John Goldingay does an exceptional job of making scholarly knowledge highly ingestible to all kinds of readers. Bookworms from all walks of life have come to appreciate, respect and learn from the ‘For Everyone’ series – from church leaders to children’s workers, theology students to church goers, preachers to Bible readers.
Job is a good man, blessed with children and great riches. Then for no apparent reason, he is abandoned to terrible suffering. His children die, his wealth is stolen and he developes a foul disease. His wife tells him to curse God, and his friends no longer believe he is the upright man they thought he was. What has patient, innocent Job done to deserve all this? Neither he nor his friends know, so will God answer Job’s searching questions about suffering and injustice?
Using personal anecdote, a lively style, and drawing on his considerable theological knowledge, John Goldingay takes us deep into the unfolding story of the Old Testament
John Goldingay is Professor of OT in the School of Theology at the Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. Previously principal and professor of OT and Hebrew at St John’s Theological College Nottingham.