Bringing Him Home
The Book Of Joe B by Michael Winn is a contemporary retelling of the Old Testament story of Job.
Michael Winn has bought the story bang up to date whilst retaining the familiar structure of the Biblical tale. It is set in America around school teacher Joe B.
As with the original story, Joe B finds himself in the middle of a wager between God and the devil.
Michael Winn writes in such a way that he engages the modern audience. You do not need to be a Christian in order to enjoy and relate to this book. Michael Winn injects a large dose of humour into his novel, as well as imparting godly wisdom. “When the world is dark, you are called to be the light.” He also debunks the myth “If you follow the rules, good things will happen.” We are all aware that bad things happen to good people and that Christians are not immune to bad stuff happening.
I found The Book Of Joe B to be a refreshing take on an old familiar tale. I hope that non-Christians will read this book and start thinking about what is really important in life.
I will leave you with my favourite and very powerful quote about God:
“Waiting for someone to say hello – thirsting for someone, anyone, each and everyone, to come to Him.”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
A word of caution: This book is designed to appeal to the masses and in bringing the tale of Job to modern audiences, there are scenes and language some readers may not like.