Jonah: A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary

Jonah: A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary

by Rosa Ching Shao

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In this commentary on Jonah, Dr. Rosa Shao beautifully weaves together the story of the biblical text with narratives from the Asian (Chinese and Filipino) contexts and psychological insights. Testifying to how she was drawn to the book, Dr. Shao shares how this book has impacted her personally and demonstrates how others can hear the book’s message in their own context. From better understanding the story of Jonah, readers will gain valuable insight for discerning God’s divine call on their own lives. The Asia Bible Commentary series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783686919
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 07/31/2019
Series: Asia Bible Commentary Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 108
File size: 926 KB

About the Author

ROSA CHING SHAO is Professor of Counseling at the Biblical Seminary of the Philippines, Manila, and Asia Graduate School of Theology, Quezon City, Philippines. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed counselor and a Certified Solution-Focused Therapist.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword
  • Series Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Commentary on Jonah
  • Selected Bibliography


  • Comparing the Biblical Jonah with the Qur’anic Version
  • Natural Calamities and Patron Saints
  • Is It a Whale or What?
  • Singing Out in Troubled Times
  • The God of Second Chances
  • Modern-Day Jonahs and Mass Conversions
  • Is God Playing Games with His People?
  • When Suicidal Thoughts Loom

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