Confessions from a Farm Wife —by Caroline Way

Confessions of a Farm Wife is a modern take on the life of Job. (Okay what on earth were his parents thinking to call him a name like Job!)

This is a wonderfully, exciting and hard-to-put-down read. It’s a gripping story of a modern young farmer named Job who believes that God is in every detail and can change circumstances if He wishes. Job’s Missus tells the tale from her point of view.

Like the Biblical Job, trauma and loss come upon every aspect of his life, his family, his farm and everything near him. His Nearest and Dearest beg him to repent from some unknown sin so that the relentless attacks of loss will stop.

Job though, understands that God is who He says He is. He refuses to say he is sorry for something he didn’t do. Like the original Job, in the midst of every catastrophe, he falls to his knee, thanks and blesses God.

The story ends just as God begins to give him double for his trouble. You can see that his circumstances are going to turn around.

I LOVED this book. Congratulations to Canadian Caroline Way, whose strong writing made the story come alive.

Brenda J Wood