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Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2011
From telemarketers to traffic jams to twenty-item shoppers in the ten-item line, our lives are full of interruptions. They're often aggravating, sometimes infuriating, and can make us want to tell people what we really think about them. But they also tell us something quite important about ourselves.
The prophet Jonah's life was interrupted by a clear call of God that made him mad enough and scared enough to run in the completely opposite direction. Yet it wasn't really an interruption. It was an opportunity for Jonah to be involved in something the likes of which the Old Testament world had never seen: national revival in a Gentile country.
What if Jonah had seen God's interruption for what it truly was—a divine intervention that held more adventure and possibility than any other thing he could have been doing at the time? What could have felt any better than being directly in the center of God's will?
Yet we play it that same way—always running from major pains and minor problems that just don't seem to suit us at the time. Who knows what we're missing by being so interruption avoidant? In this very personal account of opportunities lost and lessons learned, popular conference speaker and author Priscilla Shirer shows how to embrace the amazing freedom and fulfillment that comes from going with God, even when He's going against your grain.
Priscilla Shirer is a Bible teacher and conference speaker with a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Also a popular author, her books include the New York Times Best-Seller, The Resolution for Women, One in a Million, and Life Interrupted. She is also the lead character in the War Room movie. Priscilla is married to Jerry with whom she founded Going Beyond Ministries. They have three sons and live in Dallas, Texas.
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What if Jonah had seen God's interruption for what it truly was - a divine intervention that held more adventure and possibility than any other thing he could be doing at the time? What could've felt any better than being directly in the center of God's will?
Yet we play it that same way - always running from major pains and minor problems that just don't seem to suit us at the moment. Who knows what we're missing by being so interruption avoidant? In this very personal accout of opportunities lost and lessons learned, popular conference speaker and author Priscilla Shirer shows how to embrace the amazing freedom and fulfillment that comes from going with God even when He's going against your grain.
maggie5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing !!!!June 29, 2017maggieQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Amazing writer, brings the bible to life in ways that relate to my life .... spot on !!!!!
bw3lIndianaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Insightful, captivating, entertainingApril 25, 2013bw3lIndianaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Priscilla takes the book of Jonah and applies the teaching to real life living. I had no idea there was so much to learn from Jonah. She uses real life illustrations to help bring her point home. Loved it!
TBemman03Grand Blanc, MIAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Fabulous book. Ms Sherier brings the Bible alive!September 22, 2012TBemman03Grand Blanc, MIAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Our Bible study group leader choose this book and I for one am very grateful. It brings a whole new peospective on the book of Jonah. Ms Sherier brings the Bible alive and relevent to us today. A Fabulous and quick read.
HaelieAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Judging Jonah? Not after this book. I am Jonah.October 15, 2011HaelieAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Unexpected interruptions in life and schedules...truly the story of my life.
In writing Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected, Priscilla Shirer has practically written much of the story of my life. And she has never even met me! How is this?! Apparently my life situations and struggles are not quite as unique as I once thought. What a comforting realization.
Of all of the books I have read in the past few months, I would say this one speaks most specifically to me. As a matter of fact, I believe that you may discover the same for yourself if you so choose to venture into the waters of Jonah's story as told by Priscilla.
Jonah's story may be a bit familiar to most who have read the Bible or even heard Bible stories throughout their life. However, I have never read nor thought of Jonah's story in quite the way Priscilla Shirer presents it in Life Interrupted. For probably the first time ever, I actually found myself identifying with Jonah rather than judging him.
Have unexpected, even unwanted interruptions come your way causing your life course to be frustratingly altered?
Have you had a very large virtual fish swallow you in order to force you back on a path or mission you were trying to avoid and even run from?
Then I share with you something Priscilla says on this matter,
"_No matter how remote and relaxing, nothing fills the void of the abandoned purpose. Nothing feels the same anymore when you're running from God."
Have you made a mess of your life in the past?
Then, I echo a quote Priscilla shares by a lady named Carol Kent when she says,
"My mess has become my greatest message."
If you can say yes to any or all of the above, you may identify with Jonah more than you think. And you will definitely identify with Life Interrupted.
Additionally, I would like to leave you with an encouraging and true reminder from Priscilla,
"When we respond to our second chances by obeying Him with new determination, entirety, and abandon, His Word and work can do amazing things through us, enough to spill over into second chances for lots of others."
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher from B&H Publishing Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
smartypantsFresno, CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyed the book and inspired by it.September 28, 2011smartypantsFresno, CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Many of my friends have read this book and are being inspired by it.
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