Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jonah Frost from Jungle Sunrise by Jonathan Williams
- Jonah secretly enjoyed his teaching job at the small community college more than any previous job because there was no pressure.
- Although he flirted often, Jonah never dated after his divorce until he met Grace Cervantes.
- Jonah’s biggest fear is that his father died without knowing how much Jonah looked up to him.
- Jonah had never thought about Jesus being able to free him from shame until Memphis told him one night in the Amazon Jungle.
- During his sophomore year in college, Jonah snuck into a Broadway musical, ran on stage just before intermission, and sang Frank Sinatra’s version of “New York, New York,” just to win a $64 bet. Security dragged him out of the building before he could finish the line, “These vagabond shoes.”
Jonathan Williams served as a missionary with the International Mission Board’s Xtreme Team in the jungles of Peru for two years. It was there, lying under a mosquito net in a hut in the middle of the Amazon Jungle, that Williams began to write his first novel, Jungle Sunrise.
Living with a previously unreached indigenous tribe, the Amarakaeri, Williams experienced first-hand the beauty and danger of native life as he had the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, hunt with bows and arrows, fish with spears, navigate the rivers, and encounter every aspect of the tribe’s culture. This breathtaking scene of the Amazon serves as the backdrop for Jungle Sunrise.
Williams, 30, writes and lives in North Texas with his beautiful wife, Jessica, where he pastors Body Life church and serves as the Campus Pastor for Trinity Christian Academy as he pursues a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His passion and desire is to inspire readers with creativity and truth.
Find out more by visiting www.JungleSunrise.com.