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Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted

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In this 7-session Bible study, redefine interruption and see that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.
Paperback, 157 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Lifeway Church Resources
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Stephanie Joy
Jun 04, 2012 Stephanie Joy rated it it was amazing
The ladies small group at my church began this study in November and we just finished discussing it today (after 7 months). I know it seems like a really long time to take on a book that was only meant to be a 6-7 week study, but it was SO FULL of truth and wisdom that we felt it would be a waste to speed through it without allowing ourselves to digest all the was uncovered in Jonah. We would watch the video sessions and then take our time reading through each day's lesson together, discussing e ...more
Jessica Welch
May 12, 2014 Jessica Welch rated it really liked it
It was really great to finally get to know the real story of Jonah from a historical standpoint. As a kid when you hear the children's version it's very unbelievable so it was great to get the real deal. Also Priscilla did a fantastic job on getting me to see how I can relate to Jonah..his anger, fear in trusting God, his reasons for turning his back on God, etc. This was one of the first studies I have ever done that compelled me to examine my life and make changes because it was so well writte ...more
Nov 18, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: christianity, study
This was the selected book for a Bible study that I was a part of. We had a group of about 10-12 women most nights we met, and overall I'd say that we liked the study. There were times when we felt that the questions were too specific or leading, and we had a hard time coming up with answers. This gave us some trouble with getting discussions started in the beginning, which was unfortunate because we were a group of strangers, and we didn't really start talking a lot until the last couple of wee ...more
Lisa  Schlottmann
Jan 18, 2012 Lisa Schlottmann rated it it was amazing
This study was so awesome to me. I did it at church with the video as well. I had heard the story of Jonah as a child and always thought it was just a story to teach us a lesson. Which it is, of course. But I learned through this study that it really did happen, God really is capable of doing what He did to Jonah and there was a purpose in it far greater than I would have ever realized. I always looked at the story of Jonah as a fable. Until I became a Christian 3 years ago, I thought many parts ...more
Delinda Mauney
Jun 03, 2015 Delinda Mauney rated it it was amazing
I love Priscilla Shirer. I have done many of her studies and have read several of her books. This book is no different in her presentation. We are like Jonah. We want to be one who is a follower of Christ but we don't want our lives interrupted by things we are called by God to do. We may have something we think is better on Sunday mornings than going to church, so we go. We don't want to interrupt our lives of fun and freedom.

Little do we realize that when we are in Church, Bible Study, prayer,
Cathy Cramer
Jan 22, 2016 Cathy Cramer rated it really liked it
Priscilla Shirer is a good speaker and author, and I liked her emphasis on the different aspects of Jonah's story. There were several things that I had not noticed before in the story. She also equates Jonah's story to the Christian's going into their own Ninevah to share their faith. "It is a privilege to hear God's Word and to serve God." "He empowers us to serve." I also liked the way that Priscilla dealt with Jonah's attitude problem when his ministry didn't turn out as he'd hoped. She spent ...more
Christa Kinde
May 01, 2014 Christa Kinde rated it really liked it
Our women's Bible study used this book along with the video curriculum. I found Priscilla to be an articulate teacher of the Word. Her lessons prodded us to evaluate our attitudes where interruptions are concerned. God uses them to get our attention and put us on the path to significance.

Favorite Quotes:
"Make sure your life writes a story worth telling."
"Interesting how you can be asleep and not realize it until you've awakened."
"Our mess can become the greatest miracle of all."
"God gave the
Jun 09, 2015 Robyn rated it it was amazing
I did the video sessions last year during a Wednesday night study group at church. Due to my work schedule, I missed a lot of the sessions, but they had notes made for each missed session. I was also too busy to do the individual studies at the time, but I had this workbook saved for when I actually did have time. I got more out of it while doing the self-study during downtime/break-time at work. I've seen Beth Moore videos here & there in the past, but I like how Priscilla Shirer's videos & ...more
Jake Fraser
I LOVED listening to the videos. Shirer is like a magnet and you just can't stop watching her! Really loved it! But the workbook I really couldn't get into. Not only did the book make me feel like I had to have an issue in order to do it (or something was wrong with me) - but I just couldn't get into it in general. The only thing I got out of this study was watching the video. I have heard that she gets other people to write her workbooks (which is disappointing) I'd be curious to do anothe ...more
Jan 28, 2011 Kim rated it liked it
Loving it so far! One week left and then I'll post my rating. E' won't believe how much it parallels your book Chosen One, which I also just finished. From the story of King Jehosephat to the points being made about how one person CAN make a huge'd really like this study! And it's only 6 weeks long--not a huge time commitment but packed with lessons.
May 26, 2015 Alison rated it really liked it
Shelves: bible-study
From day one I really liked this study. Priscilla is funny, engaging, and makes you really consider your role. I liked how she reframed life's interruptions. If you find yourself in a different place in life than you planned this book and video series is for you.
Jul 02, 2014 J rated it it was amazing
For those of you that have been handed a "Ninevah" assignment that you do not really want to do, then read this book asap. You may find that you are Jonah after all.

