The Biblical Job (A Paragon of Piety and Excellence) is an excellent summary of the book of Job. Ronke Ruth Alao breaks Job’s loss down into easily understandable parts and summarizes each. Starting with the loss of his children, and moving on to his health, wealth, wife and friends. Each chapter breaks down a portion of Job’s story and compares it to other Biblical figures as well as how each are applicable in the Christian life today. Even though Job lost everything he had, he still did not curse God. In the end God gave him exceedingly more than he lost in the first place.
Ronke Ruth Alao did a fantastic job of breaking down the book of Job into easily understandable portions. With all the loss and rejection, the book of Job is a hard book to get through. What I like most about this study is that Ronko Ruth Alao gives biblical truths and not half-hearted opinions. She bases her findings on scripture and seems to have done plenty of research on the topic. Further, she not only speaks of Job and his trials, but compares him to other Biblical figures who have experienced the same type of issues he has. Of course, no one had it as tough as Job, but she easily finds other biblical instances to compare with. The best part of The Biblical Job was when God rebuked his friends and told them to ask Job to pray for them. Who can argue with that? Great work making a confusing book, much more understandable and relatable.