Michael Austin overturns our Sunday School understanding of Job.
Job didn’t constantly praise God in the midst of his trials, and he certainly wasn’t always patient.
The satan mentioned in the story is not Lucifer but someone else entirely.
We may think it is evil to be impatient in the midst of trials. Yet when we consider with Austin the full text of Job, we find Job is much more than the often one-dimensional figure we make him out to be. And in learning that, we learn so many gospel truths that we otherwise miss.
Listen as Sarah Hatch of LDS Perspectives Podcast interviews Michael Austin about wisdom literature, a more complete understanding of the nature of Job and his relationship with God, and what we can learn from arguably the greatest ancient poem ever written.