My two recent books have referenced René Girard’s Mimetic theory. If you want to learn more about this theory, and why it is so important for understanding life, Scripture, and ourselves, below is a video I recorded about all of this last year.
In my own prayer life, I find it helpful to pray the prayers of Scripture. I sometimes pray the prayer of Daniel in in Daniel 9. Or the prayer of Jesus in Matthew 6. Or any of the numerous prayers of Paul found throughout his letters, such as the one at the end of Ephesians 3. I especially find it helpful to pray the Psalms. There is a Psalm for every emotion.
If you do something like this, the one prayer in the Bible I encourage to never pray is the prayer of Jonah in Jonah 2. It may be the worst prayer in the Bible.
That is what we are going to begin seeing today as we look at Jonah 2:1.
My new book, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, is available on Kindle Unlimited for a short time. This allows you to try out the book absolutely free so that you can decide whether or not you want to buy it.
I have written a new book called Nothing but the Blood of Jesus. It comes from a much larger and longer online course I am teaching. The book looks at 5 words and various texts related to each one. The course looks at 52 words, and various texts. Yes, the course is going to be HUGE! Buy the book to get a flavor for the course.
It is Easter week, and it just so happens that we are looking at Jonah 1:17 today, in which we read that Jonah spent three days in the belly of a fish. In Matthew 12:40, Jesus uses this event to talk about how He will spend three days in the grave.
By looking at my study guide for my new book, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, you will see what kind of questions are answered in the book. If these are the sorts of questions you want answered, then you will find my book helpful.