Jeremiah: A Prophet of Surprises

Robin Payne

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God’s call to service took the prophet Jeremiah by surprise, and some of his responses to God and his calling seem strange to us. His ministry took place at a time of crisis for God’s people. The message God gave him to speak was unexpected. Jeremiah’s book helps us to understand more of the amazing God who is involved in our lives. Our God, whom we encourter in the pages of the book of Jeremiah, always surpises us, no more than when God comes to meet us in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet leads us to God, whose depths we can never fathom.

This book is designed for personal reading or for use in discussion groups.

Rev. Dr Robin Payne has been lecturing in Old Testament at Ridley College, Melbourne since 1984. After studying at Sydney University, she worked as a high school language teacher. Theological studies led to her involvement in religious education in several Anglican schools, as well as to serving as a parish pastoral assistant, and later as Deacon. Robin completed her postgraduate research in the Old Testament at Ridley College, under the supervision of Bishop John Wilson. She was among the first women ordained to the priesthood by the Archbishop of Melbourne in 1992, and now combines her lecturing with serving as Parish Priest of St Augustine’s Moreland in a part-time capacity.

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