Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ — Titus 2:13
It is an ideal topic for a ‘Sunday School’ story, full of drama, suspense, divine intervention, and a happy outcome. Yet, this book is not just for children; it is a prophetic word for all of God’s people. While some will scoff at the notion that this prophet spent three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, Jesus Christ treated it as a historic fact. More than that, He made Jonah’s three-day underworld excursion a sign of His burial, which is an important component of the gospel: Christ died, was buried, and rose again, according to the Scriptures (I Corinthians 15:3-5). Jonah was the reluctant prophet who became a revivalist; revival came from both his disobedience (running from God) and obedience (preaching in Nineveh).
In ‘The Reluctant Revivalist: Understanding the Book of Jonah,’ you will learn about:
- Why did Jonah, a man of God, flee from the presence of the LORD?
- Is the story of the whale fact or fiction?
- Was Jonah alive or dead in the whale’s belly?
- There are miracles in the Book of Jonah. What are they?
- Why does Jesus liken Himself to the prophet Jonah?
- What’s Jonah’s connection with revival?