New Redemption Press Release Takes Unique Perspective on Biblical Story of Job with Retold Viewpoint of Wife
NEWS PROVIDED BYRedemption Press
Sept. 2, 2020
ENUMCLAW, Wash., Sept. 2, 2020 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Life changed in almost an instant with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting Americans in an abrupt crisis mode. As of April 19, more than 40,000 Americans have died, with another 750,000 suffering infection.* Personal financial stability has deteriorated due to widespread effects of the pandemic, with nearly 60 percent of US workers suddenly unable to meet their financial obligations.** The world has undergone unexpected and immediate havoc to health, finances, and lifestyle.
The biblical story of Job tells us that he and his wife also experienced sudden crisis and hardship. Like today's almost instant "new normal," their lives took an unforeseen turn in mere moments when they experienced the loss of their ten children, home, financial stability, community, social standing, lifestyle, and Job's health.
While the Bible focuses on Job, author Linda Jo Reed concentrates on Job's wife, retelling a plausible storyline from her perspective in Mrs. Job's Choice: A Journey in Encouragement.
"Telling the story of Mrs. Job is intriguing. She has one line in the Bible, and in contrast to Job's response, hers is an anguished cry and outburst, much like our response with trials," Reed said. "I wrote this book to give fresh insight into calamities and to provide discernment when the world comes crashing in around us."
Reed's book also provides glimpses into her own despair and loss and includes testimonials from faith-filled women of today, illustrating their journeys, along with Mrs. Job's, of rage and fear and then on to repentance, faith, and joy.
"God is lovingly and purposefully at work in all of our lives, and our adversities have eternal purposes," Reed said. "Mrs. Job's Choice is meant to teach us all how to trust God through our trials, see beyond our current circumstances, and show that God is lovingly and purposefully at work in all of our lives."
Reed describes her book as a Christian living book especially for women, with practical application tools to steer readers' hearts toward God. Mrs. Job's Choice will encourage, strengthen, and fortify women for what may come and will provide hope for those currently walking through seasons of darkness.
** https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-60-percent-workers-wont-meet-financial-needs-under-1495364 ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Linda Jo Reed's goal is simply to encourage people. Her hope is that support and help can be found through her words. She is the author of Upheld in the Battle, a book that shares many of God's gifts of courage, compassion, honor, generosity, hopes, dreams, and more. She believes His intimate passion for His children can be an everyday experience as He is tried and found faithful. Linda Jo also authors a blog, which can be found on her website. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, is grandmother to nine boys, and is owned by two cats.
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SOURCE Redemption Press
CONTACT: Linda Jo Reed, email@example.com