"For those grappling with a new normal, here's a spirited handbook for the raveled soul. ... Reed shows us women of faith who not only survive but compellingly live their deepest questions. How is it that questions help us feel so honestly heard and held?"
--Laurie Klein, author of Where the Sky Opens and the classic chorus "I Love You, Lord"
Life's disappointments, stresses, and tragedies can leave you shaking your fist in anger at God, questioning His goodness, wallowing in self-pity and grief, and fearing your future. Unmet expectations, difficult relationships, losses, wayward children, illnesses, financial troubles--the list goes on. Do you find that you remain faithful to God when life goes as planned but crumble when things don't go your way? If so, author Linda Jo Reed wants to encourage you not give in to life's disheartening circumstances.
Linda Jo takes a unique perspective on Job retelling the story of his wife and expounding upon the little that is said about her in the Bible. Job's adversities also result in tremendous loss for his wife. But while Job remains faithful to God, his wife finds her spiritual reservoir empty, curses the Lord, and reviles her husband. Mrs. Job's Choice: A Journey in Encouragement explores the truths of our God, who gives second chances and is at work in all our lives, even when we can't see beyond our circumstances.
Mrs. Job's life is weaved with the biblical account of Job, Linda Jo's own story of despair and loss, and inspirational illustrations of overcoming--faithful women who have seen God at work. Meditation questions, journal questions, and prayers provide opportunities for you to draw closer to God, gain eternal perspective, and build the character of Jesus within your life.