The Message of Job

Item Number: 083-081-2301
Manufacturer SKU: 978-0-8308-1230-1

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  • Why do people suffer?
  • What is God's role in suffering?
  • How can we help those who suffer?


The fact of suffering in the world challenges us with its questions. The book of Job is all about human suffering. Its portrayal of one man's sufferings, the ineffective responses of his friends, and his struggle for faith and understanding mirrors our own experiences in the world.

David Atkinson offers a pastoral exploration of Job's story. His compelling exposition shows the power of the book of Job to reach into our human situation and to engage with our human needs. It offers, he believes, the strong comfort which comes from knowing that someone else has been there before. The message of Job is both a comfort to us in our own suffering and a model for our ministry to others in pain.


General preface
Author's preface
1. Righteous Job and the wager in heaven - Job 1-3
2. Speeches from Job's friends - See Job 4-27
3. Job's pilgrimage of faith - See Job 4-27;29-31
4. Wisdom, human and divine - Job 28;32-37
5. The Lord speakes - Job 38-42

Located in Westmont, Illinois, InterVarsity Press has been publishing excellent Christian books for more than 50 years. Our current publishing program is focused on three imprints: 1) IVP Books offers general-interest books in categories like Christian living, discipleship, evangelism, missions, apologetics and cultural critique. 2) IVP Academic offers books designed for research and classroom use in areas such as biblical studies, theology, philosophy, science and psychology. 3) IVP Connect offers study guides, multimedia curriculum and foundational resources for churches and small groups.

  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Author: David J. Atkinson
  • Pages: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: December 1991

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