Playing with Dragons: Living with Suffering and God (Paperback)Andy Angel (author)
Paperback 138 Pages / Published: 25/09/2014
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There be dragons all over the Bible. From the great sea monsters of Genesis to the great dragon of Revelation, dragons appear as the Bible opens and closes, and they pop their grisly heads up at various junctures in between. How did they get there and what on earth (or indeed in heaven) are they doing there? From Chapter One. This is a book for those who find standard discussions of faith and suffering frustrating. Andy Angel opens up the rich biblical tradition of living with God in the midst of suffering. He takes the reader on a journey of exploration through biblical texts that are often overlooked because of their strangeness - texts about dragons. He shows how these peculiar passages generate a language of prayer through suffering in which people share their anger, weariness, disillusionment, and even joy in suffering with God. Angel explores how such 'weird' Scriptures open up a whole new way of praying and reveal a God who approves of honest spirituality, a spirituality that the Bible holds open but too many of its interpreters do not.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
Number of pages: 138
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 9 mm
"This is a magical little book from a seriously able teacher whose treatment of the subject, and notably of the book of Job in chapter four, is exemplary." -Lavinia Byrne, Church Times, 14/08/2015
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