A prophet refuses God’s commands, flees across the waters, is thrown overboard by zealous pagan sailors, saved by a giant fish and cast up on a beach.
So begins one of the Bible’s most famous stories, one which has intrigued Christian readers for centuries. Is Jonah a Christ-like figure, spending three days in the belly of the whale before being sent to save a lost city? Or is he a disobedient sulker whom God teaches a lesson about love and mercy?
Warning Signs unravels the meaning of this short Old Testament book. In six engaging and thoughtful studies, Andrew Reid follows Jonah’s journey to the city of Nineveh. He considers what God might be teaching Jonah through the voyage, and what lessons we ourselves can learn about God’s compassion, his power and his patience.
An ideal study for individuals or groups which will improve your understanding of this Bible book and help you obey God as he reveals himself in Scripture.