Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job [Paperback]

By Layton Talbert (Author)
Our Price $ 21.00  
Item Number 78144  
Buy New $21.00
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock

Item Specifications...

Pages   378
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2007
Publisher   Bob Jones University Press
ISBN  1591666201  
EAN  9781591666202  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
Rich with personal experience and examples drawn from the lives of great men, Layton Talbert's exploration of the book of Job deals with the depths of human suffering and the heights of God's supreme purpose. Dr. Talbert's thorough research, detailed examination of each speaker's perspective, and countless cross-references make Beyond Suffering an essential resource for any biblical scholar.

Publishers Description
In Beyond Suffering, Layton Talbert uncovers the often-missed message of Job, tracing it sequentially and applying it to Christian living. Suffering becomes, rather than the theme itself, a catalyst for discussing the relationship between God and man. Does God really deserve unconditional service? Does He really care for His children? Writing for all readers but addressing the many difficult interpretational issues, Talbert brings the message of Job to life.

Buy Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job by Layton Talbert from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781591666202 & 1591666201

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job by Layton Talbert today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Layton Talbert

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Talbert is a Deacon at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. He earned a PhD in theology from Bob Jones University and teaches there.

Layton Talbert currently resides in Greenville, in the state of South Carolina. Layton Talbert was born in 1960.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Homeschooling > General   [9269  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Old Testament > Study   [3032  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Fresh Appreciation for Job, Suffering, and God's Sovereignty  Jul 19, 2007
Although I read my Bible from cover to cover and have done so for years, there were always certain nagging questions in the back of my mind about the book of Job. Questions like, how does this entire book fit together with all those discourses, (and with the rest of Scripture), and how could those "friends" behave like that toward him and justify their words and actions? Layton Talbert succinctly and skillfully answered those questions (and many more) in a way that made much sense to me. Using many Scripture passages that wove together the thoughts that were being conveyed, he artfully wrote a book that is extremely beneficial. This book is not only valuable to those who are hurting, but for anyone who wants to understand the Scripture better.

We have all suffered to one degree or another. We have all been wounded by people. My epiphany came when I read on page 234 that I should pray for my "friends" in an intercessory way, not in an imprecatory way. "God expects no less from us than He did from Job. Pray for those who have wronged you particularly in the context of your suffering. It is the mark of humility, maturity, and Christlikeness." (p. 234) Our ultimate example was Christ when He cried from the cross, "Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." (Luke 23:34) And I appreciated so much Dr. Talbert's emphasis on Christ's words and works all the way through the book.

Beyond Suffering was helpful to me to understand a little better how the Lord in His sovereignty carries out His will. I highly urge you to pick up a copy and read it slowly, carefully, and with a prayerful spirit.

A Thorough and Helpful Exposition of Job  Jul 19, 2007
Beyond Suffering is probably the most thorough and helpful exposition of the Book of Job that I have ever read. Layton Talbert does a tremendous job of explaining the scriptural text. He takes time to examine the areas of Job that are difficult to interpret, and he provides good summaries of the dialogue sections so the reader can easily follow the characters' lines of argument. His treatment of the scriptural text shows how to interpret and respond to unexplained adversity. It also shows how to help, and how not to help, someone who's suffering this kind of adversity.

The author writes his book on two levels: "a lay-friendly text for the general reader, supplemented by technical, elaborative, or corroborative endnotes for the more advanced student of the Scripture" (p. x). Anyone desiring to know what the biblical book of Job is about can derive much benefit from reading straight through the text of Talbert's book. However, the student, preacher or teacher looking for more technical help will find a treasure trove in the endnotes in the back of the book.

Dr. Talbert makes an important observation about Job's unexplained suffering. God never explained to Job why he was suffering, though we know why from reading the first two chapters of Job. The important observation is this: Job never understood the "why" of his suffering so that he might be a more powerful testimony to the genuineness of faith in God as well as a testimony to the worthiness of the God we can trust.

Dr. Talbert also makes an important application from Job's message: "To believe God with or without evidence simply because He has spoken, to submit to God with or without understanding because He is both sovereign and good, and to worship God with or without reward because He is worthy delivers to the believer a peace that surpasses understanding and baffles unbelievers, instructs angels and glorifies God" (p. 220).

I highly recommend Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job.
Fresh, practical insight on Job  Jul 18, 2007
Talbert's thorough understanding of the book of Job from both an expositional and experiential perspective allows him to open facets of Job frequently passed over. Not only does he deal with the beginning and end, but draws insightful, practical gems from the dialogue throughout this book. After reading Talbert's work, your understanding of Job will be renovated. Talbert's book is readable for the general public, but includes a good amount of technicality in the endnotes for those of a more scholarly bent. The book would be beneficial to those desiring a better grasp of an ancient peice of inspired literature, but is a must read to those experiencing trials or helping others work through difficulties. Everyone needs to be reminded of the bottom line: God is God and His works are marvelous beyond our comprehension.
Very helpful  Jul 18, 2007
This book provides an insightful analysis of the book of Job, with lots of devotional value. It's both scholarly and readable. I would recommend this book to anyone who is studying Job or who is struggling with an experience of personal suffering.

Write your own review about Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support