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The Journey Begun

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The story you thought you knew. A prophet's ageless tale of danger, redemption, and love. When you run away from God, you break things and hurt people. The prophet's own words bent him to the ground. Israel, eighth century, B.C. Six years ago, Jonah ben Amittai delivered a message of hope and redemption to his beloved homeland of Israel. Now he's called to the hardest task ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 17th 2009 by OakTara Publishers (first published July 1st 2009)
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Kara
Dec 20, 2012 Kara rated it really liked it
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What happens when a prophet of God refuses to do the will of God? Jonah has already carried out one mission for God in Samaria so he understands his calling and what needs to be done. However, when the angel appears again and instructs Jonah to visit Nineveh in Assyria and tells Jonah to carry out one message, tell them to repent, Jonah is enraged. Assyria is the enemy of Israel, Jonah swears he will never step foot in that land, but what’s a prophet to do once he refuses to obey Adonai
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Graham Garrison
Jan 28, 2011 Graham Garrison rated it it was amazing
When reading scripture I often find myself wanting to dig a little deeper, not just into its purpose and context, but get inside the head of those who were there. David’s passion for the Lord and courage when he faced Goliath. Elijah’s righteous anger facing the false prophets on Mt. Carmel. The terrifying feeling the disciples must have had following Christ’s crucifixion, and then the sheer joy of his resurrection.

Lately I’ve found myself reading about the prophets. What motivated Jonah to flee
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Lynnette Bonner
Nov 30, 2009 Lynnette Bonner rated it it was amazing
A brother lost to a scarlet-clad Assyrian and now Yahweh wants Jonah to go preach repentance to them? Unthinkable! Jonah knows his God too well not to understand that if they DO repent He will forgive them. A story of the struggle with forgiveness. And a reminder of the ripples that flow out from each of our lives. Each action, good or bad, carries a consequence. What I loved about this book were the characters the author surrounds Jonah with. There is Omar the ship's owner just trying to make o ...more
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Bravo to Mr. Judisch! A wonderful follow up to "Ben Amittai: First Call!"
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