Why Study The Book of Jonah with Dr Doug Ingram
From Simon Barnett
The Book of Jonah, one of the shortest texts in the Bible, is often seen as a simple short story – and it is this, but it is also something more. The argument of Dr Doug Ingram in this video is that like all great works of art, this books works on several levels and the deeper level is to do with the listeners’ (the book is a story to be listened to) perceptions of what sort of God is the God of Israel and whether or not God will behave that they expect God. The Book’s message is that God surprises human projections and expectations.