Archard, Ethel | Published in 2022 | Paperback (166 pages), Kindle
After his upright, comfortable life falls apart, Job embarks on a quest for answers, culminating in a spiritual transformation. Through devastating losses, physical suffering, rejection and false accusations, he persists in trying to understand his seemingly arbitrary and punitive God. Finally, God Himself intervenes, bringing Job to an awesome and humbling appreciation of his Creator and his own lived experience.
The book of Job depicts a search for divine wisdom. It weaves together a tapestry of righteousness, suffering, retributive justice, pride, endurance, the wonders of creation and humanity’s relationship with God.
Job’s Quest explores the context, historical background, literary form, imagery and universal message of this fascinating biblical masterpiece.