Book of Jonah is the most ridiculed book of the Bible aside from Daniel because it is an amazing, historically accurate and REAL story whether people like it or not!
After Elijah and Elisha spoke out against the people of Israel and warned them of future captivity, Jonah was asked by God to speak out against Assyria for their wickedness in order to repent, which they did!
God used the Assyrians and their repentance after Jonah to go after the Israelites in hope they would also repent and turn back to God.
Not only is this an amazing story but Historically accurate. Archeologists have found a medallion called “Shem the Servant of Jeroboam” which proves Jonah was alive during Jeroboam II just as he said he was in the Book of Jonah. Jesus Christ, God himself recognized Jonah and the repentance of Ninevah to top it off.