Released in the UK June 2017
Released in the US August 2017
Large trade paperback | 352 Pages
9781527100022 • £12.99 $17.99
BISAC – REL006060
Is God worthy of worship only because He blesses us? How should we respond to God when suffering comes into our lives? At the heart of the book of Job is a question about the character of God - and about how we should respond to Him. In this most recent title of the extensive Focus on the Bible series, Richard Belcher expertly deals with the difficult themes of this practical book, showing how it is still acutely applicable to the lives of believers.
Richard P. Belcher, Jr.
Richard P. Belcher, Jr. is the John D. and Frances M. Gwin Professor of Old Testament and the Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte. He is the author of ‘The Messiah and the Psalms’, as well as commentaries on Genesis, Job and Ecclesiastes and has a decade of pastoral experience.
This very readable commentary combines scholarly insight with pastoral compassion as it addresses the question of how we should respond to God when suffering comes into our lives. Throughout the commentary, he shows how the message of the book of Job points to Christ the righteous sufferer. His summary statements are golden.
Director of the Christian Counseling Program and Associate Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
Belcher takes a new direction amongst Job commentaries. He is no ivory tower academic, theorising about suffering, or playing with the book's theology. Weaving in the story of little baby Pierce, this is a scholarly and reliable commentary with a real human touch.
Old Testament Lecturer, Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne