5 Stars Out Of 5
Powerful And Thought Provoking!
September 19, 2011
From the pen of Lynn Squire comes the powerfully moving tale that parallels the Biblical book of Job, Joab's Fire. Joab Black, a righteous man, in the eyes of God and his community, and his wife Sarah, establish a prosperous farm in Alberta, Canada, in the year 1903. Then in one sweep, Joab and Sarah, lose everything, except one another. In the midst of his intense pain and tremendous loss, Joab regrets the day he was ever born, but refuses to lose his trust in the sovereignty of God. Although his wife urges him in her terrible state of grief to curse God and die, and his friends wonder what sin he has committed to bring this on himself, Joab never loses his faith in God.
Sergeant Dixon, a Mounted Police officer, is determined to get to the bottom of these horrendous events that have happened to his friend, Joab, feeling a stranger's arrival in town has something to do with them. In his search he finds more than he bargains for...pride, stubborness, brokeness, and bitterness in his heart against God. Who is this stranger and why does he exude such evil, but has the power to attract the townsfolk? What hold does he have over Dixon? In the midst of all the turmoil will Dixon find love with a Godly woman and peace for his soul?
In this powerfully moving, thought provoking novel, Lynn Squire seeks to answer the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people"...and why are God's children alllowed to suffer? Lynn sheds new light on the book of Job and what it must have been like for his wife, who we are so quick to judge for her words that were spoken in the throes of grief. I was moved to tears at the restoration power and mercy of God at the conclusion. This is not normally the type of book I read, as I'm into the whole historical fiction, romance thing, but I feel I'm a better person for having read this book. A more thankful person...a blessed person! Thank you, Lynn Squire, for this beautifully written, anointed book, and for staying true to your calling!