Last week, Tragedy Transformed: How Job’s Recovery Can Provide Hope For Yours made the Finals in the fourth annual Cascade Awards Writing Contest conducted by the Oregon Christian Writers. I felt honored to have my book judged high enough to become one of three Finalists in 2015 published non-fiction works. Three judges commented:
For Counselors As Well As Sufferers
I am privileged to have read this expose on the Book of Job by one who holds a PhD, whose expertise is in theology and counseling, as well as in pastoral experience. The blending of these specialties brings a rich teaching on the Book of Job to parallel human suffering, recovery, and transformation…This book should be marketed to counselors, pastors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists …as well as to any person who has faced tragedy, or anyone who has a desire to help other sufferers. As Christians, none of us are exempt from suffering, so the market is very broad for this subject.
No Simplistic Answers
Great writing with sensitivity, never patronizing, no simplistic answers. A REALISTIC perspective toward sadness and tragedy that honors our hurts, while offering hope for strength and growth. Excellent discussion questions. Good selection of stories and anecdotes. Showing the growth and experiences of the same people throughout the book has GREAT advantages.
This book on Job is excellent. It covers the questions we ask when our lives are in turmoil. This is an easy book to read with great wisdom.