Jonathan Turner grew up in Pakistan where his parents served as church planters. He came to his own faith in Christ through their influence and example.
After returning to the United States, Jonathan served in the church as a bi-vocational youth minister for five years. Since then he has taught numerous youth and adult classes.
In 2006 Jonathan and his wife helped plant a new congregation. In addition to his speaking and teaching, the congregation selected Jonathan to serve as one of its Elders.
Currently, Jonathan is concentrating on writing. So far, most of his books have been non-fiction – study guides and curriculum. However, he is also starting to branch out into short stories and novels.
In addition to writing and teaching, Jonathan is actively involved in carrying on the mission work his parents began. Part of that work includes speaking and teaching in the congregations his parents began.
Jonathan and his wife have been happily married for over 30 years. They live in Oregon and have two grown children who are also in the Lord.
The United Monarchy consists of twenty-nine studies covering the "Golden Age" of the Kingdom of Israel and the "Wisdom Literature" of the Bible. The book also includes an essay on the historical accuracy of the Bible and the authenticity of the texts.
Exodus and Wanderings continues the survey of Old Testament history Mr. Turner began in his book, Beginnings and Patriarchs. The seventeen lesson plans in this volume cover the time-period from the Israelites’ slavery in Egypt to just before their crossing the Jordan river in order to enter the land of Canaan.
This book is part of a multi-volume survey of the Old Testament. The twenty-one lesson plans in this volume cover the Conquest of Canaan and the time of the Judges – one of the most chaotic and turbulent eras in Israelite history. In spite of the sometimes unsavory incidents involved, the lessons, which are suitable for both teenagers and adults, stress the positive.
This book is a survey of the Old Testament from the Creation through the life of Joseph. Teachers of teenage and adult Bible classes will appreciate the twenty-eight well organized and thought provoking lesson plans in this volume.