Jonah is not only one of the most popular books in the Bible—it is also one of the most controversial. Its historical validity is questioned by skeptics and scholars alike.It is the actual account of a man who rebelled and was swallowed by a great fish. But it is so much more.
It is the story about someone like you and me. It is the story of Jonah's struggles, calling, disobedience, problems, and prayer life. It is the story of his encounter with God and of God's gracious dealings with him. It is the story of a man, and of an entire city, that got a second chance.
About the Author
Dr. O. S. Hawkins is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has three earned degrees (B.B.A., M. Div., D.Min.) and two honorary degrees. He has served as president of the National Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference and has been a regular speaker at the Moody Pastors’ Conference and the Billy Graham School of Evangelism.
For fifteen years Dr. Hawkins pastored the fast-growing First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This church has been a perennial leader in evangelism and discipleship. In October 1993, he became the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.