Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
I can’t remember the last time I shed tears while going through a biography, because I did this time. Everything about Eric Metaxas’ work is beautiful. Excellent. I was not only impressed but so moved that I feel the words I just used are an injustice to his great work. It is obvious by now that I’m impressed and highly recommend reading (or listening) to Bonhoeffer’s story by the author already mentioned. No author can produce a great work without being engrossed in his subject. This is obvious in the meticulous research and captivating Continue Reading [...]

The ‘Spiritual’ Books I Read In 2013

I've published 'other' books I read in 2013 here. Everything we read shapes and impacts us. It makes a difference to our spiritual journey. There are many God-inspired books available as much as there are some to stay away from. Fortunately I haven't come across one in while. I only started, this blog, I Am Jonah later in the year and thus never wrote much about books. On the other hand, starting this blog is not primarily for reviewing books like I did here. I only will do that if it falls in like with the general theme. Not that I will always Continue Reading [...]

Pagan Christianity?: A Review

This was a book I never rushed to finish. Partly because I have been reading other books and working on my theology assignments. The other part of it is that I wanted to be careful to take as much in and reflect on some of the things put forward by Frank Viola and George Barna. It is apparent that Pagan Christianity? is well thought out, researched and crafted. It was not “slap dash” work. Frank and George do communicate a heart for the Church as God intended. It is clear they have a sound understanding of the Church and her purpose. Thus Continue Reading [...]

View After Church

  My view after worship gathering with the Church today. Somehow I always have a different perspective on the same thing after "encounter" with God in worship and listening to His word. Interacting with the Church i.e. other Christ-followers also helps. Sometimes I don't "feel like it" but I'm grateful that God allows me to connect with people and Himself in the life-changing experiences.   . Continue Reading [...]

Success When God Sends

Jonah's story, the one in the Bible, starts with God's word "coming" to Jonah (Jonah 1:1). (This is one of those moments my head says, "Whatever that means"). God reaches and speaks to us differently at different times, as different people. God sends us. How humbling. Related: ME | What The Assignments God Gives Reveal (Part 1) GOD | What The Assignments God Gives Us Reveal [Part 2] OTHERS | What The Assignments God Gives Us Reveal [Part 3] So, God sends Jonah, he didn't go where he should have at first, but ended up seeing an entire Continue Reading [...]

The Nice “Small” Feeling

  I love moments when I look up and just feel small. They remind me how small and frail I am. That I am not the center as I sometimes believe or want to be be. They remind me that God is not as small as I sometimes make Him to be. These moments remind me there's so much more to my existence than the mundane. Looking up and feeling small today reminds me that God still has plan for me. You have these kind of moments? What do they remind you of? Continue Reading [...]