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  • Written in a straightforward style, different authors have prepared the material on each of the prophets (these notes were originally published some years ago in a different format by CSSU).
  • There are two things that this book is not! It is not a commentary on the book of Job. It does not set out to deal with every verse of the scripture record, nor to offer a comprehensive exposition of each part. It follows the sequence of the book of Job in a way that, it is hoped, will be helpful to those wishing to conduct their own study of the book. Secondly, this Study Guide is not a book about suffering. Inevitably, it has a great deal to say about the sufferings of Job and, as such, it is hoped that some of its pages may be helpful to some of those who suffer. However, it is not within the scope of this book to deal with the many different forms of suffering that people today experience. The book of Job is not an ‘easy-read’. For those using The Bible Companion for daily Bible reading, Job comes in the bleakest time of year and takes almost the whole of December (thirty days) to read. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable …” (2 Timothy 3:16), but there are some books to which one looks forward less than others. Yet the book of Job has lessons beyond compare. Its value in the scriptures cannot be over-estimated. Its rich vein of lessons amply repays the patience and perseverance spent on it. This Study Guide aims to offer a few suggestions that may help to make reading the book of Job more fulfilling. Watch the author introduce his book on YouTube!
  • The letter of James is full of powerful, direct teaching relevant for all Bible readers of every age. The message of putting the teachings into practice (being “doers of the word and not hearers only”) runs through every page, reminding readers that discipleship is not theoretical, but must be practised. With the unequalled example of his half brother, the Lord Jesus, James has plenty of material to pack into his short letter.
  • Each book of the Bible is summarised and illustrated in a single page – focusing on the principal features. As well as the pages devoted to individual books there are introductory and general pages presenting charts and maps, a summary of Bible teaching, a list of books for further reading, and a useful index. This book is of particular value for interested friends, young people and those receiving instruction: a handy reference guide for young and old.