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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Amazing Book

Jessie Wilcox Smith

Prophet on the Run

I have to say when I first picked up this book I thought " I know all about  Jonah but I will read it any way." I was in for a grand surprise!

This little book became my devotional book , the week after I read it as I saw I need to take heart the lessons in it.
 I was motivated to read this book from  the first chapter! So intense is this work that I couldn't put it down and finished it in one afternoon. 
True, the content is not for mere pleasure. I found the chapters fascinating.A devotional commentary on the book of Jonah, this is a new book by Baruch Maoz. A Christian of Jewish descent, and very familiar with the land of Israel and surrounding regions, this author brings to life the circumstances and lessons of this short book of the Old Testament with unusual clarity. 
 This slight book of 7 chapters was originally preached in Israel
There were some very new facts  that I never even considered. One that Jonah was trying to flee a year away! And was the only Old Testament prophet sent by God to preach to a nation other than Israel or Judah.
So many practical applications in this  volume that I would really recommend it to all. God put this story in the Bible for our benefit but unless we are Hebrew we miss out on the treasures. This book is translated from Hebrew so the nuggets jump out at us!
This is a great study on the book of Jonah.  It covers in depth the book, with study questions at the end of each chapter.    This is a small but mighty book, it is uncomplicated in its writings, very easy to understand and a quick read.     I can appreciate how the verses are broken down, and given thought provoking questions.

This book would make an excellent study for oneself or in a group setting. I cant wait to share with all

I received this book free from www.crossfocusedreviews.com  . I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

prophet on the run cover courtesy Shepherd Press This is must read! So pick up Maoz, Baruch. Prophet on the Run: A Devotional Commentary on the Book of Jonah. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1936908-844. today!

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