Jonah: Navigating a God Centered Life  -     By: Colin S. Smith
Buy Item $9.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 23% ($3.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $8.31 eBook Details

Jonah: Navigating a God Centered Life

Christian Focus / 2012 / Paperback

$9.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $12.99
|
Save 23% ($3.00)
Buy 36 or more for $9.49 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW506391

Current Promotions

Product Description

Facing an assignment equivalent to being sent to warn notorious terrorists of God's anger with them, it is no wonder that Jonah ran away--he avoided God and His call on his life. Yet God turned the situation around as the entire population of a city realised that although they deserved to be wiped off the face of the earth, here was a God of compassion and mercy who was willing to forgive them.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Christian Focus
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1845506391
ISBN-13: 9781845506391
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The Ten Greatest Struggles of Your Life
    The Ten Greatest Struggles of Your Life
    Colin S. Smith
    Moody Publishers / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: Out of Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW465579
  2. 10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life
    10 Keys to Unlock the Christian Life
    Colin S. Smith
    Moody Publishing / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $12.59 Retail: $13.99 Save 10% ($1.40)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW65568
  3. Choosing to Run: Jonah's Encounter With God's Grace
    Choosing to Run: Jonah's Encounter With God's Grace
    Jennifer Devlin
    Randall House Publications / 2011 / Trade Paperback
    $10.79 Retail: $11.99 Save 10% ($1.20)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW656196
  4. Jonah, Joel & Amos--Revised LifeGuide Scripture Studies
    Jonah, Joel & Amos--Revised LifeGuide Scripture Studies
    Doug Haugen, Doris Haugen
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $8.00 Save 25% ($2.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW830324

Publisher's Description

Facing an assignment equivalent to being sent to warn notorious terrorists of God's anger with them, perhaps it was no wonder that Jonah ran away - certainly portrayed in Scripture as no "super saint", he avoided God and His call on his life. Yet God turned the situation around as pagan sailors encountered the living God who made the land and sea and the entire population of a city realised that although they deserved to be wiped off the face of the earth, there was a God of compassion and mercy who forgave them.
God's mercy is greater than our failures and through adverse circumstances and pain, a character of Christ-like compassion is chiselled out.

Author Bio

Colin S. Smith is Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His preaching ministry is shared through the daily radio program, Unlocking the Bible and through his website, UnlockingtheBible.org.

Editorial Reviews

"This outstanding book not only presents the exciting story of Jonah interestingly, it also applies the story so that God can speak into our personal lives through it."
"A faithful guide in helping us come to terms with Jonah's message for the church today."
"Here is a pastor reading the book of Jonah and finding a preacher who wants settled ministry, not challenges; who wants to see his enemies crushed, not converted; who longs for God's grace in his own life, but not in the lives of others; who knows how to speak God's words with faithfulness, but who wants to see only the component of judgment worked out in reality; a preacher who is angry and who wants God to be angry too; a man who wallows in self-pity and hates it when God exposes that self-pity for the idolatrous arrogance it is. It is not difficult to see the relevance of such portraits in our own day. And what does it say of God, that he keeps working away at Jonah as he keeps working away at the Ninevites?"
The strength of the book is that it echoes the ministry of a prophet, speaking God's words into a culture which resists that word.
No matter how well you think you know the story of Jonah, you will be blessed and enlightened by this book from a gifted pastor who has both a good grasp of Scripture and human nature. In these pages we see ourselves, running from God but always brought back by God's intervention and grace. In this helpful exposition we will recognize the same providence and patience of God in our lives as Jonah experienced. Read this book and share it with a friend.

"Expect to be humbled, convicted, challenged, comforted and changed. The heart-warming, inescapable conclusion is that salvation truly comes from the Lord."

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(2)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Value:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
5 out Of 5
(5 out of 5)
100%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1
  1. GRAMG
    NEW JERSEY
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 26, 2012
    GRAMG
    NEW JERSEY
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    WOW. GREAT READING, GREAT TEACHING, A LOT OF QUESTIONS ANSWERED,EVEN QUESTIONS I DIDN'T KNOW I HAD. I THOUGHT I KNEW THE BOOK OF JONAH, NOW I REALLY KNOW JONAH AND MYSELF. THANK YOU MR. SMITH FOR WRITING THIS BOOK .
  2. Life Long Reader
    Howard City, MI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Christians and the unsaved both need the Gospel
    May 31, 2012
    Life Long Reader
    Howard City, MI
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Have you ever been in a position in your career when things were going just great and you wouldn't change a thing? Your job as CEO is going well or your church where you pastor is growing in all the right ways as a result of God working through your faithfulness to His Word. What would you do or say if God told you to quit your plush job at your fortune 500 company for an entry level management position at a no name company because He wanted you to turn it around and be a witness to the other employees there? What would you do or say to God is He told you to resign from your senior pastorate position at a large growing church to start a church in the Arizona desert in a small no name town?

    This is the kind of situation we find Jonah in. In his most recent book, Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life, Colin S. Smith takes us through the book of Jonah as we see how Jonah responded to God's call in his life to leave his successful ministry among Israel in his hometown of Gath Hepher for a less than desirable ministry of evangelism in Ninevah among Israel's most feared enemies. As Smith observes, Jonah "was living his dream until, one day, God interrupted his life" (p. 16).

    It is this divine interruption that reveals the heart of Jonah towards God and others. Jonah was not pleased with God's will for his life, and so much so, that he tried to run the other way from God. As the book of Jonah unfolds, we see a successful prophet of God acting like the very pagans God has sent him to minister to and call to repentance. As it turns out, Jonah had some repenting of his own that he needed to do. As God wanted to pursue the Ninevites through Jonah, God pursued Jonah as well.

    Jonah, though a short commentary on a short book, is packed with exegetical, historical, practical and pastoral insight. Though it is easy to look at Jonah and say how could he act in such a way to God, careful and honest readers will quickly see that none of us are much different when put into the same situations in our own lives. The response of Jonah to God is a mirror into the depths of our own hearts and what it reveals is often not pretty

    Jonah is an excellent book for personal or group devotions and will serve all Christians alike.

    NOTE: I received this book from Christian Focus Publications and was under no obligation to provide a favorable review. The words expressed in this review are my own.
Displaying items 1-2 of 2
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page Audiobook [Download]DOWNLOAD
    Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page Audiobook [Download]
    Larry Osborne
    Zondervan / 2010 / Audio Download
    $15.99
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WWDA13420-CP
  2. Seven Steps to Receiving The Holy Spirit
    Seven Steps to Receiving The Holy Spirit
    Kenneth E. Hagin
    Faith Library Publications / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $4.99 Retail: $5.95 Save 16% ($0.96)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW760036
  3. Exploring God's Word Activity Book
    Exploring God's Word Activity Book
    Christian Tools Affirmation / 2013 / Gift
    $0.59
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW404576
  4. Bible Basics for Everyone
    Bible Basics for Everyone
    Terry Glaspey
    Harvest House Publishers / 2013 / Mass Paperback
    $1.19 Retail: $6.99 Save 83% ($5.80)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW953597

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search