Released in the UK May 2019
Released in the US May 2019
Trade paperback | 256 Pages
9781527103047 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL006210
The book of Job speaks to some of the most universal issues of our human experience. Feelings of grief, misery, sorrow and distress are played out against the backdrop of a man resolute in his claim of innocence. But Job’s sufferings demonstrate more truth than Job and his friends grasped. Kaiser guides us through this book to find that worship in suffering is not only possible, but that such times of suffering can deepen our insight into the nature of the character and being of God.
Walter C. Kaiser Jr.
Dr. Walter C. Kaiser Jr. is Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. One of the world’s premier biblical scholars he is a frequent speaker at conferences and has written more than 30 books.
… Walt Kaiser makes the ancient story of suffering come alive for our times. He lucidly demonstrates that in the story it is not Job who is on trial, but ‘God who is on trial.’ And God in his grace comes out of the trial in majestic victory. Highly recommended for pastors and laity.
Dennis P. Hollinger
President and Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts
… digs deep into the message of Job, shifting our focus from the pain and tragedies of life to the pure worship and true love of God. Walt Kaiser … writes with a pastor’s heart, a scholar’s mind and an unquestionable love for the Bible.
Barry H. Corey
President, Biola University, La Mirada, California and Author
… eminent Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser draws critical spiritual lessons for us all from the debate between Job and his friends, about God’s character, His grace and offer of redemption from our sin. [He] has a gift for getting us to think deeply about the most important issues of life.
Astronomer, Pastor, President of Reasons to Believe and Author of several books on creation
… a superb exposition, which offers many insights from the Hebrew text and which helpfully clarifies the differences in the expostulations of Job’s four critics.
Edwin M. Yamauchi
Professor of History Emeritus, Miami University, Ohio