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Jonah and God’s Mercy
Jonah 1:1-17; 3:1-10 [4:1-11] Commentary
by Roger Nam
God calls a man named Jonah. The man disobeys and flees, but God providentially brings Jonah back to the original call to which he finally obeys.
The book of Jonah is one of those unique Old Testament stories that easily transfers to children’s Sunday School. This has resulted in a cottage industry of Jonah-themed Bible materials for children, whether flannel board materials, coloring books and, of course, the creation of the first VeggieTales movie, which grossed $25 million in box office sales. Well, Jonah’s about to get more of a PG-13/R story with five things you probably didn’t know about the book of Jonah.
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NL239: Jonah and God's Mercy
November 06, 2016
This Narrative Lectionary podcast discusses Jonah 1:1-17; 3:1-
10 [4:1-11], the reading for Nov. 6, 2016.