Job: The Wisdom of the Cross
Job: The Wisdom of the Cross

Job: The Wisdom of the Cross

in Preaching the Word

by Christopher Ash

4.5 Rank Score: 4.6 from 2 reviews, 0 featured collections, and 3 user libraries
Pages 480
Publisher Crossway
Published 2014
ISBN-13 9781433513121

Pain. Suffering. Loneliness. Life can be hard, and sometimes it seems like God doesn’t even care. In the midst of difficult trials, many people have resonated with the book of Job—the story of a man who lost nearly everything, seemingly abandoned by God. Christopher Ash helps us glean encouragement from God’s Word in this meditative commentary by directing our attention to the final explanation and ultimate resolution of Job’s story: the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Taking a staggeringly honest look at our broken world and the trials that we often face, this volume offers readers a glimpse of God’s sovereign purposes for suffering and the incredible hope that we have in Christ.

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PastorTimothy72 PastorTimothy72 July 27, 2021
I have become a collector of commentaries ever since my seminary days in the 1990s. As such, I am only going to recommend the best overall commentary for each book of the Bible on this site. For Job, for the preacher/teacher, I would suggest Ash from 'The Preaching the Word' series. It is not academic or technical at all, but it is insightful and Christ-honoring and makes sense of the overall message of the book. (If you can find the little book by Robert Fyall, "How Does God Treat His Friends," you should definitely get it as well).
Peter Krol Peter Krol May 14, 2015
Wonderful literary analysis of the poetry. The main flaw is that Ash just barely misses the main theme of the book - the fear of the Lord.