Timothy Keller, pastor and New York Times bestselling author, reveals the moving, provocative, and urgent message found in the book of Jonah and at the heart of the Christian faith.
Many people, even those removed from religion, are familiar with the book of Jonah. It is a well-known story of a rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale. What's not as well-known is what happens in the second half of the Biblical account, after Jonah is released from the whale. It is in this portion of the account that the most powerful and important lessons of the Bible is found.
The famous story teaches how, if we would understand the mercy of God, it can take us in directions we would rather not go, toward people we would prefer not to care about, and ultimately into the deepest of counsels with God. In a time when we are more divided than ever, The Prodigal Prophet presents God's love among people, and how Christians must listen to God's call even when it takes them to uncomfortable places.