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The Jonah Complex
by Greg Haslam
Publisher:River Publishing from Joining the Dots Distribution
The Jonah Complex by Greg Haslam is an excellent book that is both critique and commentary. Critique in some ways of our church and society today – pointing out the similarities between where we are and Jonah's story and time, and commentary that works all the way through the book of Jonah highlighting and upholding the story and its worth for today. I have always been a big fan of the story of Jonah, not so much the fishy tale we get as children but the depth and intricacies that are in it about faith, about choosing to follow, about misunderstanding God's grace, notably though for me the most important part of the story of Jonah is at the end - the castor oil plant episode. To finally find a book that does not ignore or gloss over this section is lovely. Haslam instead uses it to show and hold up "the outrageous Grace of God".
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (19/02/13)