Adam's Dream: Human Longings and the Love of God - The 2008 Mowbray Lent Book
By: Keith Jones (author)Paperback
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This book is a personal exploration of how Christianity makes sense of life and how the Bible can point the way to a quality of existence that may surpass expectations. The author writes, "In this book, I hope to encourage others (as well as myself) to receive what we believe God wants to give us. Through reading the Bible and entering into what is there, we may find ourselves drawn closer to the mysterious being called God. Out from the words in the Bible, meanings and associations run in all sorts of directions, linked with people, events and ideas. Different themes have stirred me, they have chosen me as much as I have chosen them. Tracing directions from the Bible is something anyone could do; I would like to think others may find fresh possibilities in this approach."Keith Jones writes with an engaging accessibility, an educated voice and a reflective tone. He draws on his experience both as an individual and as a member of the wider Christian church, now immersed in Cathedral life. He does not ignore other writers on the Bible, particularly those whose influence is known in history, but draws them into his reflections.
He looks at what has influenced him in his appreciation of Scripture and of God - be it music, books or the events of his life.Convinced that to immerse oneself in the stories and ideas of Scripture not only brings one closer to God, but also enriches and fulfills life as it is lived every day, he is a persuasive advocate of the ongoing relevance of the Bible to modern life.
Keith Jones was born in Shrewsbury. He read English and then the Part 2 Theology course at Selwyn College, Cambridge in the 1960s and was trained for the priesthood at Cuddesdon College, while Robert Runcie was principal. In 1996 he was appointed Dean of Exeter. He was made Dean of York in 2004 and has made a priority of developing strong participation by York Minster in the life of the city and the diocese.
1. As the Maker and Controller.; 2. The Fall: A Change of Gear. God's Interaction with the World Considered as Drama; Liturgy Interpreted as Drama.; 3. The Song of Songs: A Passage Examined.; 4. Job's Protest: The Book Seen as a Dramatic Work.; 5. Bethlehem: Observations About the Stories Surrounding the Birth of Christ.; 6. Two Parables of Jesus: The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal Son.; 7. Romans Chapter: The Tension Between Flesh and Spirit as Examined By St Paul.; 8. Hope and Destination.
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