J. L. Lee (Mental Health Therapist)
The Riddles of God
November 10, 2018
This tender and complex verbal portrait of Job‘s wife could only have been drawn by a woman with Koelker’s vivid artistic sensitivity and personal experience of the joys and sorrows inherent in parenthood. Through prose as poetic as the verses of Ix’ises, Koelker has created a portal to the once idyllic and innocent life of Job‘s wife and family. In so doing, she has provided the world with a rich and thought-provoking context for the narrow view of Job’s wife portrayed simply through her infamous advice to Job to “curse God and die.”
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November 12, 2018
I read this book after the unexpected loss of my beloved wife. The emptiness Job’s wife suffered as she sat alone in the silence struck a chord with me. I, too, am waiting in the silence for the intense pain to fade. I know how it is to hurt too much to talk with people who can’t really understand.
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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.
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OnlineBookClub.org (October 2, 2018) “4 out of 4 stars”
Not many have pondered upon this story from such a unique point of view and not much attention has been directed towards the wife of the Biblical character Job, except the usual scorn directed her way. In The Legacy of Job’s Wife, Cynthia Koelker tries to understand her urge to ask Job to curse his God. Koelker crafts a heart-warming Christian fiction story filled with charming romance. Continue reading “Review by OnlineBookClub – 4/4 Stars”
September 27, 2018
We’ve all learned the story of long-suffering Job, but what about his wife? The Legacy of Job’s Wife: A Story of Love and Forgiveness tells the story from her point of view. Job loved his wife from the time she was born and his love for her was steadfast throughout all of his tribulations. Perhaps unwittingly, this book shows us that the Job of this book loved his wife in the way that God apparently could not.
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