Job - The Finest Man in all the Earth by Ray Sammons

Job is a cattleman; his animals and family are killed in one day. He endures illness, rejection, and shame and doesn't know why.

Job is the story of a cosmic conflict between the God of the universe and Lucifer, one of God’s fallen angles.

Lucifer is calling God a liar, a phony, and an imposter but God defends His character.

Then, to make a point, God chooses Job as a human representative to prove to Lucifer that people worship God for who He is and not for what He does. But, Job isn’t told that he’s been chosen for this exercise.

Job lives through the loss of his wealth, family and health asking, “Why is this happening? I’ve done nothing wrong!” He prays and God does not answer, Job goes through this test with the answers held back.

Finally, when the test is over God talks to Job and afterwards Job’s life has ...

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  • DARIUS 1's avatar
    DARIUS 1 wrote 1 year, 4 months ago

    Why are all the 'pitch me' books so old?

  • Tom Balderston's avatar
    Tom Balderston wrote 4 years, 6 months ago

    Job is a character more people need to know. Always enjoy Chrstian reads. Makes the Bible story more understandable. Well written. Reading.
    Tom Balderston
    The Wonder of Terra

  • Eunice Attwood's avatar
    Eunice Attwood wrote 4 years, 7 months ago

    This is a very readable work of art. I didn't know much about this character, but you have brought him to life for me. Truly inspiring and insightful. Backed with pleasure. Eunice - The Temple Dancer.

  • Ron Mitchell's avatar
    Ron Mitchell wrote 4 years, 8 months ago
    I applaud you with this story. Taking a familiar story from the Bible and transposing it to a common language makes it easy to digest and understand. Job is the oldest book of the Bible deemed to have been written before any other written word of God. You put in parts that transform this to a story that could be a man of faith of today's modern world. I thank you for your support of December Gold, and I trust ...
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    klouholmes wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    Hi Ray, Some very solid points here and I liked the upbeat language as it illuminates the story. "He only follows you because you treat him so well." The idea that all humans are like Job and are part of this contest is an interpretation not heard so often. A well-imagined outset with the council of the angels listening in on this Biblical scene. I'd expect that the scenes with Job and his wife would be as well-rendered. Shelved - ...
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    soutexmex wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Ray: do apologize for this spam comment but I did BACK your book. Though my book is currently on the Ed's Desk, I can still use your comments on my book before the end of this month. Thanks - cheers!

    JC
    The Obergemau Key

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    Burgio [Retired] wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    JOB This is an interesting story: an update on one of the most inspirational stories in the Bible. You’ve done a good job fleshing out Job and bringing him to life. I think you’ll find an audience for this among people in Bible discussion groups who will choose to use this for discussion to compare to the original source or even use in place of the original source. I’m happy to add it to my shelf. If you have a ...
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    name falied moderation wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    Dear Ray I just love the book cover. I would like to commend you on the skill you have and the imagination and the talent in writing this work of art of yours. I wish I had half of your talent. Where does one get such original work like this, such a gift. I feel sure you feel like me that it is your baby and you so want to see it succeed. I do wish you all the best ...
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  • Walden Carrington's avatar
    Walden Carrington wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Job-The Finest Man in all the Earth is enchanting. I love historical fiction and especially religious tales. Backed.

  • SusieGulick's avatar
    SusieGulick wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    Dear Ray, I love your delightful Bible story about Job. :) He did have miserable comforters for sure, but he knew His Redeemer lived & that he would see Him one day & knew that though He slayed him, yet he'd trust Him. :) I got so excied when I read your pitch & introduction which were extemely well done. :) Tight dialogue & paragraphs made for an easy read. :) Great creativity. :) Hope you'll write many more books ...
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  • CraigD's avatar
    CraigD wrote 5 years, 1 month ago

    It was very interesting to me to find your book. Fittingly, scripture began chronologically with its most mysterious book, and it's a shame Job is so misunderstood, since it is the story of every man and mankind in general. Please take a look at my book; I think you'll like it. I've got your back.
    Craig Davis
    http://www.authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=19440

  • Ron Mitchell's avatar
    Ron Mitchell wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    You put a personal, contemporary touch on the oldest written book of the Bible. I enjoyed your interpretation and embellishments. Good job and good luck. I backed your book.
    --author of December Gold

  • lionel25's avatar
    lionel25 wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    Ray, your introduction and first two chapters are a smooth read. Professionally written.

    Happy to back your work.

    Joffrey (The Silver Spoon Effect)

  • Ron Mitchell's avatar
    Ron Mitchell wrote 5 years, 2 months ago

    I once wrote a lengthy paper while in seminary on the book of Job. It was a challenging class. I am anxious to hear what you have to say in this book.
    --author of December Gold

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    Jesse Hargreave [Retired] wrote 5 years, 3 months ago

    Backed January 31.

    Jesse - Savant

  • Alexander De Witte's avatar
    Alexander De Witte wrote 5 years, 3 months ago
    Ray, the problem you have here is that your writing falls somewhere between children's and adults literature without fitting either camp snugly. I think the piece shows potential but you will need to commit to whether this represents a moral homily for children or a more nuanced and literary approach to the problem of evil for adults. The proliferation of dialogue in adrressing this subject matter would fit with a children's exposition but the dialogue is not at the right ...
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  • PatriciaMac's avatar
    PatriciaMac wrote 5 years, 3 months ago
    Ray, What a timely message you bring as you once again bring humanity this story of such an incredible man who lived so long ago. Not an easy story to tell once again, so hats off to you for the courage you have displayed. Your career in Agriculture Economics displays insight in just what it meant in Job’s life as everything was taken materially as well as losing his children. You have been able to portray in many ways how ...
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    Gerlof Bernard wrote 5 years, 4 months ago

    You are a good writer, Ray! Your imagination makes for a interesting story and if I had more time right now I would finish the book. It is worthy of publication and I trust that will happen

    Myrna Chausse

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    RWesley Author wrote 5 years, 4 months ago
    Thanks so much for that suggestion - I'll work on it! [QUOTE] Job is a unique idea and makes a distinctive offering in the historical fiction genre. I think this will do very well with your target audeinece and I'm happy to back it. One thought on the editorial front; I suggest you try to remove repetition of the same ideas and/or words - for example in C3 we are told twice about the 500 teams of oxen, and successive ...
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  • Bob Steele's avatar
    Bob Steele wrote 5 years, 4 months ago
    Job is a unique idea and makes a distinctive offering in the historical fiction genre. I think this will do very well with your target audeinece and I'm happy to back it. One thought on the editorial front; I suggest you try to remove repetition of the same ideas and/or words - for example in C3 we are told twice about the 500 teams of oxen, and successive paragraphs tell us about 3 successful raids; the need for a successful ...
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