L. Cord (Registered Nurse and Pastor’s Wife)
When bad things happen to good people – could you survive this?
November 7, 2018
The Legacy of Job’s Wife is a fictional account, exploring the thoughts of Job’s wife, as she dealt with the tragedies of her life. The Bible has much to say about Job and God’s interactions with him, but records only 2 sentences spoken by his wife. The author weaves a multi-layered tale, describing the life of this wife, whose name is not even known in the Bible – before, during, and after the disasters that befall their family.
Her love story with Job is told in a realistic way and life during those ancient times was interesting – people living in tents, tending crops and animals (a hard, Spartan life), and riding many days to the cities for provisions they couldn’t grow or build for themselves.
The most poignant parts of the book for me were the free-verse types of poetry that began each chapter, as she cried out to God in her grief. Those thoughts resonate with any woman who might be faced with such monumental sorrow. The story continued as she began to heal and recover, finding a way to start again and be reconciled to the God she thought had abandoned her.