Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Life Interrupted (Navigating the Unexpected) by Priscilla Shirer

Wow!! I have been reading book after book by Priscilla Shirer and let me tell you that this God chick is on fire! Every single book I pick up and close the last page and have gained a library of wisdom to carry in my heart. 

She's honest. She's transparent and I absolutely love that about her. Priscilla writes like she is that girl next door you could share coffee with and feel completely comfortable with. The girl who can relate and so wants you to soar high with a Jesus life. 

In this selection she brings us to travel along with Jonah. She not only shares the Book of Jonah, but she makes it personal. I love the way she pens from her heart. Her words flow. It makes sense. She writes it in a way that I have yet to see in another writer. 

"Every interruption is a divine intervention." 

"When we follow God through our interruptions, when we back away from the immediate shock to realize there's more to this issue than meets the eye, we become people who can say, "We're not sure what our next assignment will be, but we only want to be where God wants us to be.""

"We've all got a Nineveh of our own."

"We'll look up one day and be completely shocked to find ourselves face-to-face with the one thing we thought we'd never want and realize it's not so bad after all."

"What if we knew this interrupted life was less about the problem and more about the process? What if we knew this roadblock or aggravation hadn't caught God by surprise even if it's come as a shock to us? What if we knew that the direction He was taking us provided opportunities we'd always dreamed about, even if they didn't look exactly the way we thought they would? What if we knew, by not getting what we want, God was ultimately giving us something better?" 

Friends, I could go on and on. This is good stuff! I have walked away again filled with encouragement and inspiration. Yes, this is one of those books that every person can relate to. We all have our own Nineveh. We can either run or follow the path God is calling us toward. It's up to us. Priscilla takes us on a journey of growth and inner choice. Choosing to see that every interruption is divine intervention is huge for me! Life changing. 

With each chapter Priscilla opens up the Book of Jonah and makes it real for us. In the back of the book she gives a sample of the workbook. I believe I'm going to grab this up. You can check it out here on Amazon

This book was a gift from B&H Publishing for sharing my review with you. 

Priscilla Shirer is a Bible teacher and conference speaker with a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She is also the author of popular books including A Jewel in His Crown, He Speaks to Me, Discerning the Voice of God, and One in a Million. The daughter of author Dr. Tony Evans, 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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