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In this study, noted Old Testament scholar and Christian educator David Hester focuses on the difficult questions raised in Job: where is God in the worst moments of our emptiness? What are we to do when experience casts doubt on what we have always believed? Where in the world is justice? The author brings to this writing his own experience of suffering. His touching honesty provides a moving connection between the ancient text and the world of today, inviting us to join in Job's search for hope and healing. Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, IBS can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study.There is not a structured theme or teaching focus to each unit that must be followed for IBS to be used. ... professional and volunteer church educators revealed that their number-one concern was that Bible study materials be teacher -friendly. ... can shape the lessons creatively, responding to the needs of the group and employing a wide variety of teaching methods. ... Given the opportunity, most adults and young people relish the chance to talk about the kind of issues raised in IBS.

Author:David C. Hester
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 2005


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