Man Overboard! Sinclair B. Ferguson
May 21, 2008
Now back in print! A wonderful resource unavailable for nearly two decades.
In Man Overboard! The Story of Jonah we learn it is not a book about a great fish! It is really a book about God, and how one man came, through painful experience, to discover the true character of the God whom he had already served in the earlier years of his life. He was to find the doctrine about God come alive in his experience. It is this combination of doctrine and experience that makes Jonah such a fascinating, instructive, and practical book.
The teaching of Jonah searches our hearts and consciences in a special way because it is the story of a man who was on the run from God. It traces not only the path of his journey, but unravels the inner workings of his heart—his fears, motivations, and passing moods. Christians today still experience these 'Jonah-syndromes'.
About the Author: Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is the Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. He also teaches Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas. Many of his books have been published by the Banner of Truth Trust, including Discovering God's Will, The Christian Life, Grow in Grace, and three in the Let's Study series (Mark, Ephesians, Philippians).