And Jabez called on God of Israel saying,
" Oh, that You would bless me indeed
And enlarge my territory
that Your hand would be with me
And that You would keep me from evil
that I may not cause pain."
So God granted him what he requested.
- 1 Chronicles 4:10
If asked why I chose this book, I'd say, "I don't know. It just happened. I just saw it, I was intrigued and I told myself I've got to read it." I've read about Jabez's name somewhere in the bible and thought of Why not hear, er, read this to know what's his story like?. And as the book's tag line said, Do you want to be extravagantly blessed by God?, I know I had to read it. Of course, we want blessings. In less than four hours, I finished the 92 pages --- in tears.
Note: Be sure to say a little prayer before reading the book, like what I normally do when reading an inspirational one. Let the Holy Spirit enlighten your mind and open your heart so you could fully understand what's in it.