“The book of Job always constituted essential and formative reading about the ways of the soul. This has always been the conviction of the spiritual classics through the centuries. Yet, for some reason, the figure of Job is elusive to us-possibly because by seems so comfortably distant; or perhaps because he seems so frightfully close. What Fr. Patrick Reardon achieves with this book is to render Job comprehensible, tangible and accessible. Ultimately, all of us identify with one or another aspect of Job’s life. As life inevitably informs and as this book intuitively confirms, one cannot sing Psalms without having read Job.” – Fr. John Chryssavgis
About the Author
Patrick Henry Reardon is pastor of All Saints’ Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois, and a senior editor of Touchstone. Father Reardon was educated at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY), St. Anselm’s College (Rome), The Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome), the University of Liverpool (England), and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary (South Canaan, PA). Author of Christ in His Saints, (Ben Lomond, CA: Conciliar Press 2004), Christ in the Psalms (Ben Lomond, CA: Conciliar Press, 2000) and more than 500 articles, editorials, and reviews, published in Books and Culture, Touchstone, The Scottish Journal of Theology, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Pro Ecclesia, St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, and other journals on three continents over the past forty years, Father Reardon is available for retreats, homilies, lectures, and Bible studies all year round, but never on Sundays. Recent talks include, “The Bible and the Liturgy,” “Communion and Division,” and “Thou Art the Everlasting Son of the Father.” Fr. Reardon is the author of Touchstones web-exclusive feature, Daily Reflections, which contains brief commentaries on the church’s lectionary readings.