CHARACTERS ✓ The Prodigal Prophet

The Prodigal Prophet

CHARACTERS The Prodigal Prophet

JesusJonah's journey also doesn't end when he is freed from the belly of the fish There is an entire second half to his story but it is left unresolved within the text of the Bible Why does the book of Jonah end on what is essentially a cliffhanger In these pages Timothy Keller provides an answer to the extraordinary conclusion of this biblical parable and shares the powerful Christian message at the heart of Jonah's sto. It seems every Keller book is a must read and this one is another winner Being a lazy reviewer I’m just going to drop in a couple of uotes“Jonah’s whole problem was the same as ours a conviction that if we fully surrender our will to God he will not be committed to our good and joy But here is the ultimate proof that this deeply rooted belief is a lie A God who substitutes himself for us and suffers so that we may go free is a God you can trust”“When Christian believers care for their own interests and security than for the good and salvation of other races and ethnicities they are sinning like Jonah If they value the economic and military flourishing of their country over the good of the human race and the furtherance of God’s work in the world they are sinning like Jonah”

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An angry prophet A feared and loathsome enemy A devastating storm And the surprising message of a merciful God to his peopleThe story of Jonah is one of the most well known parables in the Bible It is also the most misunderstood Many people even those who are nonreligious are familiar with Jonah A rebellious prophet who defies God and is swallowed by a whale But there's much to Jonah's story than most of us realizeIn The. I'd give it six stars if I could This is one of Keller's best so insightful and rich

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Prodigal Prophet pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller reveals the hidden depths within the book of Jonah Keller makes the case that Jonah was one of the worst prophets in the entire Bible And yet there are unmistakably clear connections between Jonah the prodigal son and Jesus Jesus in fact saw himself in Jonah How could one of the most defiant and disobedient prophets in the Bible be compared to. Another very well written book by Timothy Keller – who manages to write Bible based Christian books which are simultaneously concisely readable and powerfully insightful This book starts out by setting out Jonah as effectively two almost parallel scenes – which it calls Jonah the pagans and the sea Chapters 1 2 and Jonah the pagans and the city Chapters 3 4 both of which have three parts Jonah and God’s Word God’s Word comes to Jonah the message he is asked to convey and his response; Jonah and God’s World a word of warning the response of the pagans and their leader to that warning and how it compared favorably to Jonah’s response; Jonah and God’s Grace and how God taught Jonah grace through an animal or plant Keller also draws out a theme he will return to at intervals – Jonah foreshadowing new testament ideas in the introduction he draws in particular on the idea of Jonah effectively playing out in turn in each scene the roles of younger and then elder son in the Parable of the Prodigal Son – later of course he draws on Jesus’s own parallels between Himself and JonahThereafter the book first steps through the story chronologically before in three closing chapters examining in turn drawing on but not restricted to the Jonah story the subjects of each of the three parts us and God’s word us and God’s world and us and God’s grace Keller sees Jonah as effectively holding Israel’s national security as effectively an idol; that he was too caught up in his own self righteous identity as a non pagan to really understand God’s grace for others He makes it clear that in human terms given the atrocities of the Assyrian regime and its active threat to Israel as well as Jonah’s own role in 2 Kings as prophesying Jeraboam’s restoration of the boundaries of Israel – Jonah’s actions made sense but that ultimately he did not trust God in contrast say to an Abraham He also examines the importance of a message that combines social justice with God’s judgement and God’s mercy – and of a grace fuelled Christianity that actively embraces the “other”Grace and God’s mercy is the fundamental area that Keller examines in this excellent book The Nightingale leader to that warning and how it compared favorably to Jonah’s response; Jonah and God’s Grace and how God taught Jonah grace through an animal or plant Keller also draws out a theme he will return to at intervals – Jonah foreshadowing new testament ideas in the introduction he draws in particular on the idea of Jonah effectively playing out in turn in each scene the roles of younger and then elder son in the Parable of the Prodigal Son – The Polaris Protocol (Pike Logan, later of course he draws on Jesus’s own parallels between Himself and JonahThereafter the book first steps through the story chronologically before in three closing chapters examining in turn drawing on but not restricted to the Jonah story the subjects of each of the three parts us and God’s word us and God’s world and us and God’s grace Keller sees Jonah as effectively holding Israel’s national security as effectively an idol; that he was too caught up in his own self righteous identity as a non pagan to really understand God’s grace for others He makes it clear that in human terms given the atrocities of the Assyrian regime and its active threat to Israel as well as Jonah’s own role in 2 Kings as prophesying Jeraboam’s restoration of the boundaries of Israel – Jonah’s actions made sense but that ultimately he did not trust God in contrast say to an Abraham He also examines the importance of a message that combines social justice with God’s judgement and God’s mercy – and of a grace fuelled Christianity that actively embraces the “other”Grace and God’s mercy is the fundamental area that Keller examines in this excellent book

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