Everyone loves a good Bible study.
“The Prayer of Jabez,” inspired by 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 and written by Bruce Wilkerson in 2000, sold 9 million copies with a simple message of how to live a blessed life.
Now comes another little book about an equally obscure character of faith known as Jonadab from the books of 2 Kings and Jeremiah.
“The Promise of Jonadab: Building a Christian Family Legacy in a Time of Cultural Decline,” and some will find it far more substantive and timely in its application.
Written by E. Ray and Gail Pinckney Moore, it’s the story of one family living in a time of cultural and religious collapse and how its members struggle to maintain faith in their time and throughout future generations. The Moores have been married for 40 years and are known as pioneers in the homeschooling movement and Christian education.
Interweaving what is known about Jonadab and his progeny from the Bible with contemporary stories of modern-life Jonadabs – people who have applied the same principles in their own lives – the “The Promise of Jonadab” offers a fast-paced read and a worthy Bible study with obvious applications to life in a time when many Christians feel besieged by moral and cultural collapse.
It’s a book for parents to give their children and for those sons and daughters to pass on to their children.
“It’s early to talk about Christmas gifts in 2010,” says WND Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah. “But this is an easy pick for all thoughtful early-bird stocking stuffers.”