By contrast, Jonah’s lethargic withdrawal from reality reminds me of the remarkable book The Great Divorce, where C.S. Lewis so vividly portrays the difference between people on their way to heaven and those on their way to hell. We see how those who flee from God become increasingly thin and insubstantial and see-through, while those who pursue him become progressively more real and intense and solid. Those running toward him become more human the closer they get the more human we are, the more we become what God wants us to become, and the better it is for those around us. The less human we are, the worse it is for those around us.
– Tchividjian, Tullian; Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il; copyright 2010; p. 43