Jonah is a unique book from start to finish. It is a tiny book compared to many of the other Prophets, yet it is one of the most profound. In almost every other prophetic book, the prophet is the "good guy" that proclaims judgment on people who will not listen. This great story flips that on its head! Jonah, in the end, is the one who most clearly needs to understand God's mercy. He is resentful of those who don't know as much or work as hard as him. Jonah has much to say to our resentful and divisive world.