S 154 A Spiritual Reading of the Book of Jonah: On Being Turned Upside Down (2020)


Cultivating an attitude of praising God in the midst of all things could be one of the most important spiritual practices available to us in our cynical and world-weary culture.

This study guide unpacks the topsy-turvy story of the prophet Jonah, and addresses questions of spiritual life and discernment with deft humour and gravity. It invites you to reflect and to pray; to talk and to listen; and to enjoy a spiritual reading of this unusual, at times offbeat, scriptural text.

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Author: Richard Briggs

Richard Briggs is Lecturer in Old Testament and Director of Biblical Studies at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham. He is also a curate in the Church of England, and his publications include ‘Reading the Bible Wisely’ (Wipf and Stock, 2011) and ‘A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch’ (co-editor, Baker Academic, 2012).

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