Jonah: A Preacher God Wanted to Save—a City God Wanted to Reach
"The book of Jonah records one of the most provocative stories in the Bible. It contrasts God’s and humans’ attitudes toward sinners.1 It is a story of God’s love and compassion that stands in contrast to human indifference, condemnation, and bigotry toward wayward sinners who are in need of salvation. Its primary purpose was to teach Israel that God’s love is for all people, not just for Israel. The book is also for God’s people throughout history who find it hard to accept the truth that no person is out of the reach of God’s love and salvation."
Stefanovic, Ranko, "Jonah: A Preacher God Wanted to Save—a City God Wanted to Reach" (2018). Faculty Publications. 1076.