Practical Readings in the Book of Jonah

Practical Readings in the Book of Jonah

Joseph Exell



162 pages, Counted Faithful , ISBN: 9781788720304 [EXEL02]

230 mm x 155 mm x 15 mm , 1 volume(s), 240g

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Reviews mostly by Dr Peter Masters

The author is well-known for his Biblical Illustrations, and as the principal editor of (and a contributor to) the magnificent Preacher's Homiletical Commentary.

First published in 1874, this is a verse-by-verse treatment cast in the style of J C Ryle, many comments beginning with the words, We learn from this Throughout, the work suggests pastoral application.

In some ways Exell on Jonah does not sparkle as much as the work by Hugh Martin. It is not as full. But it nevertheless has a very special value by virtue of the author's keynote system of narrative. Throughout the book virtually every paragraph highlights in italic type a significant truth, principle or application. It is a method which keeps the author on his applicatory toes, and effectively presents the divine lessons of the book.

This is an excellent treatment of the prophet who entered into contention with his Lord. It is yet another reprint which is equally suitable for use as a commentary or a reading book, and would make a first-rate devotional gift for any believer.

Spurgeon's comment reads: Mr Exell, in a very unpretending but able way brings to light the practical lessons of Jonah.