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The storm breaks : Job simply explained

Author: Derek Thomas
Publisher: Darlington, England : Evangelical Press, ©1995.
Series: Welwyn commentary series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book of Job is the harrowing story of a man whose life changed so dramatically in the course of a few short days. It is about the problem of suffering and the answer to the problem is not seen in the comments of Job's counsellors but more importantly in his response to suffering. The book of Job teaches us how to respond to difficulties in our lives. Job's acceptance of his loss is a model of piety. When Job  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Thomas
ISBN: 0852343361 9780852343364
OCLC Number: 34091969
Description: 352 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The storm breaks (1:1-2:10) --
Responding to pain (1:1-2:10) --
Job curses the day he was born (2:11-3:26) --
"Everything's going to turn out just fine!" (4:1-5:27) --
"Lord, I want to die" (6:1-721) --
"Where there's smoke there's fire" (8:1-22) --
A place to scream (9:1-10:22) --
"Repent!" (11:1-20) --
"Though he slay me, yet will I trust him" (12:1-14:22) --
Trading insults (15:1-35) "What miserable comforters you are!" (16:1-17:16) --
The calamities of the wicked (18:1-21) --
Rejected (19:1-29) --
Sinners in the hands of an angry God (20:1-29) --
The wicked prosper and the righteous suffer! (21:1-34) --
Job: one of the greatest sinners on earth (22:1-30) --
Deserted by God (23:1-24:25) God's majesty and man's depravity (25:1-6) --
"Let there be ... and there was" (26:1-14) --
"How can I get God to hear my case?" (27:1-23) --
A hymn on God's wisdom (28:1-28) --
"The Lord gave ... and took away" (29:1-31:40) --
Suffering is God's discipline (32:1-33:33) --
"God has something to teach you, Job" (34:1-37:24) --
The Lord speaks (38:1-40:5) --
The storm subsides (40:1-42:17).
Series Title: Welwyn commentary series.
Other Titles: Job simply explained
Responsibility: Derek Thomas.

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The book of Job is the harrowing story of a man whose life changed so dramatically in the course of a few short days. It is about the problem of suffering and the answer to the problem is not seen in the comments of Job's counsellors but more importantly in his response to suffering. The book of Job teaches us how to respond to difficulties in our lives. Job's acceptance of his loss is a model of piety. When Job responds with questions and even a measure of bitterness and anger, his frustration is always taken directly to God. Job never lost faith, he is a model of cross-bearing and he teaches us to persevere even in the incomprehensible ways of God in our lives. - Publisher.

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