Jonas Yunus Atlas


--About the author--
Jonas Yunus Atlas is a scholar, mystic and activist from Belgium. For many years he writes and lectures on religion, spirituality and God-focussed life. Jonas was born in a Christian tradition, immersed himself into Eastern religions during his youth, studied philosophy, anthropology and theology at different universities and eventually became active in various types of peace work. His texts, essays and books can be found at

Combining his academic background with his experience in activism and blogging, Jonas also initiated the Halal Monk project. During this 'journey of a Christian through Islam', he had openhearted dialogues with influential spiritual figures and important artists from the Islamic world. These fascinating talks on the intersection of culture, society and religion as well as a series of his personal reflections on verses from the Qur'an, can all be found on

--About the publisher--
Yunus Publishing produces inspiring web and print projects. It mainly publishes the texts and books of Jonas Yunus Atlas (both in English and Dutch) but also maintains his Halal Monk website and projects like, a web tool that allows people to receive weekly Gandhi quotes through a newsletter or various social media.

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Where to find Jonas Yunus Atlas online


Halal Monk. A Christian on a Journey through Islam.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,400. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Islam / Theology, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Comparative Religion
To acquaint himself with the soul of Islam J.Y. Atlas had openhearted conversations with influential Muslim scholars and artists. From Jakarta to New York this Christian theologian met with imams and Sufis, academics and feminists, punkers and poets. The result is a book full of novel insights that will help us to transcend today's cultural and religious impasses.
Breath: The Inner Essence of Meditation and Prayer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit » Spirituality / general, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit » Inspiration & personal growth
This little gem beautifully elucidates the flow of our mind, heart and soul during meditation and prayer. It explains how we can guide our inner being to moments of spiritual contemplation.

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