Jun 06, 2013 MiChal rated it it was ok
Shelves: bible-studies
I am glad to be finished with this study for two reasons: 1. Apparently I'm not in a season of being interrupted; and 2) it's slow, slow, slow moving.
Sara Best
Jan 20, 2016 Sara Best rated it really liked it
A worthwhile Bible study shared with wonderful women.
Reggie Connaughton
Apr 06, 2016 Reggie Connaughton rated it it was amazing
I love Priscilla. This was a great study!
Mar 02, 2015 Susanna rated it it was ok
it was ok, redundant at times.
Oct 18, 2014 christianchicklit rated it it was amazing
Great Bible Study which challenges you to see life's interruptions in a positive light. Life doesn’t always turn out like you plan but God knows exactly where you are and has a plan for your path. Priscilla Shirer does a great job making the old testament stories completely relevant and applicable to our lives today. I highly recommend this study!
Mar 21, 2016 Carey rated it it was amazing
So far this is one of my favorite Bible studies! I love the format, and Priscilla Shirer's knowledge comes shining through as she logically leads us though activities to help us learn about Jonah.
Sep 10, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it
A great reminder that when God interrupts your life, it's for your best interest. I completed this study just as I met my husband. Now I have a family of 3 men, when only a year before I was alone.
Mar 21, 2011 Janet rated it it was amazing
What a great Bible study about how God using interuptions as divine interventions in your life!

Have you ever felt like God interrupted your life? This book shows you how really these interruptions are invitations from God to do something amazing. Something God thinks that you are the best person to handle. (reflect on that a minute)

I have never studied the book of Jonah and I loved it!

Priscilla has a way that draws you in and you can't wait for what she is going to share the next day, I highly
Lakeshia Poole
Oct 22, 2014 Lakeshia Poole rated it really liked it
We all know the "big whale" story and the fantastical side of Jonah. It's a small section of the Bible with a big story and big lesson for us all. This study broke it down in a way that I can apply to my every day choices.
Dec 23, 2012 Rlyons316 rated it it was amazing
Really great study. Have never taken such an in depth look into the book of job. God really taught me a lot through this study. Well done. I'm not really a DVD study person though. I feel u can just do the book and still get a LOT from this study. Personal opinion: Better if u have a group if ppl to discuss it with.
Tiffany Williams
Feb 22, 2011 Tiffany Williams rated it really liked it
Shelves: bible-study
Came at just the right time. Priscilla took 4 little chapters in the bible and created a 6 week bible course that helps you: a)get through an interruption, b) prepares you for an interruption, c) helps you to help others with interruptions, or d) helps you use your interruption to help others.
Great study.
Jun 29, 2016 Betsy rated it it was amazing
Thoughtful ideas on Jonah and his situation. Whale or no.
Oct 11, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing
What a great study! I highly recommend for women's groups and doing the videos. Priscilla is so down to earth and speaks the truth boldly. God revealed much of himself through the book of Jonah and turned my world upside down in a new wonderful order. My favorite women's study so far.
May 21, 2013 Kristin rated it liked it
I like Priscilla Shirer, but this study seemed to be a bit on the lighter side for me. While I did find it useful, it didn't really speak to me at this time in my life. However, I feel like I will be much better prepared for when (not if!) my life gets interrupted.
Laura Hix
May 14, 2014 Laura Hix rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Laura by: Bible Study
This study was incredible by Priscilla Shirer
I was enthralled by the study

Priscilla has a way of bring the Word to you, not simply, but in a way to understand it simply.

Jonah is a powerful Bible Study and one that I would do again

May 07, 2013 Avaught rated it liked it
The videos by Priscilla Shirer are great.....the workbook left a little to be desired....but I loved Jonah, his humanity, and his honesty in such real advice is to download her videos ......
Jun 25, 2013 Erica rated it really liked it
I liked this Bible study it really helps you look inward. Someone said I can't believe she didn't tell us to read the whole book of Jonah..I don't think she should have to say that you know you should. :)
Jan 07, 2013 Roxanne rated it it was amazing
Excellent Bible Study (trade cook also available). Used this a second time for additional material for the MasterWork Bible Study curriculum from Lifeway (Winter 2012-2013)
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