Top positive review
Jonah in Light of Luke 15
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2018
The book is basically two parts. Keller reviews the Jonah text, in light of the surrounding biblical data. This first part offers essentially three parts to the Jonah story: Jonah and God's Word, Jonah in God's world, and Jonah and God's grace. The book hinges at the conclusion of his review of the book of Jonah through these three layers.
Keller, then, moves to evaluate three types of relationship we, along with Jonah, experience because of God's continual mercy despite our desire to run the other way. In this way, we parallel Jonah. They are our relationship to God's: Word, world, and grace.
Quickly, the book is edifying, and a pleasure to read. Understanding Jonah through Keller's perceptive, gospel-centered approach is what I enjoyed most.