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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Curriculum; Ina edition (March 31 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849945011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849945014
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,053,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God’s Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.


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Format: Hardcover
Once again, Chuck Swindoll has written a fine book on a particular biblical character and shows how we can learn from the person's example (bad and good). Consistent with his other books, Swindoll pulls no punches in describing Job's character, his circumstances, and the people around him. Since the Bible also pulls no punches, Swindoll's writing style is particularly enjoyable and challenging.
Among the important points Swindoll covers include:
1. Mark of a true friend.
2. Job challenged his accusers at the appropriate time.
3. Like Job, you sometimes have to be direct and blunt with graceless people who do not have a clue.
3. Jesus often suffered false accusations.
4. Sometimes we just have to tune others out and focus on what God says about us and our circumstances (sometimes God has to tell us things we do not want to hear but need to).
5. Integrity is all that matters and 3 things to learn from Job's integrity.
6. Characteristics of a broken heart.
7. Excellent advice for staying young as you age.
8. 7 lessons Job teachers us about God.
In my humble opinion, the person who is most brokenhearted and hopeless will benefit most from the book - the self-sufficient or self-confident need not waste their time (the Bible says a lot about confidence in God instead of self). In other words, readers who need encouragment will be uplifted the most.
Read, enjoy, and be encouraged!
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As he has done with other Great Lives biblical biographies (see David, Esther, Joseph, Moses, Elijah, and Paul), Charles R. Swindoll provides a deep look at Job. This is not a biblical biographical fictionalized account of the bible. Instead, he furbishes a study starting with the Old Testament passages that first paint a picture of a pious, happy and successful person until "Sahtan" challenges God to test the holiness of Job by stripping away his life. Job becomes the victim of the ultimate test of humankind's faith in God when even the Lord apparently abandoned him. Will he lose his belief, as he suffers from one Sahtan atrocity after another; or will his faith enable him to endure?
Mr. Swindoll goes over the passages with a fine toothcomb providing modern day examples to explain the underlying lessons of Job. Most people who have read the biblical book find it difficult to accept why God would allow such an extreme experiment especially on a good person. Besides providing obvious insight into Job, Mr. Swindoll offers intriguing insight into the key "characters" who star in this drama and a theory as to why the events occurred. Biblical readers will appreciate this powerful deep look into Job, a man with the fortitude to endure incredibly devilish torture.
Harriet Klausner
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I have wrote this review deleted it, I don't know how many times now... I've spent all night on this review... I can't tell you how POWERFUL this book is in words.
So instead I've decided to share what this book has done for me...
My wife and I left LA 6 years ago with our 3 kids and gave our lives to Christ... Our testimony is crazy... We have had so many Mentors and Books that God has put in front of us, and like a sponge we have soaked it all up. We know that God has called us to be Evangelist and we are working hard to do everything we can to be qualified...
My parents sent me this book, and yesterday they sent me Paul, David and said Elijah is on the way. To be honest I've never heard Chuck Swindoll preach and this is the only book I have read of his...
Chuck will take you through each verse in Job, help you understand it visually, and apply it to detailed real life scenarios in his own life. This man has really lived.
The stories are far from boring, some are serious and many are very humorous...
This book is thick and each page is packed full of so much knowledge that I had to read it slowly, just to keep it in...
All I can say is, WOW!
It was this past Superbowl weekend, I walked into the family room and asked my wife, "Why has God abandoned me"... I told her before we moved to Texas that I was going to be crucified this year. Stupid Statment but I felt it coming. I looked back over the past year and I couldn't find anything that was displeasing to God. In fact I was coming closer and closer to God and then finally bam it hit (the life of Job)... I was in the middle of reading this book... It would have been easier to just go back to the old lifestyle... This was the loneliest feeling I have ever felt...
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By merrie heart on Oct. 2 2009
Format: Hardcover
I decided it was time to try and figure out exactly what was going on with the book of JOB. And I decided to let Chuck Swindoll help me do that. As always Swindoll is thought provoking but not so mired down in theological lingo that you need a professor sitting beside you. His easy "write to the ear" style works. Every time. This excellent book is another to add to my Swindoll library.
