Inside the Book of Jonah (The Faith Explained)

Today, we’re diving deep (pun intended 😉) into the whale… or, tale of Jonah, as unpacked by Cale Clarke on “The Faith Explained.” Yes, it’s got a big fish, but oh boy, there’s so much more!

A Prophet on the Run 🏃💨

Jonah’s mission? Head to Nineveh and call out their wicked ways. But Jonah? He books it to Tarshish, the ancient world’s version of “the other side of the planet.” Spoiler alert: he’s not exactly Employee of the Month material when it comes to following divine instructions.

He’s not able to outrun God though, and Cale explains that even the people of Nineveh may at times show more moral character than Jonah! It reminds us of our own tendencies to resist divine guidance!

Yet, God’s message through Jonah is one of mercy and a chance at redemption. So, after spending some time being swallowed up in a whale, Jonah recognizes that he can’t escape God’s will for him.

Some people wonder if this story is historical. Cale doesn’t want you to get too caught up in that question, though. God has done more amazing miracles, signs, and wonders than allowing someone to survive a whale accident. He can do anything He wants!

Let’s not get bogged down by whether or not the fish story is a fish story. The real meat (pun intended, again 😉) of Jonah’s tale is about God’s patience, our often-stubborn resistance, and the universal call to repentance and mercy.

Set sail with Cale on this new journey of discovering the Book of Jonah! Just look out for those sea creatures! 🐟🌊📖✨

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.