The story of Jonah is one of the most familiar in the Bible. Every child will eventually meet this stubborn prophet who got swallowed by a great fish. Jonah’s example may not be the great missionary tale we’re hoping for. Yet if we’re honest, we can relate to Jonah far more than we would like to admit.
In Stubborn Prophet, Faithful God, William Boekestein shows us God’s saving power in our Jonah-like weakness. Offering key insights on how to understand Jonah, he examines the historicity of the book and unfolds the text with careful exegisis and practical application. Through Jonah’s example, we will learn to see the pattern of our stubborn hearts and the blessing of God’s faithful love for the lost.
"Bill Boekestein's masterful little work on Jonah is everything that an introductory Bible Study guide should be: exegetically faithful, doctrinally sound, practically helpful, experientially warm, and colorfully written." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
"Drawn from the biblical text, theologically and experientially rich, and relevant for our daily lives, this study on Jonah should be read, meditated upon, and put into practice. May it receive the reading it deserves!" - Daniel Timmer, Professor of Biblical Studies for the Doctoral Program at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary