and blessed in your new revelations...