I just finished "The Mantra of Jabez," by Douglas M. Jones, a funny funny book. In it you learn to be a "kipper for God." A kipper is "a small fish, smoked and salted, that is kept in a dark vacuum-sealed tin." He does this by teaching "you how to chant a daring mantra that, unlike burdensome traditional prayers, God always has to answer. It is brief, which is really nifty for modern evangelical attention spans--only one sentence with four parts. You can even shorten it more if you remove all of the consonants. Just hum the vowels." In the booklet he goes on to teach you an effective method for creating sentence sharing opportunities by chanting this simple mantra. It's a funny, in that the truth hurts about us evangelicals, but convicting book.