Understanding the Book of Job: Lessons on Suffering

Core Singles FellowshipThe book of Job is Narrative History. Its author is unknown yet it is possible that Job himself wrote it. It is possible that Job is the oldest of any book of the Bible written approximately 2100-1800 B.C. Key personalities of this book include Job, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite, and Elihu the Buzite. In Job, we see a man who God allows to be directly attacked by Satan. He is an example of faithfulness as he loses everything important to him yet remains faithful to God. Its purpose is to illustrate God’s sovereignty and faithfulness during a time of great suffering (Summary by Jay Smith).

About the speaker…

Tom McEnroeRev. Tom McEnroe has served as a pastor in various capacities for 25 years, with many of those years devoted to serving single adults. He is also an adjunct professor of Greek at Western Seminary, a licensed general contractor, avid outdoors person and speaker.

Tom has been married to Kathrine for 35 years, and has two children: Tom V, who lives in Southern California; and Alexandria, who received her master’s degree in France.