“Pray for our troops.” We’ve heard the request in churches and on the radio. But what about praying for the enemy’s troops? How often have terrorists made our prayer lists? And why should they? They behead people!
In the eighth century B.C., Nineveh lay in the heart of the Assyrian empire. Its people entertained themselves by drawing graphic cartoons of violent acts. Their stomach for torture gave them a reputation as the world’s most barbarous people. And God sent Jonah, a prophet of Israel, to extend mercy to his enemies. But Jonah had a little problem with grace: He wanted it only for himself. Jonah’s dilemma helps us explore the character of God and the ramifications for all humans, including our fiercest opponents. Kona with Jonah is a four-week study designed for individual or group use. It includes guided Bible study on weekdays and applicational devotionals on the weekends.