The book of Job is perhaps like no other book in the Bible. It is wisdom literature but also narrative, it is poetry but also prose, it is theology but also fable. Most of the questions posed to the reader throughout go either unanswered or the answers feel unsatisfactory and obtuse.
Yet, Job has long fascinated Christians in their quest to understand human suffering and God’s grace. Job presents to us a picture of suffering the likes of which few in history have ever experienced and a glimpse into the power and complexity of God and his response.
Our family of churches will spend the next several weeks unpacking and understanding the book of Job. We won’t uncover answers to every question but we will certainly make progress in the process.