15 August, 2007

Wilkinson Writes New Book on "Obscure" Verse

Atlanta, Ga - Millions of Christians across America are eagerly awaiting the next expected best-seller by Christian Author Bruce Wilkinson. Wilkinson, most well known for his Prayer of Jabez that hit the Christian book world by storm, has undertaken to write yet another "small" book that seeks to draw meaning and purpose out of what many consider to be an "obscure" portion of Scripture.

"I was meditating by my window one morning" stated Wilkinson during and interview, "and I was looking out of my kitchen window at two birds playing in a birdbath. I looked down at my Bible and this verse just jumped out at me, 1 Chronicles 26:18. In the King James it reads, 'At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.' I stopped and just closed my eyes for a moment. I felt like I was being told something here, something profound. I was having an epiphany of sorts. It was as if someone said to me 'Bruce, think on this verse.' And so I did, and I've put those thoughts on paper."

After Wilkinson's "epiphany" he immediately began to devote his time to discovering the "secrets of this obscure verse."

"I've come to the conclusion that this verse has a deep meaning" stated Wilkinson. "But it's not really the meaning of the verse that is important I've discovered. Believe me I searched high and low to try to find out what a 'parbar' is, and I still have no clue. What is important, though, is the process of uncovering the meaning of the verse. That's why it's in the Bible. It's an exercise for our minds to try and figure it out. So it teaches us that when we go through Scripture and pick out random and difficult verses and try to figure out what they mean, it shows God how much we really care and how truly scholarly we are in striving to understand his Word. When God sees how devoted we are then he's pleased with us."

At Parbar Westward has been written by Wilkinson to teach Christians how to go through the Bible and find the most difficult verses, then how to expound upon them, thus proving to God one's devotion and wisdom.

At Parbar Westward is set to go on sale this weekend.

15 comments:

Lee Shelton said...

If this proves to be even half the blessing The Prayer of Jabez was, then we're in for a treat!

Les said...

The title is cool...but the content sounds like it will leave a lot to be desired. :)

The Reformed Pastor said...

How can I learn anything from this book without the At Parbar Westward Journal to write my thoughts in!

Darrin said...

Should be more palatable to the church than an exposition on any verse regarding election!

Apparently parbar is like
"suburb", so with the causeway mentioned, I'm guessing this book deals with urban sprawl.

Daryl said...

Lee said..."If this proves to be even half the blessing The Prayer of Jabez was, then we're in for a treat!"

Ummm...Lee?

Jeff said...

WWJDATPB?

Get your trinkets at www.parbar.org

What would Jesus Do about the ParBar?

Sewing said...

Did he use lectio divina to look deep within himself and elicit his insights?

Mark said...

I can't wait check out the real website for this verse www.parbarwestward.org/
This obscure verse tell us that God loves obscure believers!

Brian said...

Could it mean that God wants us to eat Power Bars?

pilgrim said...

I'm waiting for the comic book version...

John said...

Can I have marketing rights to the Parbar Westward Lunch Box?

Doug said...

It's actually 1 Chronicles 16:28. But funny, none-the-less.

BTW, I always wanted to come out with a Prayer of Jabez study Bible that highlights all the prayers of the Bible and tells us how to use those to gain favor from God. Surprisingly, in all the Jabez hype, this was never done. I could have made millions.

ajandmac said...
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Phil said...

"Parbar" is the name of one of the gates to the city. The author is describing the placement of the guards around the city, hence, "At Parbar westward, four at the causeway and two at the Parbar."

revdavemapes said...

Oh, another'What saith Bruce?', I see.