In this remarkable rereading of the biblical book of Job often discussed as an attempt to justify the ways of God to man J.Gerald Janzen brings new light to Job s story, showing how God invites Job to give up the traditional logic of reward-punishment for a life-affirming strategy of risk-reward. From this perspective, affirmation of life in the face of all its vulnerabilities is the path to true participation in the mystery of existence. / At the Scent of Water traces Job s journey from prosperity, through calamity and bitter anguish, to an encounter with God s presence in a rainstorm that renews the earth and his own appetite for life. / Janzen includes a candid epilogue on his own struggle with aggressive prostate cancer, which enabled him to connect personally with Job and to find a fresh and illuminating grace. At the Scent of Water will especially resonate with any readers who have experienced grief or suffering."
At the Scent of Water
William B.\Eerdmans#Publishing Company
The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job
Mind, Body & Spirit