Jonah: God's Grace and the Great City
Have mercy on the great city. Why should we have mercy on the great city? Three answers: (1) The Lord’s mercy extends beyond your tribe (2) The Lord’s mercy your self-righteousness and, (3) The Lord is merciful.
C.S. Lewis, Four Loves
Keller, Prodigal Prophet
God is calling people to be saved: through you.
Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries), Desmond Alexander
The Books of Joel, Jonah, and Micah (NICOT), Leslie Allen
The Prodigal Prophet, Timothy Keller
Go where the Lord sends you because the lord is the one calling you, the lord will come after you, and because the lord’s purpose will prevail
This is a naval urban legend popularized by former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell in a 2008 speech and debunked by the U.S. Navy. The story as an illustration for the situation in Jonah 1:1-16 was first used, to my knowledge, by H.B. Charles Jr.
Tyndale Old Testament Commentary, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, by Desmond Alexander
Tim Keller, The Prodigal Prophet