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by William Boekestein

eBook Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian: A Practical Study of Jonah with Questions epub
  • ISBN: 0578036223
  • Author: William Boekestein
  • Genre: Christians
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Covenant Reformed Church (2009)
  • Pages: 78 pages
  • ePUB size: 1754 kb
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a Calloused Christian: A Practical Study of Jonah with Questions. is a plain, practical explanation and application of the book of Jonah.

Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian: A Practical Study of Jonah with Questions. by William Boekestein. Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian" is a plain, practical explanation and application of the book of Jonah.

Start by marking Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian as Want to. .What a disappointment. A bible study on Jonah, I enjoyed this guide

Start by marking Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I really liked Boekestein's summaries of the Three Forms of Unity, so I figured, "Hey! Let's give an adult book a try!" Nope. A bible study on Jonah, I enjoyed this guide. With 5 chapters it makes for a good, shorter bible study with very applicable reminders on how we are called to live as Christians.

A Practical Study of Jonah with Questions. Listen to an interview on "Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian You will find it gives quite a bit of useful information about the book and about the Christian life in general.

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The Book of Jonah is a book of the Nevi'im ("Prophets") in the Hebrew Bible. It tells of a Hebrew prophet named Jonah son of Amittai who is sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission. Set in the reign of Jeroboam II (786–746 BC), it was probably written in the post-exilic period, some time between the late 5th to early 4th century BC. The story has a long interpretive history and has become well known through popular children's stories

Although the book is written in the third person, the traditional view is that Jonah is the author of the book, and there is no persuasive reason to.Purpose of Writing: Disobedience and revival are the key themes in this book.

Although the book is written in the third person, the traditional view is that Jonah is the author of the book, and there is no persuasive reason to theorize about an unknown author. Date of Writing: The Book of Jonah was likely written between 793 and 758 . Jonah’s experience in the belly of the whale provides him with a unique opportunity to seek a unique deliverance, as he repents during this equally unique retreat

The book ends with Jonah brooding over Nineveh, angry with God for the grace he gave to the people Jonah so despises.

Jonah needed to expand his heart toward others-we do too. Bonnie McMaken. The book ends with Jonah brooding over Nineveh, angry with God for the grace he gave to the people Jonah so despises. On the surface, Jonah seems to be about a melodramatic and fearful man who begrudgingly obeys God's will and-in a surprising narrative twist-is actually angry when he is successful at his task. To truly understand Jonah's bitterness and fear, however, it's important we understand what Jonah is facing when God tells him to go to Nineveh.

"Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian" is a plain, practical explanation and application of the book of Jonah. It is written for those who sense (or still need to sense) that God is calling them to share his motives in doing difficult things for him. The study questions make the book a great devotional tool or group study course. "Bill Boekestein's little book on Jonah is everything that an introductory Bible Study guide should be: exegetically faithful, doctrinally sound, practically helpful, experientially warm, and colorfully written-all accompanied by prompting study questions. With the Spirit's blessing, 'Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian' will 'decallous' those who use it diligently and prayerfully, and make them pliant in the hands of the sovereign God." -Dr. Joel Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids.
Comments: (7)
I_LOVE_228
This book, based on sermons and discussions from William Boekestein's church, are well presented. Reading the book of Jonah emphasizes how many traits we share with Jonah and also reveals the character of God. Jonah ran from God's instructions for his life. It is underscored that when we sin, it affects not just us, but also others around us. Jonah shows reluctance to obey God when God gives us a task that we don't like, pettiness when someone is saved that we don't think is worthy, a focus on ourselves. God goes to great lengths to keep reaching out to us, even when we are in direct disobedience to him. I appreciated the study questions in the book and the bullet points. This would be a good book for a small group Bible study.
Jaiarton
I appreciate Boekesteins desire to be faithful to the story format but the ending left much to be desired. Jonah is like a movie you have to watch twice because he writes the book after learning his lesson, to miss that point is pretty unhelpful.
All in all there are some good points here, like how the people of Neneveh saw the grace given to Jonah and realized God was gracious, but mostly this is a short read, and pretty average. If you can get it for free it's likely worth your time, but I would not recommend buying it.
inform
I was once told that most Christians don't need to be taught as much as they need to be reminded. This book on Jonah is a good reminder. Jonah is a familiar story about the mercy and grace of God and the hard heart of His prophet. Boekestein does an admirable job of asking penetrating question that I know I've been asked before, but needed to be asked again.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
The interpretation is unexpected, but provides a lesson for all of us. The writing is amiable and personal, so it is not difficult to read, either. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Gaiauaco
Book arrived quickly.
Great content and study guide format. Good for groups or couples.
Easy to read with convicting thoughts and questions.
Mr.Savik
This is a serious but hopeful book for all of us who are Jonah's, I recommend that you read it
Golkis
This is a great little book of sermons on the book of Jonah. I must confess that Jonah is my favorite book in the Bible. In the interest of full disclosure I should mention that Rev. Boekestein is a former member of mine from Dutton URC in Michigan. Both of these facts make it easy for me to highly recommend this gem of a book.

Though originally preached as sermons, the material has been transformed into a study guide format. All five chapters conclude with questions that make this an ideal book for either group Bible studies or for one's own personal devotions. Additionally, because the material had been preached, the book brims with helpful application as well as explanation of the text. The sermonic format also serves to capture the power of the story that, in Scripture, is itself cogent and compelling.

The preface to the book sets the tone by immediately relating the story of Jonah to the average person today. Both believer and unbeliever can see themselves reflected in Jonah. Hence, Jonah serves as a means of self-examination. The preface also states up front a belief in the historical authenticity of the book. Its importance is "in order to use this book as the Holy Spirit intended it to be used we must regard it as real history". This is documented later in chapter three along with reasons why historicity matters.

Each chapter begins with the text of Scripture and ends with questions for review and further thought. Each chapter contains a wealth of helpful information condensed into easy to understand reading.

I appreciated Rev. Boekestein's emphasis on the evangelistic/missionary (i.e. outward) calling of the Christian. "God sought Jonah that he might bless others; that is why he tracked him down. If he has sought you, please understand it is for no other reason than that you might bless others." (p.35) And " if God has rescued you through a work of grace, be prepared; he has rescued you in order to work for him." (p. 49) This strikes a helpful balance to the primary focus - lessons from a calloused Christian, i.e. we are called to self-examination (inward) and therefore see our own calloused selves in Jonah.

While there are repeated mentions of the character of God in the study, I believe the book could have been strengthened by a stronger focus on God as a missionary God. Yet brevity precludes comprehensiveness. All in all this is a profitable book on Jonah and well worth one's time in study. Hopefully it will help readers be less calloused and more selfless in their own walk with the Lord.
Has an uncomfortable section where he allows that Christians may toss lots.
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