Essential books

October 4, 2011
Job and friends
Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Job and His Friends, oil on canvas, 1869.

Our fall books issue includes the following annotated lists of top titles in a few specific subject areas, selected by experts in the field:

Marti J. Steussy on the book of Job

S. Mark Heim on atonement

Karen-Marie Yust on children's ministry



Yes, I am the author with a selfish interest in knowing that it's being read, but I so wish people would look at "Mrs. Job," the fictional story of the wife of biblical Job -- a story which captures the emotion, morality, and even the theology of this piece of wisdom literature in a very real, down to earth, experiential way.

My web page will give you more description and take you directly to the link. You'll find reviews to support my belief that this is a book worth reading if one is interested in Job.

Mona Gustafson Affinito