The book of Jonah is a story that we have all heard at some point in our lives. A rather strange story if we read carefully. A story about a stubborn prophet who runs away from God and experiences some weird things along the way, like being swallowed by a fish. These things are not the main focus of the story though. The main focus is to show that God is able to extend mercy, grace, and steadfast love to all people, including those we would least expect.