Seasoning his highly readable prose with contemporary analogies and personal stories, author Joshua King guides us through Job chapter by chapter, verse by verse. Along the way, he calls our attention to points we ordinary Bible students might too easily overlook – including, to cite just one example, the fact that Mrs. Job suffered trials as crushing as her husband’s; that in spite of her notorious Chapter 2 rant, she stayed with Job through tragedies that would have sent other women packing; and that in the end, the Lord restores them both with abundant blessings.
King also gives us compelling insights into Job’s four friends and the flaws in their theologies, in the process exposing many of our own errors and fears. But most enlightening is the author’s analysis of our hero Job, his stubborn faith in his “intimate friend,” and the true longings of his heart.
Bottom line: King has given us a commentary that invites us to learn critical lessons about our relationship with the Lord. He shows us how crucial it is to elevate our focus above the “why” questions of life, and to simply trust the One whose infinite love and mercy will see us through our deepest sorrows.
Suffering Well has given me a better understanding of Job, his wife, his friends, and God Himself – and a new view of human suffering. Highly recommended!
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