Great Lives: Job

A Man of Heroic Endurance

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Publisher Description

Bestselling author Charles Swindoll challenges us to take a closer look at Job's life, carefully examining his response to the unexpected and painful experiences that assaulted his once peaceful and God-honoring existence--and we might just find that Job is a hero after all.

When you think of Job, you may think of a hapless victim of unfair treatment. His disastrous circumstances overwhelmed him, his so-called friends belittled him, and his distraught wife discouraged and abandoned him. Even God seemed to desert him. At first glance, Job may not seem like the traditional portrait of a hero, but Job's patience, strength, and dedication in the face of unforeseen suffering makes his story worth knowing.

As Swindoll traces Job's life and legacy, he challenges us to apply the lessons Job learned firsthand to our own lives, including the importance of:
Maintaining integrity no matter what happensAccepting the challenge to changeCounting on the justice of the Lord to roll down in his time instead of seeking revengeResting contentedly in God's plan, timing, and purpose for you
We have no way of knowing what tomorrow may bring, but if it is anything like the past, we know that storms will always come. And when they do we have a choice--to react in bitterness and anger or fall to our knees like Job and trust God even though we cannot understand why he would permit such a thing to occur.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2009
June 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Thomas Nelson
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Gordian Caesar ,

Suffering God’s Way

A weighty and deep book on the #1 example of suffering. Job did not know of the conversation going on in Heaven but he kept the faith. Good explanations of Job’s handling and mishandling his suffering.

MKWick ,

Disappointed

This is the sixth book I have completed in the nine-book Great Lives series. I love this Old Testament book for a number of reasons. Job was a blameless and upright man who endured a life far more difficult than you and I will probably ever experience. Job lost his health, wealth, and children, and on top of that, he had lousy friends who provided a great deal of harsh criticism. In spite of all of this, Job did not curse God. The Book of Job might be considered a difficult or boring read for many, but Job ends on a happy note, and I am a total sucker for happy endings. In regards to this analysis of Job, I was disappointed with a couple portions of the book which I found to be out of line. I was quite surprised to read some inappropriate comments made about the late Steve Irwin ('Crocodile Hunter') and his wife as well as Chuck's delight when one of his sons got angry at a harassing classmate and rearranged his face. I have learned a great deal from Chuck Swindoll (a man that Christianity Today calls one of the most influential preachers in the past 50 years), and I will continue to read his work, but this is a book I cannot whole heartily recommend.

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