An introduction to the book and prophet, Jonah. Is the story of Jonah for real or an allegory? Sounds like’ the tale of a whale’ (Jonah 1:17). Amidst miracles both massive and tiny is this short book’s purpose to contrast God’s power with Jonah’s disobedience, or His compassion with Jonah’s prejudice? Why has God included this very unique and unusual prophetic book in his word to us?