The Rebel Job by Loren Fisher

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Our world is fascinating and wondrous, but life on this planet is not easy. Recently the news has been filled with catastrophic scenes of suffering and death: tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, avian flu, and melting icecaps. Within these scenes, human greed, war, and accidental harvests of the "grim reaper add to our miseries. For many the Book of Job is not only one of the world's great literary accomplishments, but it also contains the message, which we need to deal with the realities of this life. But who can understand the Book of Job? The Rebel Job is the poem of the rebel Job that was buried, by the "righteous," in the Book of Job. The Rebel Job speaks to human needs, dealing with suffering without resorting to fantasy. But this poem remains buried for most. A few poets and novelists have caught glimpses of it, but in many cases The Rebel Job was kept from the pious readers. The rebel was too radical for his "righteous friends," who believed in an all-powerful God and one who demanded fear. For the rebel this God did not exist. The rebel has given us a great gift.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published June 5, 2006 by Xlibris, Corp.. 92 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.

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A historian of the ancient Mediterranean world exhumes a controversial poem from the story of Job to help reconcile God's existence with global calamity.

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