Jonah, the Reluctant Missionary Paperback
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Jonah, the Reluctant Missionary
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Jonah, the Reluctant Missionary by D. Peter Burrows was published by Gracewing in June 2008 and is our 47951st best seller. The ISBN for Jonah, the Reluctant Missionary is 9780852446522.
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JonahBarry Vendy, via The Good Book Stall
The Book of Jonah is seen as a parable, rather than history. That pleases this reviewer! But some readers may struggle with Burrows’ use of the formula, ‘Once upon a time…’
Burrows takes Jesus’ mention of the ‘sign of Jonah’ (Matthew 12.39-41) to mean not only the Lord’s three-day ‘sojourn in death’, but also God’s desire to save the Gentiles.
While I appreciated the sections on repentance and humility, I did find this a very idiosyncratic reflection on Jonah, ‘high priest for the Gentile sailors’, willing sacrifice, suffering servant, remnant of Israel. His descent into the fish’s belly becomes Israel’s descent into exile. Far fetched? Or am I blinkered?
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Details for Jonah, the Reluctant Missionary
|Author / Artist||D. Peter Burrows|
|Publisher||Gracewing (June 2008)|
|Number of Pages||164|
|Page last updated||1st August 2017|