1. Blake, William, Illustrations
for The Book of Job. Blake did these illustrations himself,
and wrote some text to accompany each one. (Available on reserve
in the NSCC Library)
2. Frost, Robert, A Masque
of Reason. Another contemporary drama piece re-doing
the Job story. Frost, of course, puts the whole drama in poem
3. Jung, C. G., Answer to
Job, 1952. Read it only after you've read Jung's
Memories, Dreams, Reflections.
4. Kidner, Derek, The Wisdom
of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes, Intervarsity Press,
1985. A very insightful, clear and thoroughly probing study of
these three intimately related books in the Old Testament.
5. Kushner, Rabbi Harold,When
Bad Things Happen to Good People. It was on the best-seller
lists in the early 1980s and deals with a question that most
of us consider important, in a way that most of us can understand,
even if we may not agree with it all. His discussion of The
Book of Job is illuminating.
6. Lewis, C.S., The Problem
of Pain. A very readable approach to the problem
of evil, attempting a solution from Lewis' Christian perspective.
7. Lewis, C.S., A Grief Observed.
Lewis' experience of grief at the death of his wife, Joy. This
was an experience of immense personal pain which made him re-examine
his attempted solutions in the above book.
8. MacLeish, Archibald, J.B.
A contemporary re-telling of the Job story, set in modern times.
Job's three friends are a psychotherapist, a Marxist and a minister.
Done as a drama, and very readable. MacLeish has the ending turn
out a bit differently than in the original Job story.