Jonah is a story about a reluctant missionary. He struggles to do what God wants him to do. Jonah is also a story about us. Sometimes we look just like Jonah. My prayer is that as we study this story we get a better view of God and a better view of ourselves. And that we might become a little more willing.
As we walk through this journey I am reading a new book by Tim Keller titled, “The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy.” You can find a synopsis of the book here.
I also want to point you to our friends at The Bible Project. Their overview videos are always helpful.
A shepherd and his journey