Job Through New Eyes: A Son for Glory


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A Son for Glory is contribution to The Through New Eyes Bible Commentary Series. Bible-reading is more of an art than a science. The Bible is a story, not a lexicon of systematic theological definitions. With this in mind, The Through New Eyes Bible Commentary Series builds on the foundational Biblical-theology work of James B. Jordan and other like-minded scholars in bringing you a set of commentaries that will help you read, teach and preach through the Bible while picking up on the rich symphonic themes and the literary symbolism of the Scriptures. Because they are written for thoughtful Christians without being overly academic, these commentaries will serve as valuable resources for family worship, Sunday school or Bible studies.

Book Details

Weight 11.648 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .42 in

Toby J. Sumpter


Athanasius Press


Through New Eyes Commentaries



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Editorial Review

What would happen if a truly creative mind were anchored to the text of Scripture? What might happen then? You are holding the answer to that question in your hands. Too often textual anchoring is confused with pedantry, and textual creativity is confused with a helium balloon floating away from the state fair. Couple this with the fact that if ever there was a book of the Bible that would reward a fusion of this kind of creative faithfulness, it is the book of Job. Circumstances have therefore conspired in such a way that I need to plead with you to get this book. Douglas Wilson (Christ Church, Moscow, ID)

This book is a gift to the church because it is both practical and pastoral. Practically, it helps us understand one of the more misunderstood and mysterious books in the Bible. With clarity, precision, and a winsome style, Sumpter unpacks the book of Job for “the rest of us,” spreading a feast for the mind of the reader. Pastorally, this book does what all good books should do—it teaches us how to live. Through the lens of Job’s horrific suffering, this book points us, in all of our suffering, to that gritty hope that all “sons of the Father” have in Christ—the hope of resurrection. Sumpter calls us to immerse ourselves in Job’s story with eyes of faith so that we might see the drama of Job’s life for what it truly is: a call to bank everything on the God of the Storm who, in omnipotent love, withholds nothing in order to fit and fashion his children for the glory and eternal joy of His presence. I highly recommend this book. — Scott Anderson (Executive Director, Desiring God)

A Son for Glory exhibits the same qualities I have admired in Toby Sumpter during the years we have been pastors together—biblical insight, theological creativity, pastoral zeal, vivid and vigorous writing. Toby presents a fresh angle on a book that everyone thinks they already know, showing that Job is not merely a story of suffering but a Christian story of maturation through suffering. This electrifying storm of a book is the first, but certainly not the last, from this gifted pastor-theologian. — Dr. Peter Leithart (President, Theopolis Institute)