Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | April 27, 2011

The Job: A modern-day parable of ancient troubles and truth

Craig Davis has taken a Bible story from the book of Job and transformed into a tale for our times.  Joe B. is a successful up and comer married to a beautiful woman and father to three children.  Unfortunately, a scheming bitter woman seeks vengeance on everyone who gets into the boss’ good graces and destroys Joe B.’s life.

Just as in the book of Job, family and friends offer Joe B. useless advice and Joe B. finds himself deeper and deeper in the depths of despair.  Filled with timely truths, Davis’ book is filled with humor even as he talks about suffering.

If you are searching for answers to life’s most common question, “why does God allow people to suffer,” then this book will provide clues in an easy-to-understand dialogue that will capture your interest and keep you reading.  A quick read, “The Job” is a great gift for someone struggling through difficult times.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author, Craig Davis. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



  1. Thanks for the review, Jill! Lord bless you in all your ways.

  2. Just like everyone to know I’ve cut the prices to all my ebooks to 99¢. The new prices may take a while to show up in the Kindle and Nook stores, but they’re in place at Smashwords. Please give them a look!

  3. […] and has spent a lifetime in biblical scholarship.  He has written four other books, including The Job: Based on a True Story (I Mean, This is Bound to have Happened Somewhere) which I reviewed in April, […]

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