From Jonah to Jesus: Exploring the Bible's Great Stories and What They Teach Us About God

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Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Special Projects, Georgetown University
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From Jonah to Jesus: Exploring the Bible's Great Stories and What They Teach Us About God

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Special Projects, Georgetown University
(2 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Join one of the modern world’s great Christian spirituality experts, Fr. Howard Gray, S.J,  in exploring your favorite Bible stories anew.

For as long as humans have been around, we have found comfort in stories. With Fr. Gray, you will discover newfound theological and spiritual meaning in the Bible’s great narratives.

You will discover God as both a dynamic actor in the human narrative and a witty and loving teller of tales. A masterful speaker on spirituality, Fr. Gray explores how Jesus’ storytelling technique connects to the stories in each of our own lives.

In this engaging 12-lecture audio series, you will first examine the four Old Testament stories of Jonah, Ruth and Naomi, Elijah, and Jacob. Here, you will discover the richness of God’s mercy and forgiveness, His hopes for the human family, and the ways He works toward peace and reconciliation.

Additionally, you will look at Jesus as a central figure of the Gospel narratives and as a storyteller in His ministry. Last, you will co

Join one of the modern world’s great Christian spirituality experts, Fr. Howard Gray, S.J,  in exploring your favorite Bible stories anew.

For as long as humans have been around, we have found comfort in stories. With Fr. Gray, you will discover newfound theological and spiritual meaning in the Bible’s great narratives.

You will discover God as both a dynamic actor in the human narrative and a witty and loving teller of tales. A masterful speaker on spirituality, Fr. Gray explores how Jesus’ storytelling technique connects to the stories in each of our own lives.

In this engaging 12-lecture audio series, you will first examine the four Old Testament stories of Jonah, Ruth and Naomi, Elijah, and Jacob. Here, you will discover the richness of God’s mercy and forgiveness, His hopes for the human family, and the ways He works toward peace and reconciliation.

Additionally, you will look at Jesus as a central figure of the Gospel narratives and as a storyteller in His ministry. Last, you will consider God as a storyteller, exploring the ways you can become His partner in this theology of story.

If you love stories and want to deepen your understanding of your own Christian heritage, you will treasure the beautiful insights of this course.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.

This course was previously published as Great Bible Stories: A Spiritual Journey with Fr. Howard Gray, SJ

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Rev. Gray (1930-2018) was a nationally recognized expert on Ignatian spirituality and served as Special Assistant to the President at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. From 1983 to 1989, Rev. Gray was Provincial for the Detroit Province and, from 1991 to 1995, Executive Director of the Detroit Province Spirituality Team. He was an Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology at Weston School of Theology from 1977 to 1983, and he served both as Dean and as an adjunct professor in spiritual theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California. During his long career, he also taught at Fordham and John Carroll Universities, Loyola University of New Orleans, and the University of Detroit Mercy. His many noteworthy publications include: An Experience in Ignatian Government and Studies in the Spirituality of the Jesuits.As a young man, Rev. Gray earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin from the Society of Jesus at Milford, Ohio and a Master’s degree in English from Loyola University Chicago. From there, he would go on to earn licentiates in philosophy and sacred theology from West Baden College in Indiana. From 1965 to 1968, Rev. Gray completed his doctoral studies in English as a Knapp Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.In May of 2018, Rev. Gray was involved in a car accident and subsequently succumbed to his injuries at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan. He was 87 years old.
 

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2 reviews for From Jonah to Jesus: Exploring the Bible’s Great Stories and What They Teach Us About God

  1. Sister Florence B., SSJ, FL

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    I especially like how the stories built on one another, going from Old Testament stories to New Testament stories.

  2. Brendan J K. SJ , Australia

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    It treats of themes from scripture that are applicable to everyday life – eg., friendship and hospitality – from a biblical perspective.

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