Job (Understanding The Books Of The Bible Series)
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About "Job (Understanding The Books Of The Bible Series)"
The book of Job will take you through a timeless and hauntingly beautiful poetic discussion of the nature of suffering and the causes of evil. The individual sessions follow the book's natural divisions and demonstrate its character as an unparalleled example of dramatic wisdom literature. You'll follow the extended conversation in the book step by step as Job's friends describe how God's ways are disclosed through the workings of nature and expressed in the accumulated wisdom of experience and as Job appeals in response to the mystery of unexplained suffering. Through this guide, individuals and groups will better appreciate the complexities behind their own unanswered questions about suffering, and they will discover, with Job, that the universe is still governed by an all-knowing and compassionate God.
Meet the Author
Rev. Dr. Christopher Smith (Ph.D., Boston College and Andover Newton Theological School) is Pastor of the University Baptist Church of East Lansing, Michigan (American Baptist). His articles have appeared in such publications as The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, and Vigilae Christianae.
He was a consulting editor to Biblica for The Books of The Bible, an edition of the Scriptures that presents the Bible without chapters and verses. One of the translators for The Voice, a contemporary version of the Bible that will be published in 2010
His other books include The Beauty Behind the Mask; The Books of The Bible (contributing editor), and After Chapters and Verses .