God’s Second Chance Through Resurrection

by Roche Coleman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/3/2024

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9798385004072
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9798385004089

About the Book

Jonah is a book about resurrection and a second chance. Death is not final. Everyone will experience resurrection. Many Bible readers ignore the Old Testament’s explicit and profound examples of resurrection. One of the most controversial events in Jesus Christ’s ministry, beyond the virgin birth, is the resurrection. Yet, Jesus identified the Old Testament prophet Jonah as the primary example of one brought back from death and reunited with the spirit and soul.
God’s supernatural movement and grace are central themes in the book of Jonah. God sent His prejudiced prophet Jonah to the Ninevites, a group of pagan foreign marauders, to offer them a second chance through spiritual resurrection. The supernatural acts throughout the book, often dismissed by writers and commentators, document the powerful testament to the Lord’s sovereignty and His willingness to extend His grace even to foreign polytheistic nations. The book of Jonah thus serves as a profound demonstration of the biblical verse, “The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up” (1 Samuel 2:6; cf. John 5:28-29).

About the Author

Roche Coleman earned a Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master of Biblical Studies from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He serves as senior pastor of Impact Church of The Woodlands. Dr. Coleman is an adjunct professor for Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and a research associate for the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria. He is president of Strength for the Journey Ministries, a daily radio broadcast on 100.7 FM. Other publications: The Debilitating Duo: Guilt and Shame in Psalm 32; Simply Faith: Knowing God with Simplicity; Connecting the Chasm: Bridging the Gap Between Infancy and Spiritual Maturity; The Imago Dei: The Distinctiveness of Humanity published in Old Testament Essays-Journal of The Old Testament Society of South Africa; Was Eve the First Femme Fatale? published in Verbum et Ecclesia.