The book of Job speaks to some of the most universal issues of our human experience. Feelings of grief, misery, sorrow and distress are played out against the backdrop of a man resolute in his claim of innocence of the accusations, brought by three of his alleged friends, of being an unrepentant sinner. But Job’s sufferings serve to demonstrate more truth than Job and his friends grasped. Walter Kaiser guides us through this often–neglected book to find that pure worship in suffering is not only possible, but that such times of suffering can deepen our insight into the character of God.
Based on a lecture series given at the Billy Graham Training Center, eminent Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser draws critical spiritual lessons for us all from the debate between Job and his friends, about God’s character, His grace and offer of redemption from our sin. My favorite parts of the book are Kaiser’s Questions for Reflection and Discussion at the end of each chapter. Kaiser has a gift for getting us to think deeply about the most important issues of life.
—Hugh Ross, Astronomer, pastor, president of Reasons To Believe, and author of 17 books on creation
Job may be the oldest book in the Bible, but in this highly accessible commentary Walt Kaiser makes the ancient story of suffering come alive for our times. He lucidly demonstrates that in the story it is not Job who is on trial, but ‘God who is on trial.’ And God in his grace comes out of the trial in majestic victory. Highly recommended for pastors and laity
—Dennis Hollinger, President & Colman M Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA
In The Majesty of God, Walter Kaiser digs deep into the message of Job, shifting our focus from the pain and tragedies of life to the pure worship and true love of God. This guide provides a valuable framework of reflection for those seeking to learn more about how God reveals himself through suffering. Walt Kaiser, whom I have known for many years, writes with a pastor’s heart, a scholar’s mind and an unquestionable love for the Bible. If you are teaching or studying Job, don’t do it without his book beside you.
—Barry H. Corey, President of Biola University and author of Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue
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