The Job: Based on a True Story (I mean, this is bound to have happened somewhere)
Author: Craig Davis
Paperback: 130 pages
Publisher: St. Celibart Press
I typically do not review fiction, but ever now and then, I make an exception. A few weeks ago, I put out a call for resources on Job and Lamentations. The Job was one of the recommendations.
What we have in The Job is a modern retelling of the Book of Job. Joe B., a vice president at Universal Whirlgig is singled out by Luci Fernandez, the jealous and frustrated Executive Officer in Charge of Outgoing Prescription Drug Claims in the Universal Whirlgig Human Resources Office. Through careful manipulation of the data, Luci has Joe B. demoted all the way to the mail room. What follows is a series of encounters with friends who offer bad advice and several failed attempts by Joe B. to meet with “the Big Boss” to find out why he was demoted.
The Job is a faithful and modern telling of the Book of Job. Craig Davis remains true to the biblical text while bringing wit and humor to the story. I found it to be refreshing and relevant, while still maintaining the integrity of the biblical account. Davis does a wonderful job drawing the reader into the story, which makes The Job is a fairly quick read and a book that I didn’t want to put down.
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