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Excellent Encouragement to Endure Life's Trials! June 14 2004
By Michael Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Once again, Chuck Swindoll has written a fine book on a particular biblical character and shows how we can learn from the person's example (bad and good). Consistent with his other books, Swindoll pulls no punches in describing Job's character, his circumstances, and the people around him. Since the Bible also pulls no punches, Swindoll's writing style is particularly enjoyable and challenging.
Among the important points Swindoll covers include:
1. Mark of a true friend.
2. Job challenged his accusers at the appropriate time.
3. Like Job, you sometimes have to be direct and blunt with graceless people who do not have a clue.
3. Jesus often suffered false accusations.
4. Sometimes we just have to tune others out and focus on what God says about us and our circumstances (sometimes God has to tell us things we do not want to hear but need to).
5. Integrity is all that matters and 3 things to learn from Job's integrity.
6. Characteristics of a broken heart.
7. Excellent advice for staying young as you age.
8. 7 lessons Job teachers us about God.
In my humble opinion, the person who is most brokenhearted and hopeless will benefit most from the book - the self-sufficient or self-confident need not waste their time (the Bible says a lot about confidence in God instead of self). In other words, readers who need encouragment will be uplifted the most.
Read, enjoy, and be encouraged!
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
powerful deep look at Job May 28 2004
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As he has done with other Great Lives biblical biographies (see David, Esther, Joseph, Moses, Elijah, and Paul), Charles R. Swindoll provides a deep look at Job. This is not a biblical biographical fictionalized account of the bible. Instead, he furbishes a study starting with the Old Testament passages that first paint a picture of a pious, happy and successful person until "Sahtan" challenges God to test the holiness of Job by stripping away his life. Job becomes the victim of the ultimate test of humankind's faith in God when even the Lord apparently abandoned him. Will he lose his belief, as he suffers from one Sahtan atrocity after another; or will his faith enable him to endure?
Mr. Swindoll goes over the passages with a fine toothcomb providing modern day examples to explain the underlying lessons of Job. Most people who have read the biblical book find it difficult to accept why God would allow such an extreme experiment especially on a good person. Besides providing obvious insight into Job, Mr. Swindoll offers intriguing insight into the key "characters" who star in this drama and a theory as to why the events occurred. Biblical readers will appreciate this powerful deep look into Job, a man with the fortitude to endure incredibly devilish torture.
Harriet Klausner
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Dignity of Suffering Nov. 6 2005
By John Little Hampton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Swindoll has delivered a message of dignity not pity. He has given the reader a taste of the bitter reality which Job faced. Swindoll not only connects the reader to Job but also to modern/contemporary times and application. Swindoll comforts the reader by letting him know it's perfectly acceptable and normal to feel hurt, betrayed, frustrated, and victimized during hard-times; he offers the reader hope to hang on. This book should be required for all people who have never suffered or expierenced loss prior to offering their well-intentioned reasons, formulas, advice and "comfort". Swindoll has not only brought out the integrity and endurance of Job but also the dignity of Job in suffering. A must read for those going into (or active therein) ministry.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyed This Book July 29 2006
By Samantha L. Sayre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. I wasn't sure of the topic. You always hear how Job suffered. Swindoll takes the approach that Job endures. I loved the chapter on how to handle criticism with class. Just a different take on a great man of the Bible. It's long enough to cover the whole book of the Bible but short enough to keep your interest. I highly recommend this book and all the others in the Great Lives series.
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excellent price. excellent value. excellent product. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT April 3 2010
By Brenda Rhodes - Published on Amazon.com
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Job: A Man of Heroic Endurance (Great Lives from God's Word Series, Vol. 7) Hardcover, No Paper sleeve or cover, however the hard cover has the original picture and words just like the original sleeve. Words are a bit smaller but I paid around $9.00 compared to $27 something for the original hardcover with the pictured paper wrapper sleeve. For the price, for the value and savings, I feel I made an excellent choice and purchase. I certaintly will trust this merchant again. I plan on eventually buying the full volume of 7 in the series that Charles R. Swindoll wrote on the separate books of the Bible. The book of Job is easy to read, to fully understand and comprehend. You can go back to your Bible for reference if you so choose, however, if you have already read the book and had trouble understanding it like I did, this book references the Bible verses and it is not necessary. However, when I completely finish the book, I do plan on re-reading Job again just to see if I understand the actual scriptures better for myself. EXCELLENT PURCHASE, however without my receipt in front of me, I do not remember the name of the merchant that I purchased from.


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