The Gospel According to Job

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Crossway, 2002 - 448 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Dianne Carberry - Christianbook.com

I am really enjoying "The Gospel According to Job", and learning from it-a very good way to study that Bible book of the Old Testament,and brings it right up to Christian ideals,etc.IN ADDITION,IT IS HELPFUL WHEN VISITING ILL PEOPLE,ESP.THOSE WHO ARE DISCOURAGED. Read full review

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

User Review  - Keith - Goodreads

If pain is your game and discouragement is your mantra, you need to read this book. Written by somebody who's been there and as well as an evaluation about THE person who's been there, pain is ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

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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