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Job: A Man of Heroic Endurance (Great Lives from God's Word Series, Vol. 7) Hardcover – April 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; No Edition Stated edition (April 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849913896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849913891
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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Dr. Charles R. Swindoll is senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church, chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, and the Bible teacher on the internationally syndicated radio program Insight for Living. He has written more than thirty best-selling books, including STRENGTHENING YOUR GRIP, LAUGH AGAIN, THE GRACE AWAKENING, and the million-selling GREAT LIVES FROM GOD'S WORD series. Chuck and his wife, Cynthia, live in Frisco, Texas.

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I have learned so much while reading these books.
Erin Stewart
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.
Harriet Klausner
The book of Job is easy to read, to fully understand and comprehend.
Brenda Rhodes

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Michael Taylor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 14, 2004
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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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on May 28, 2004
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
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John Little Hampton on November 6, 2005
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Samantha L. Sayre VINE VOICE on July 29, 2006
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Rhodes on April 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Wood on November 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have read several books by this author and he always offers phenomenal insight. God has blessed this man tremendously to spread his word. I have read almost all of the Great Lives series and Job was one of the longest ones. I had no idea it would take me forever to get through this book. As always Mr. Swindoll offers great insight but he kept repeating the same thing over and over and over. I got the point the first time! This book is a good read because of the insight provided, if you are a person who enjoys repetition this book is for you.
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