No family today is more dysfunctional than Joseph's. No one faces greated temptation than Potiphar's wife offered Joseph. No faith is challenged more severely than was Joseph's on death row. Yet Joseph stood firm, exemplifying what is possible when ordinary people maintain their connections with God. Like an epic novel filled with intrigue, tension, and torrential emotions, Joseph's triumphiant story touches us all. This third volume in Charles Swindoll's"Great Lives" series presents a fresh look at one of the most intriguing characters in the Old Testament and focuses on the virtue of forgiveness in the face of deceit and betrayal.
God is always sovereignly working
Despite a dysfunctional family, Joseph was faithful and God used Joseph to accomplish His sovereign purposes. This is an excellent study. Bruce Worth - Dallas
A Man’s Life That Should Be Studied
This is the third installment of Swindoll's "Great Lives From God's Word" collection. I have also read Swindoll's biblical biographies of Moses, David, Job, Paul, and Jesus. I picked up this book at my school library to learn more about the life of Joseph, a life that I needed to seriously review. I found this reading to be very timely and extremely beneficial. Joseph's story is absolutely amazing. I always viewed Joseph simply as an arrogant youth, but Joseph was totally a Godly man who trusted in our Master in every situation. Joseph lived a life free of bitterness despite being wronged so many times, and he modeled grace to those who simply did not deserve it. Joesph was a great man because of his faith in our Father. I have been reminded that Elohim sovereignly works all things for His glory and for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). All things.
Light Weight Treatment
Light weight treatment of Joseph, nowhere near the weight and depth of his book on Job. Save your money on this book.