Drs. Cyril Barber and Gary Strauss have approached the books of Jonah and Nahum in a unique way. As Dr. Howard Hendricks pointed out in his Foreword, they "have brilliantly worked off the model of God the Father to produce a theologically precise and psychologically sound book" that is readable and workable.
All children who have attended Sunday School or VBS can tell you the story of Jonah and the whale, and teenagers who have taken a one semester course in ancient history know of the fate that overtook the people living in Nineveh. But what are the abiding lessons of these books for parents, adolescents, and children?
Building on an accurate translation of the Hebrew text, and incorporating data from history, archaeology and sociology, the authors have demonstrated how in every age God the Father deals lovingly yet firmly with His children. The result is an explanation of much of the teaching of the New Testament.
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for use in discussion groups.
Cyril J. Barber Gary H. Strauss Howard G. Hendricks
Cyril J. Barber is Pastor Emeritus of Plymouth Church, Whittier, California. He has spent more than fifty years in ministry, and prepared for teaching the Word by studying for a ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary and DMin at Talbot School of Theology. He has authored more than thirty books.
Gary H. Strauss has likewise spent fifty years in teaching and counseling, and is currently Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Biola University, California. He earned his MA degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his EdD from Northern Illinois University. A licensed psychologist, Gary is the author of two books and numerous journal articles.