Here is how it works: 1) Grab the book closest to you 2) Open to page 123, go down to the fourth sentence 3) Post the text of the following three sentences 4) Name the author and book title 5) Tag three people to do the same.
The book at hand was recently given to me as a gift by my blogging friend Mark Wilson. It is Under the Unpredictable Plant, An Exploration in Vocational Holiness by Eugene H. Peterson.
The requested text from page 123 is:
Tarshish is a dream, a vision, a goal; Nineveh is mappable, has dust and dirt in the streets, is full of the kind of people you don’t particularly want to spend the rest of your life with (these were ancient enemies, remember), and locates a defined task.
I remind you that Jonah in Nineveh is not an ideal pastor—Jonah is not an ideal anything—but he is a pastor. The Jonah story is gracious in that it does not give us a pastoral model that is oppressive by its weight and demands.
Blessings to all,
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