Jonah and the Storm (Week Two Challenge)
Our second challenge comes from the second part of Jonah's first chapter.
This week we have been reading the end of the first chapter of Jonah (Jonah 1: 4-17) we see him asleep on the boat and thrown into the sea when the storm comes.
Reflecting on what Bishop Paul said we take the questions he asked about how in line you think you are with his will. So your second challenge is to take half an hour to ask yourself
1) Are you in line with God’s will for your life?
2) Are you trying to run away from God’s purposes for you?
3) How can you come to terms with God’s call?
Based on your reflection how will you respond to God’s call? 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 Two - All At Sea 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
And do encourage others to sign up to the rule of life and take part in this challenge.
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 11
Jonah and the choices we make (Week One challenge)
After reading the first part of Jonah then here is your first challenge.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 2
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 12 PartsTotal current bookmarks 22