This warmhearted devotional commentary originated as a sermon series and is meant for every Christian who wants to apply the lessons of Jonah in a practical way. Like us, Jonah often lived inconsistently. He knew that God cannot be escaped—yet he tried to escape. He knew that God is merciful—yet he tried to limit his mercy. The Lord took hold of Jonah and forced him to come to him. What we think about God determines how we live; like Jonah, we must learn God’s mercy.
“Baruch skillfully unpacks the text with careful attention to every important nuance. This is a clear and thorough exposition of Jonah, an extremely helpful resource for all students of Scripture—experts and beginners alike.”—John MacArthur, pastor-teacher, Grace Community Church
“This book has eyes that see God’s glory in Scripture, and it has hands that grasp the deepest motives of our hearts. The story of Jonah becomes our story, and we are invited to change and grow.”—Joel R. Beeke, president, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“I wondered if I would learn anything new or get new spiritual insights into Jonah. The answer is a resounding yes. Maoz understands the story of Jonah and he clearly applies its truths to the life of the church.”—John D. Currid, Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Baruch has given the church a theologically astute and extremely practical commentary on Jonah. Written in an accessible and straightforward style it will appeal to readers. He makes the book of Jonah come alive in a way that will transform heart and mind.”—Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
“Our familiarity with Jonah is too often so simplistic. Baruch unveils Jonah’s divinely-caused mission through his mastery of the Hebrew, careful exegesis, sound historical analysis, humble theological reflection, and pin-point application.”—Jerry Marcellino, pastor, Audubon Drive Bible Church