What Every Christian Should Know about Job

Daniel J. Simundson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2011

Issue: Job (Vol. 31, No 4, Fall, 2011)

The book of Job takes a deeper look into the problem of suffering than any other book of the Bible. As such, it raises difficult questions about the nature and power of God. It reiterates cause-and-effect thinking (people reap what they sow), while calling it into serious question. For all of these reasons, Christians need to read the book—and to think about how to read it.

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