5 quotes from Baffled to Fight Better: ‘When our Lord said to the disciples, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew ), His referenc. Baffled to Fight Better, Oswald Chambers, Book of Job, Macy Halford, WWI Baffled to Fight Better, comments on the Book of Job, is one of the. Job was righteous, but Job suffered. Oswald Chambers reminds us that Job’s calamities taught him to see God, for the first time in his life, as the only sure refuge.

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Everyone’s soul represents some kind of a battlefield. Even as a teenager, Chambers was noted for his deep spirituality, and he participated in the evangelization of poor occupants of local lodging houses. By earlyWorld War I had battled on for more than two years. The pseudo-evangelical line is that you must be on the watch all the time and lose no oportunity of speaking to people, and this attitude is apt to produce the superior person.

While this booklet, published in the last year of his life serving at a YMCA in Egypt during World War I, is something of a period piece for its many references to “the present war,” this does not detract from the book’s effectiveness. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. All we can know about God is that His character is what Jesus Christ has manifested; and all we know about our fellow men presents an enigma which precludes the possibility of the final judgment being with us.

Baffled to Fight Better: Job and the Problem of Suffering – Oswald Chambers – Google Books

According to Jesus Christ, what we have to do is to watch the source and He will look after the outflow: The Author’s thoughtful commentary on the book of Job elucidates the positive effects pain can produce in our lives, if measured according to God’s standard and not that of man’s.

Sign up here for my newsletter a link to free Ebook is in the newsletter: No trivia or quizzes yet. Newsletter Subscription Sign up for news and monthly updates–including a free link to Writing about Biddy and Oswald Chambers: Job ceases to be dry literature and it becomes an illustration of the common condition of mankind.


Chambers puts no pretty face on anything; he writes of the raw sorrow of Job, of the misplaced faith in creed of Job’s friends, and the ultimate answer to man’s suffering: On October 29th, a surgeon performed an emergency appendectomy, but Chambers died November 15, from a hemorrhage of the lungs. Catherine Delos Santos rated it really liked it Jun 06, He permitted His children to suffer.

The meaning of Job and the nature of God as described in Baffled to Fight Bettermeans everyone has an opportunity to not die alone nor forsaken.

The pseudo-evangelical bafflee is that you must be on the watch all the time and lose no oportunity of speaking to people, and this attitude is apt dhambers produce the superior person. Published December 12th by Discovery House Publishers first published Chambers is a masterful writer and employs beautiful turns of phrase to capture his ideas.

Melissa Ford rated it liked tto Aug 04, Trivia About Baffled to Fight Mary Macdonald rated it it was amazing Jul 31, If you are facing the possibility of death or dismemberment—and most World War I soldiers were—what sort of message would you want to hear?

Jun 19, Ma rated it really liked it Shelves: The problem with Baffledd friends is that they do not give God any “elbow room” to work outside their theology; they constantly consult their creed to explain Job’s circumstances, unable to allow that a creed, though doubtless written to help one in his belief, nonetheless cannot explain an Infinite God. Open Preview See a Problem?

I have never read or studied or heard a better explanation and exposition on the book of Job, and the words of wisdom and love are exactly what I need right now. It sobered me and took me, always, to a favorite verse out of Job 2: Not a perfect book, but yet filled with the treasures of darkness that Isaiah speaks of. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


The mood he is talking in is a passing one and out of his suffering will come a totally different relationship to things. For a free copy of the behind the scenes writing stories of Mrs. Each chapter is also introduced with a fitting quotation or poem from contemporary ministers, such as F.

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The atmosphere produced by a man, much more than his activities, has the lasting influence. The book exposes the fact that regardless of our place in the Christian walk, the experience of pain and suffering can give us new understanding of our God’s majesty, goodness, and even plan for us.

Fght and try again. Gertrude, for the remainder of her life published books and articles for him edited from the notes she had taken in shorthand from his sermons. My Bible bdtter now filled with notes in the margins. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jean rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Michelle Ule We don’t think so. Apr 04, Rapp chambeds it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jul 25, Jill rated it it was amazing Shelves: Understand Job for the first time Chambers makes the book of Job relevant and clear.

Only faith based upon personal relationship can say, “Though he slay me, yet I’ll trust Him. Christopher rated it really liked it Dec 17, Grant this, then man must pass from old to new, From vain to real, from mistake to fact, From what once seemed good, to what now proves best. It does not produce a disciple of Jesus, but too often it produces the kind of person who smells of gunpowder and people are afraid of meeting him.