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The Prodigal Prophet

Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

Pastor and New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller uncovers the moving, provocative and urgent message within the book of Jonah and at the heart of the Christian faith.  

Most people, even those who are nonreligious, are familiar with the book of Jonah: a rebellious prophet defies God and is swallowed by a whale. Less familiar to most people is the second half of this biblical story - what happens after Jonah is released from the belly of the fish. Yet it is in this second half of the story that one of the most powerful and important lessons of the Bible is hidden.  

The famous story shows how, if we would understand the mercy of God, it will always take us in directions we would rather not go, toward people we would rather not care about, and ultimately into the deepest counsels of God. In a time of growing division, The Prodigal Prophet shows us God's love among people and how Christians must listen to God's call even when it takes them to uncomfortable places. 

©2018 Timothy Keller (P)2018 Penguin Random House Audio

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Powerful, practical and thought provoking

A very helpful exposition of the book of Jonah along with its relevance to us today. Well worth getting and listening to repeatedly for life application

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The grace & love of God for all humanity

Recommending this book to doubters & believers. There are levels of insight & understanding for all. 5 stars for ongoing food for thought.

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Glad I picked this up

New perspective on the book of Jonah and I have a much better understanding about the prophet. There is so much wisdom in this book and if this is how Tim preaches in the church he pastors then I see why its grown so much. The chapter about how we create our own idols just like Jonah is very illuminating and a bit of a challenge.

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Another great book by TK

Another great book by Timothy Keller. A good book for anyone. The essentials required for any life, compassion, repentance and grace

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  • Stefan
  • 10-01-20

Great narrator and great work

I loved this book and as soon as I listened to it, I had to make it a priority to finish. I have since bought it as a gift to others. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.