The Complete Book of Jonah
"A whale of a tale!"
Jonah is irascible! He ignores God. He disobeys God. He questions God’s wisdom. His behaviour is arrogant and self-righteous but God loves him anyway! Like a good parent, God observes Jonah’s self-centered and utterly inconsiderate attitude, then brings him back into the fold with some incredibly creative ‘tough love’. Sure, the people of Nineveh were known to have been really sinful, but at least they were humble enough to recognize the error of their ways and repent. With mischievous good humor, Maier and McClatchie suggest that it was probably easier for God to forgive 120,000 Ninevites than it was to forgive one very stubborn Jonah.