Book Review: Three Simple Questions by Rueben P. Job

3 Great Questions Tackled By an Elderly Saint

Every once in awhile I like to read Christian authors outside of my circles – I guess in my case that would be Reformed Baptist types. Here is a short read by one of the compilers of several very helpful books on prayer in the Upper Room Series – and a long time United Methodist Pastor.

I’m assuming that Pastor Job is in his late 70’s or 80’s in writing this book. One gets the sense that he is an elderly grandfather with many years of walking with God and life experience under his belt as he grapples with three very important questions in a devotional manner:

Who is God?

Who am I?

Who are we together?

I think these are great questions to grapple with and that Job gives much good food for thought. He isn’t as theologically precise as I would like, but he does give some practical principles to chew on via mediation and prayer. I think that any person would benefit from this short devotional and especially from seeking out the answers to these questions by reading God’s Word as often as possible. This book provides a “Guide for Daily Prayer,” and a “Pattern for Daily Prayer” in the appendix that are very helpful to connecting with God and implementing the three questions he addresses in the book.

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