Jonah and the choices we make (Week One challenge)
After reading the first part of Jonah then here is your first challenge.
Jonah was called to a specific task by God, to “Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it”. But Jonah ran from the presence of the Lord. (Jonah 1: 1-6)
Reflecting on your first reading we take the questions that Denis McBride set and the choices we can make. So your first challenge is following this reading is to take half an hour to ask yourself
1) Who are you?
2) Where are you going in life?
3) What forms your outlook in life?
Based on that reflection what choices are you going to make? You may find it helpful to talk to someone you trust in your church.
Reading Denis McBride’s book Journeying with Jonah? You may want to read Part One - The First Mission alongside this week’s reading.
Do share stories and reflections with us
You don’t have to share anything private but it would be great if you could share your reflections, stories and inspirations on our social media feeds using the hashtag #RuleOfLife #CalledToRead #JourneyWithJonah
How the Jonah Challenge will work
Thank you for signing up to be part of this year’s summer reading challenge. We are delighted to be praying, reading and learning together as we study this short but important book. We also recommend that you read the companion book from Denis McBride, Journeying with Jonah: the struggle to find yourself. Together with our weekly reflections and challenges we hope we will all gain a rich understanding of what God is saying to us in our lives and how we respond.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 8
Jonah Summer Reading Challenge
Join Bishop Paul in this year’s Summer Challenge reading the book of Jonah. Sign up to this course and you will receive weekly emails encouraging you to read sections of Jonah alongside the companion book - Journeying with Jonah: the struggle to find yourself’ by the Roman Catholic scholar Denis McBride. Find out more about the challenge and how you can get involved.Course 5 PartsTotal current bookmarks 20