My Son, Jonah: A Practical Commentary on the Books of Jonah and Nahum

My Son, Jonah: A Practical Commentary on the Books of Jonah and Nahum


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My Son, Jonah: A Practical Commentary on the Books of Jonah and Nahum by Cyril J. Barber, Gary H. Strauss

Drs. Cyril Barber and Gary Strauss have approached the books of Jonah and Nahum in a unique way. As Dr. Howard Hendricks pointed out in his Foreword, they "have brilliantly worked off the model of God the Father to produce a theologically precise and psychologically sound book" that is readable and workable.

All children who have attended Sunday School or VBS can tell you the story of Jonah and the whale, and teenagers who have taken a one semester course in ancient history know of the fate that overtook the people living in Nineveh. But what are the abiding lessons of these books for parents, adolescents, and children?

Building on an accurate translation of the Hebrew text, and incorporating data from history, archaeology and sociology, the authors have demonstrated how in every age God the Father deals lovingly yet firmly with His children. The result is an explanation of much of the teaching of the New Testament.

Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for use in discussion groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608998500
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cyril J. Barber is Pastor Emeritus of Plymouth Church, Whittier, California. He has spent more than fifty years in ministry, and prepared for teaching the Word by studying for a ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary and DMin at Talbot School of Theology. He has authored more than thirty books.

Gary H. Strauss has likewise spent fifty years in teaching and counseling, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Biola University, California. He earned his MA degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his EdD from Northern Illinois University. A licensed psychologist, Gary is the author of two books and numerous journal articles.

Table of Contents

1 Heritage, Values, And A Message Of Hope l

2 A Ticket To Tarshish 15

3 Can We Run Away From God? 33

4 The Maritime Connection 49

5 The Depths Of Deliverance 69

6 From Insight To Action 87

7 A Prickly Profile 107

8 A Matter Of Time 125

9 When God Says Enough 141

10 No Laughing Matter 157

11 Putting Peace In Perspective 177

12 Crabgrass On The Lawn Of Life 195

13 Maturity, Inter-Dependence And Hope 213

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