Jonah and telling the news (Week 5 Challenge)
In the final chapter (Jonah 4) we have seen that God doesn’t always respond how we want. Jonah responds in an angry, sulky manner to God.
Our challenge for this week is to reflect on how you
1) feel when God doesn’t do what you think he should in your life and the lives of others?
2) experience God’s mercy and forgiveness in your life?
3) would you respond to God’s closing question to Jonah?
You may find it helpful to do this with others in church.
Reading Denis McBride’s book Journeying with Jonah? You may want to read Part Five - The Unfinished Ending 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. Your final reflection and challenge will come on Monday.
With our blessings
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