A Survey of Jonah
Who hasn't heard of Jonah? The brunt of numerous jokes and the classic example of a rebel, Jonah stands as the best known of all the prophets. His story—familiar to young and old alike—has been proclaimed, analyzed, criticized, and assaulted for centuries. Viewed by critics as something between parable and fable, the veracity of Jonah's book has suffered greatly. To most scholars, it's merely a myth, little more than a humorous legend that originated in the mind of some creative soul in antiquity. Nevertheless, it remains preserved by God . . . because it was inspired of God. From the account, we find extremely practical food for thought. And to the surprise of many Christians, the book of Jonah is the clearest revelation in all the Old Testament of the missionary heart of our God. Jonah is not the story of a whale but of a nation in desperate need of deliverance . . . and a messenger who was reluctant to go and announce the truth.
Individual message on CD or MP3
Copyright © 1980, ℗ 2011 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights are reserved worldwide.
This Insight for Living production is for your personal use only. Civil and criminal copyright infringement occurs when this production is uploaded to the Internet, publicly performed, copied, or placed on any information storage and retrieval system now known or yet to be invented, without prior written permission from Insight for Living.