A brilliant exposition replete with cultural and ethnic perspective and wisdom! Easy to read and follow so that, Jonah-like, we may say rather willingly “yes” to the commands of our Lord who patiently loves the whole world.
Jung-Sook Lee, PhD
President and Professor in Church History,
Torch Trinity Graduate University, Seoul, South Korea
Dr. Rosa Shao’s commentary on the book of Jonah highlights the ways in which the prophet said “no” to God in order to encourage us instead to say “yes” to God without reservation. Her deep understanding of the text of Jonah combined with her detailed accounts of Christian experience in the Asian context have the potential to move Asian believers to say “yes” once again to God and to obey him in extending his abundant grace among all the nations of the world.
Joel F. Williams, PhD
New Testament Book Review Editor,
Journal of Evangelical Theological Society
Professor of New Testament Studies,
Biblical Seminary of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Table of Contents
- Series Preface
- Author’s Preface
- List of Abbreviations
- Commentary on Jonah
- Selected Bibliography
- Comparing the Biblical Jonah with the Qur’anic Version
- Natural Calamities and Patron Saints
- Is It a Whale or What?
- Singing Out in Troubled Times
- The God of Second Chances
- Modern-Day Jonahs and Mass Conversions
- Is God Playing Games with His People?
- When Suicidal Thoughts Loom