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by Douglas M. Jones

ISBN: 1885767889
ISBN13: 978-1885767882
Language: English
Publisher: Canon Press (June 15, 2001)
Pages: 60
Category: Humor
Subategory: Drollery

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Rating: 4.1
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Wilkinson told us to be gimpers for God; Jones shows us how to be kippers for Go.

Wilkinson told us to be gimpers for God; Jones shows us how to be kippers for God. In this parody the conservative Christian author allows humor to reveal the more ridiculous assumptions driving the original book. Each chapter of the original is turned inside out so that we can really see what's being said. Though the parody is rather ruthless in its humor, it is not hopelessly cynical just for the sake of mockery. It points to a more constructive vision, a vision of Christianity's inherent riches of truth, beauty, and goodness that the original Jabez book passively trivializes.

Douglas M. Jones' The Mantra of Jabez is a biting and at times almost cruel parody of the t" theology plaguing much of Evangelicalism and especially prevalent in the hoopla surrounding Bruce Wilkinson's The Prayer of Jabez. The concern for earthly comforts, the disdain for the spiritual value of suffering, and the reliance on "quick fixes" that seem to range fromt the formulaic to the superstitious all are skewered as Jones aims at the pinnacle of pop Evangelical "devotions".

The Mantra of Jabez book. Wilkinson told us to be gimpers for God; Jones shows us how to be kippers for God. Each chapter of the original is turned inside ou Bruce Wilkinson's best-selling book, The Prayer of Jabez, is so popular with Evangelicals it just had to be bad.

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A mixture of delightful mimicry, Swiftian-strength theological satire, and inspired silliness in the great Monty Python tradition, The Mantra of Jabez (subtitled "Break on Through to the Other Side") is a bracing tonic. -John Wilson, Christianity Today.

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After such an epiphany, one could claim that they passed on to the other side. Aldous Huxley borrowed the title of his book from a stanza in William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Break On Through (To the Other Side)" Track Info.

Bruce Wilkinson's best-selling book, The Prayer of Jabez, is so popular with Evangelicals it just had to be bad. Wilkinson told us to be "gimpers" for God; Jones shows us how to be kippers for God. In this parody the conservative Christian author allows humor to reveal the more ridiculous assumptions driving the original book. Each chapter of the original is turned inside out so that we can really see what's being said. Though the parody is rather ruthless in its humor, it is not hopelessly cynical just for the sake of mockery. It points to a more constructive vision, a vision of Christianity's inherent riches of truth, beauty, and goodness that the original Jabez book passively trivializes. Get this parody for the laughs; get it for something greater.
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Kulasius
The good folks at Credenda/Agenda, a journal of Reformed theology and opinion, have issued a line of parodies skewering various forms of silliness that have overtaken the Evangelical Protestant landscape. Any who have read Credenda/Agenda know it is sometimes caustic, usually challenging, and always Calvinist. This series shows they can also be extremely funny - shattering the common image of Reformed folk as people whom God has predestined to be humorless.

Douglas M. Jones' The Mantra of Jabez is a biting and at times almost cruel parody of the "name-it-and-claim-it" theology plaguing much of Evangelicalism and especially prevalent in the hoopla surrounding Bruce Wilkinson's The Prayer of Jabez. The concern for earthly comforts, the disdain for the spiritual value of suffering, and the reliance on "quick fixes" that seem to range fromt the formulaic to the superstitious all are skewered as Jones aims at the pinnacle of pop Evangelical "devotions".

The fact that a relatively obscure Scriptural passage concerning a relatively obsure individuak could be taken completely out of context and transformed into a "sure fire" prayer to turn one's life around demonstrates the increasing banality of the Evangelical landscape. The difficulty in sustaining a parody is that the original is so bland as to make satire difficult. Great parody requires either distinguishable characteristics or an "over the top" execution to highlight and lampoon. The Prayer of Jabez is so horribly bland that it is little more than a Christianized infomercial. Jones does the best he can do given such bland material and to his credit manages more than a few laughs.

Although not as knockdown funny as one might hope, The Mantra of Jabez is still a worthwhile read. If nothing else, it manages to point out the increasing triviality rampant in American Evangelicalism. The problem is will those who follow Wilkinson's book realize this one is a parody?

Abandoned Electrical
This had to have gotten others to think. We jump on the bandwagon of "easy" blessings. Never having read a parody of Christian literature -- this is the answer for those who refuse to read a SERIOUS critque of "questionable" books. thanks....

Vrion
There's not doubt in my mind that Wilkinson's Prayer of Jabez is on theologically shakey ground (which is why I was interested in reading this book). However, so is the smarmy sarcasm of this author in response to Wilkinson's errors. Clearly from scripture we are to confront false teaching but it is to always be tempered by the fruit of the Spirit. Sarcasm is not listed in my Bible as part of the fruit of the spirit. Straightforward apologetics is certainly called for in the face of false teaching but to build a ministry around sarcastic parody is quite frankly not Christlike. The author also obviously has some theological axes to grind beyond what is covered in the Prayer of Jabez which come through in this little ditty as well.

Yozshujinn
I believe the best thing about Doug Jones' work here is not the hilarity of his parody, but the soundness of his critique. Having read Prayer of Jabez a while back, a lot of the more pointed jabs elicited guffaws from me. The satire really is good. But what I really liked about this book - particularly in contrast with Nathan Wilson's parody, Right Behind - is that Mr. Jones really showed quite powerfully exactly what was wrong with Wilkinson's position, and I thought he offered a brief but substantial explanation throughout of better ways to view things. He wasn't just making fun of the book; he was also offering a replacement.

So in short: good parody, but the critique of modern evangelicalism was the real gem. Gives a short, concise summary of some of the problems in the church today, and offers a glimpse of some of the solutions. Swell book.

Gribandis
Unlike "Left Behind", which was brilliantly satirized by the parody "Right Behind", I did read "The Prayer of Jabez", of which this book is the parody. In my opinion, "The Mantra of Jabez" is not quite as successful as "Right Behind", which is not to say it's bad. For one thing, it's probably easier to parody a work of fiction than it is to parody what basically is a sermon in book form. This book does make some good points, in a satirical fashion, of course. While the original seems to indicate that Jabez was more honorable than his brothers because of his prayer, this book makes the point that his prayer was answered because he was more honorable, a big difference. But the author seems to be intent upon imparting a certain strand of Reformed theology and ridicules everything that falls outside of its scope. Nevertheless, there are some weaknesses in the way "The Prayer of Jabez" is utilized, and this book is very faithful in pointing those out in a humorous fashion.

Vertokini
The title rings of the jubilation my brother had after reading the book. Yes, both he and I are convinced beyond a doubt that it's time to quit our jobs and wait for the second coming while teaching others sentences. All because of this wonderful little book.
Part of our problem was that we weren't blessed with the shallow arminian upbringing that inspires fit bodies and flabby minds. Instead, we grew up orthodox, then as teens found ourselves attracted to reformed thinking. Fortunately, this book has turned the table on God, giving us the formula to compel Him to give us the gifts He wanted us to have in the first place.
The only thing that could have made this parody even funnier was to incorporate some infomercial-type-techniques. Oh well, you can't have everything. Oh wait, what am I saying, I suppose I could if I could just remember how that mantra goes.
Now the only thing left to do is to convince our Lord to let my brother and I to sit at the right and left hand when we get to His Kingdom.

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