The Book of Jonah

by David Benjamin Blower

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    A radiophonic production of The Book of Jonah, narrated by Professor N. T. Wright, starring Professor Alastair McIntosh as Jonah, Sound and song by David Benjamin Blower. The physical copy comes with hand printed artwork and a booklet containing the actual book of Jonah from ye olde King James Version.

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  • DBB's book published 2016 about the awful journey of terror, meltdown, and whale ingestion that began as he worked on songs for his record The Book of Jonah.


    “David Blower has written a marvelous reflection on what may be the Bible’s most subversive and misunderstood story. Not only are his insights incisive and needed, his writing is a delight to read.” —Brian D. McLaren, author/speaker/activist

    This is The Gospel According To Jonah for today.” —Dave Andrews, author of Plan Be, and Christi-Anarchy

    “Identifying the empire—not the big fish—as the real beast in the book, this powerful and poetic re-telling of the Jonah story brings a familiar tale to life in fresh ways, and invites readers to face the challenge of engaging creatively and vulnerably with the powers that be.” —Stuart Murray Williams, author of The Naked Anabaptist, Multi-Voiced Church and Church After Christendom



    “Here he is again, ready for round two. His latest is about as unsettling as it gets. I’ve been following David’s work for some time now. I know how he operates, but he still catches me off guard. So put down whatever you’re reading, pick up this book, and brace yourself!” —Tim Nash, Nomad Podcast

    “David Benjamin Blower brings us a renewed song of hope—in the shape of Jonah wrapped up in a whale. This is a work of imagination and erudition as well as an elegy that speaks of a way of being that for so long has eluded concerned Christians. At last God has given us a prophet who dares to tell us like it is. Listen up—let Jonah help us to see our task as Christians in troubled times. Read and listen to David Benjamin Blower if you dare—but with assurance that grace is so much in abundance our fretfulness will be transformed into passion.” —Ann Morisy, author of Beyond the Good Samaritan and Journeying Out
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A radiophonic production of The Book of Jonah, narrated by Professor N. T. Wright, and starring Professor Alastair McIntosh, as Jonah. With Sound and song by David Benjamin Blower

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released March 13, 2017

Sound and Song written and produced by DBB

Narrated by Professor N. T. Wright.

Starring Professor Alastair McIntosh, as Jonah.

Extra production by Chris Donald as well as the string and brass arrangements and a great many other magic touches. Percussion and extra vocals by Mercy Levett. Djembe by Mike Peart. Martin Brookes plays the Shipmaster and other drunken sailors. Violins by Joanna Karselis. Harmonica by Douglas Garry.

Special thanks to Tim Nash and Dave Ward for their inestimable contribution.

Thanks also to Miasto Dzwiekow for use of his ambient recording: the Baltic seagulls_15022014, kindly made available under creative commons at www.freesound.org/people/miastodzwiekow/sounds/219380/

You may find further reflections on terror, humiliation and the politics of enemy-love in the book that accompanies this record: Sympathy for Jonah, also by David Benjamin Blower. It's in the march section, as well as elsewhere.

May the whale deliver us all to the Terrible Other, in love.

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David Benjamin Blower: 6-string theologian, writer and town-crier from Birmingham in the UK.

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