Quaint and rich, with a little occasional quiet mirth. It was the book of its time. Some will think it out of date, others will, like Grosart, prize the work of 'the Bishop with royal name.' —C H Spurgeon.
The Lectures of Bishop King on Jonah present a combination of expository ability and pulpit power—specially in the element of uncompromising rebuke—which renders them a masterpiece and a model which modern preachers would do well to study. — John C Miller in his preface to The Works of Thomas Goodwin