The Most Misunderstood Woman in the Bible | Kyria

I was pleasantly surprised to find that an article I wrote for the Kyria online magazine (Christianity Today) was among it's most popular articles. This was one I enjoyed writing, a sort of contrarian take on the typical depiction of Job's wife: Her name was never revealed and yet she may be the most infamous woman in the Bible. Augustine labeled her "the devils accomplice." Calvin called her "a diabolical fury."And the contemporary understanding of Jobs wife hasnt improved on Calvin or Augustine. Its difficult to find a book or sermon treatment of the life of Job that doesnt include the usual condemnations toward his wife. It has become a standard joke to pity Job, as if his wife was yet another cross God called this man to bear.If the Proverbs 31 woman represents a model of Christian virtue, the wife of Job occupies the role of least desirable, sharing space...

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My Favorite Books of 2011

I had the opportunity to read quite a few great books in 2011. Not quite as many (101) as my friend, Aaron Armstrong, but I read quite a few. Here are my top ten books. You'll notice they are not necessarily all books that were published in 2011, but books I had the chance to read this year. Unbroken by Lauren Hildenbrand Lou Zamperini's His life as told inUnbroken is a powerful story, a reminder of the sovereignty and grace of God in the life of one man, lived during one of the most ominous periods of world history. Bonhoeffer by Erik Metaxes Bonhoeffer is a book I highly recommend. It is a weighty, important biography of a man used greatly by God. Bonhoeffer was unsuccessful in taking down Hitler, but his life has become an inspiration for Christian boldness, faith, and cross-bearing in the many decades since he was martyred. I have a feeling that this is the book Eric Metaxas...

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