The Jonah Project

I love the story of Jonah. In the summer of 2013, while backpacking with my family in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park, our son Thomas asked me about my progress in memorizing the Book of Jonah, a mere 48 verses. He challenged me to get it completely memorized within a year. So, I committed myself to begin what I call “The Jonah Project.” That year, beginning on the first Monday of Advent, in early December 2013, I took time every week, for 52 weeks, meditatively reading the Book of Jonah, one verse a week, reflected upon Jonah’s journey in writing. The Jonah Project explores the ancient world of Jonah, across 52 weeks, a verse a week, journeying with the prophet Jonah into the compassionate, fruitful heart of God.

Jonah Project 52

And should I not have concern for the great city? Jonah 4:11 JONAH CHAPTER 4: ReviewThis Jonah Project has reflected ...
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Jonah 4:11 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than ...
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Jonah 4:10 But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or ...
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Jonah 4:9 But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” “It is,” ...
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Jonah Project 48

Jonah 4:8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so ...
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Jonah 4:7 But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the plant so that it withered ...
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Jonah 4:6 Then the Lord God provided a leafy plant and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade ...
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Jonah 4:5 Jonah had gone out and sat down at a place east of the city. There he made himself ...
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Jonah 4:4 But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?”Whenever we hike in national parks, I ...
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Jonah 4:3 “Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” Hamlet ...
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Jonah 4:2 Jonah prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That ...
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Jonah 4:1 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. In your view, what’s wrong with the ...
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When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring ...
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Jonah 3:10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did ...
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Jonah 3:9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will ...
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Jonah 3:8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give ...
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Jonah 3:7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do ...
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Jonah 3:6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, ...
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Jonah 3:5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, ...
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Jonah 3:4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be ...
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Jonah Project 32 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lordand went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; ...
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Jonah 3:2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Our world ...
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Jonah 3:1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time. I believe in a God of ...
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From inside the fish Jonah prayed to the Lord his God. ~Jonah 2:1 This Jonah Project blog reflects upon one ...
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