Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected

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B&H Publishing Group, 2011 - Religion - 215 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Elisha Baker - Goodreads

I had a really hard time getting into this book. Maybe just because of where I'm at in life. The last 4 chapters I thought were great and really gleaned some great insights and challenges but up until then; while I enjoyed the book, I just had a hard time staying motivated to read it. Read full review

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User Review  - Renee Stamp - Goodreads

A fresh way to look at the story of Jonah. We often look at the "interruptions" in our life and are not happy with them. By trusting that God is in control, we open ourselves to an awesome opportunity ... Read full review

Contents

And Now for Something Completely Different
1
Consider It a Privilege
15
Story of Your Life
32
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
46
Slippery Slope
59
WakeUp Call
72
A Fish Called Grace
95
Making Change
110
Theres More Where These Came From
126
Go to Ninevah
152
God on Our Own Terms
170
The Many Moods of Jonah
186
Notes
213
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About the author (2011)

Priscilla Shirer is a Bible teacher who enjoys bringing the stories of Scripture to life. She is also the author of popular books including One in a Million, A Jewel in His Crown, and Discerning the Voice of God. Priscilla is married to her best friend Jerry with whom she founded Going Beyond Ministries. And while Priscilla loves ministry, she prioritizes her role as wife and mother. Between writing and studying, she spends the majority of her time cleaning up after their three fabulous sons.

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