Years ago, I wrote a historical Christian novel titled The Brotherhood of the Scroll. The story takes place during the time when Jerusalem was destroyed by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, and her people taken into exile. The novel follows the timeline of events as described in the book of Jeremiah. In writing my novel, I fell in love with the story of the man scholars call the “weeping prophet.” Jeremiah courageously spoke God’s word to a world that didn’t want to hear him. In this anthology I’ve titled Discovering Courage Like Jeremiah’s, I’ve combined several issues of my newsletter where I used the story of Jeremiah to see how we can apply God’s word with love and compassion to controversial issues in our day.
I hope you’ll consider using this with a High School or College group study and conversation. Or, perhaps some pastors could be moved by God in developing a sermon for a church service.