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This small group guide includes ten in-depth lessons for one-to-one discipleship, small group, or large group settings. Explore this resource and find a God who relents, a God who is sovereign, and a God who is present among the mercies and trials of life.
Jonah: Grace for Sinners and Saints offers Scripture-based, theologically rich content with an easy-to-follow structure to engage readers. Duguid explores how we are more like Jonah than we might think, bringing the text to life by examining our own motives and affections.
Duguid doesn’t leave readers in the judgment and spiritual arrogance of Jonah. He shows us the good news that the Lord is in charge, even over those who try to run from him.
With rich discussion questions, exercises, and articles to encourage thoughtful responses to the text, this study guide helps readers see Jesus more clearly in the themes found in the book of Jonah.
Iain M. Duguid received his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1992, his MDiv at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1989, and his BSc at the University of Edinburgh in 1981. He’s the author of Ezekiel and the Leaders of Israel, Esther & Ruth, Daniel, Song of Songs in the Reformed Expository Commentary, as well as many other titles. His latest release is Jonah: Grace for Sinners and Saints, a part of The Gospel-Centered Life in the Bible series. Duguid is a professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married for over thirty years and have six adult children.
"Jesus puts the cookies on the lower shelf. He spoke directly: 'Who do you say that I am?' He spoke simply: 'You serve either God or money.' He spoke personally: 'Simon, son of John, do you love me?' Similarly, in this book, Iain Duguid puts the cookies on the lower shelf. He connects the Bible and your life with directness, simplicity, and personalness. You will be blessed."
- David Powlison, Executive Director, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
"Be warned: This may be the most uncomfortable Bible study your small group has ever tackled. Look honestly at the ugly heart of the prophet Jonah—self-righteous, explosive, sulking, despairing, compassionless, resentful, self-focused—and you will see yourself reflected in that mirror. Be encouraged: Jonah's patient, gracious, and merciful God sent Jesus into death's depths and raised him again to extend amazing grace to Nineveh, Jonah, and you."
- Dennis E. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary, California
"This slender volume contains everything needed for a life-changing study of the book of Jonah. First, it is rigorously biblical as it comes from the careful pen of Iain Duguid, distinguished Old Testament scholar and pastor. Second, it is redolent with Christ-centered application. Third, each chapter is structured with a uniquely wrought format that maximizes the application to the heart. Jonah: Grace for Sinners and Saints is a one of a kind and will grace the life of the church!"
- Kent Hughes, Sr. Pastor Emeritus of College Church in Wheaton; visiting professor of pastoral theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
"Studying the Bible is all about listening: listening to the text, listening to the life situation surrounding the text, listening to the community that comes together around the Word, and most of all, listening to the silence of the Spirit, the chief Interpreter of the text. Iain Duguid's Jonah: Grace for Sinners and Saints is the first study I've ever seen that takes into account this entire range of engagement."
- Michael Card, Bible teacher; songwriter
"Nothing is more vital to our intimacy with Christ than spending time with him in his Word. But a lot of Bible studies stop short and only deal with concepts and ideas and never really speak to our hearts. That's why I'm so excited about this series. Each author writes about the unique gospel insights he or she has gained from Scripture and has created a small group study that will help people actually encounter Christ and be changed by the power of his grace. God has used this material powerfully in my life, marriage, and ministry, and that is my prayer for you as well."
- Bob Osborne, Executive Director, Serge