With gripping interpretation and excellent anecdotes, this book links Job's experience with the gospel, showing that his hope was the same as ours today. In Jesus, our questions and confusions are resolved, our faith vindicated, and our suffering redeemed.
Table of Contents:
1. Reading Job
Part One: A Time to Cry Out
2. The Scene in Heaven (1:6-2:13)
3. The Question (1:6-2:13)
4. The Response: Wisdom
5. Crying Out at the Silence (2:13-3:26)
Part Two: A Time to Think
6. Clinging to the Gospel
7. The Last Man Standing
8. Appealing to God’s Courtroom
Part Three: A Time to Act
9. Learning Through Faithfulness
10. Who Else Is Watching?
11. The Power of Silence
Part Four: A Time to Listen
12. But First the Fool: Elihu (32-37)
13. At Last the Answer (38:1-42:6)
Part Five: A Time to Recover
14. Grace upon Grace (42:7-17)
15. Reflection: Job, Jesus, and Me
Appendix A: Job’s Righteousness
Appendix B: Satan
Appendix C: Did Job Repent in the End?
Appendix D: Presenting Job
David R. Jackson (MDiv, ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Sydney) is head of biblical studies at William Carey Christian School, Prestons, NSW, Australia, and an honorary associate at the University of Sydney. He has been a high school and special education teacher as well as a pastor and church planter. His published works include Enochic Judaism (T&T Clark) and articles on wisdom literature and Second Temple Judaism.
"Why do the innocent suffer? Drawing upon his years of pastoral ministry, David Jackson takes us on an interesting journey where we experience, along with Job, 'the depth of God’s grace to us in Christ—who, by his own choice, suffered more than Job to save us from the cruelty and domination of sin.' This book is a must read for anyone going through difficult times." — Steven Horine, Calvary Baptist Seminary, Lansdale, PA