The Gospel According to Job: An Honest Look at Pain and Doubt from the Life of One Who Lost Everything [NOOK Book]

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Anyone who has suffered knows that there is no such thing as "getting a grip on oneself" or "pulling oneself up by the bootstraps. The only bootstrap in the Christian life is the Cross," says Mason. "Sometimes laying hold of the cross can be comforting, but other times it is like picking up a snake."

Job knew this firsthand. From him we learn that there are no easy answers to suffering. That the mark of true faith is not happiness, but rather, having one's deepest passions be ...

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The Gospel According to Job: An Honest Look at Pain and Doubt from the Life of One Who Lost Everything

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Anyone who has suffered knows that there is no such thing as "getting a grip on oneself" or "pulling oneself up by the bootstraps. The only bootstrap in the Christian life is the Cross," says Mason. "Sometimes laying hold of the cross can be comforting, but other times it is like picking up a snake."

Job knew this firsthand. From him we learn that there are no easy answers to suffering. That the mark of true faith is not happiness, but rather, having one's deepest passions be engaged by the enormity of God. And through Job we learn the secret of the gospel: that "mercy is the permission to be human." The Lord never gave Job an explanation for all he had been through. His only answer was Himself. But as Job discovered, that was enough.

The Gospel According to Job sensitively brings the reader to this realization, using a devotional commentary format that reminds them that it's all right to doubt, to be confused, to wonder–in short, to be completely human. But what will heal us and help us endure is a direct, transforming encounter with the living God.

Through this devotional study, the reader discovers that it is all right to doubt, be confused, get angry--in short, to be completely human. From Job we learn that the mark of true faith is not happiness; rather that one's deepest passsions are being engaged by the enormity of God. And through Job, we learn the secret of the gospel: "mercy is the permission to be human."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433516320
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 10/3/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 584,652
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

MIKE MASON lives with his wife, Karen, in British Columbia, Canada. Mason received a BA with honors and an MA in English from the University of Manitoba. His other books include The Mystery of Marriage, The Mystery of the Word, and The Furniture of Heaven. He now writes full-time and divides his attention equally between fiction and devotional writing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Prologue (Job 1-2) 17
The Dialogue, Round 1 (Job 3-11) 53
The Dialogue, Round 2 (Job 12-20) 137
The Dialogue, Round 3 (Job 21-31) 227
Elihu (Job 32-37) 331
The Theophany (Job 38-42:6) 383
Epilogue (Job 42:7-17) 429
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Piercing and Perceptive Look at Job and Us!

    This is a very well writen book that will draw you into understanding the relevance of what to most, is a difficult book at best to understand. I highly recommend this read. Do it and you will walk closer to Jesus!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    This is an outstanding resource to supplement Bible study of the

    This is an outstanding resource to supplement Bible study of the book of Job! I highly recommend it!

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