Wrestling with Job

Wrestling with Job

Defiant Faith in the Face of Suffering

by Bill Kynes and Will Kynes

Wrestling with Job
  • Length: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 6 × 9 in
  • Published: August 30, 2022
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-1-5140-0076-2
  • Item Code: A0076
  • Case Quantity: 44

The unique richness of the book of Job cannot be simply explained—it must be experienced. While Job presents challenges for scholars, ministry leaders, and laypeople, it also contains powerful lessons on faith and perseverance in the face of suffering that we all need to hear.

In Wrestling with Job, Bill Kynes, a lifelong pastor, and his son Will Kynes, a Job scholar, guide readers on a journey through this complex text. Each chapter combines exposition, spiritual application, and a deeper look at some of the thornier aspects of the text. Complete with reflection questions for groups or individuals, this book equips anyone wondering how the lessons of Job apply to their own lives to consider how they too might practice defiant faith.



1. The Book of Job: A Window into a World of Suffering and Faith
2. The Cynic's Taunt (Job 1–2)
3. An Innocent Sufferer (Job 1–3)
4. Cold Comfort (Job 4–27)
5. A Sufferer's Protest (Job 4–27)
6. A Dramatic Aside (Job 28)
7. Job's Closing Argument (Job 29–31)
8. The Mysterious Elihu (Job 32–37)
9. God Speaks (Job 38:1–42:6)
10. Justice After All? (Job 42:7-22)
The Ultimate Epilogue: Job, Jesus, and Our Great Hope

Discussion Questions

Bill Kynes

Bill Kynes (PhD, Cambridge) has been the senior pastor at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, Virginia, since 1986. He is a senior teaching fellow with the C. S. Lewis Institute and a member of the TGC Council and has been a Veritas Forum speaker. His books include A Christology of Solidarity: Jesus as the Representative of His People in Matthew and Seven Pressing Questions: Addressing Critical Issues Confronting Christian Faith. 

Will Kynes

Will Kynes (PhD, Cambridge) is associate professor of biblical studies at Samford University. He has written extensively on the book of Job and wisdom and suffering in the Hebrew Bible. His books include My Psalm Has Turned into Weeping: Job’s Dialogue with the PsalmsAn Obituary for “Wisdom Literature”: The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus; and The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and the Bible.