In Search of Perfection: Studies from Job, by Michael E. Brooks

Book of JobTitle: In Search of Perfection
Subtitle: Studies from Job
Author: Michael E. Brooks
Release date: January 2007
Subject: Textual and thematic studies from Job, using selected texts.
Pages: 168.
Chapters: 21
ISBN: 0-945441-13-4
Scripture quotations: NASB
List price: $9.99 plus shipping and handling


  1. There Lived a Man (1:1-5)
  2. The Adversary (1:6, 7)
  3. Consider My Servant Job (1:8-12)
  4. The Patience of Job (1:20-22; 2:9, 10)
  5. Why Is Life Given? (3:1-5, 11-13, 20-26)
  6. Do the Innocent Perish? (4:7-9; 5:17, 18)
  7. Swift and Hopeless (7:1-10)
  8. Reeds Without Water (8:11-13)
  9. A Mortal Before God (9:1-4, 11-19)
  10. The Eyes of the Wicked (11:13-20)
  11. Worthless Physicians (13:1-12)
  12. If a Man Dies (14:14)
  13. Are You the First? (15:7-10)
  14. Is God My Adversary? (16:7-14)
  15. Crushed with Words (19:1-3)
  16. The Wicked Live On (21:7-15)
  17. Can a Man Help God? (22:2, 3)
  18. Finding God (23:3-7)
  19. Where is Wisdom Found? (28:1, 2, 12-15, 23, 28)
  20. That Would Have Been Iniquity (31:5-8, 13-15, 24-28)
  21. Where Were You? (33:12; 38.1-4)
  22. My Eyes Have Seen (42:1-6)
  23. The Lord Blessed (42:7-17)

Now available! Forthright Press is the new distributor for Michael’s book. It makes an excellent class study for Bible school and other groups.

One of the wonderful byproducts of the Forthright Fellowship was the arrangement between the editors and author to distribute the book. It had been some time since the former publisher had withdrawn it from the market. With Mike spending six months of the year out of the U.S., he himself was limited. So happy arrangements were made agreeable to both parties.

Here’s the press release when the arrangements were made to distribute the book:

Forthright Press Distributes Job Study

(Winona, MS)- Author Michael E. Brooks of Muscle Shoals, Ala., has arranged for Forthright Press to distribute his book, “In Search of Perfection: Studies from Job.”

Brooks spends six months of the year evangelizing and teaching in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Brooks takes a journey into the mind and soul of a suffering man who asks deep, hard questions, but whose friends point him in wrong directions.

The study treats the principal themes of the book of Job using selected biblical texts. Its 23 chapters make it ideal for an indepth examination of the book, without being overly technical.

In the Preface, he states, “this approach proved extremely useful in providing relevance and applicability to the material. … It seeks simply to assist the reader who asks, ‘What does this ancient story contain that I need to hear?'”

The book was originally published by Resource Publications in 1992 with limited distribution. The Forthright Press label will allow for wider, more sustained support.

Brooks is Minister of Missions and Evangelism with the Highland Park Church of Christ in Muscle Shoals. He began preaching the gospel in 1967. Since 1988 Mike has been involved in foreign missions in South America, Africa, and South Asia. Beginning in 1999 he devoted himself full time to missions.

A graduate of David Lipscomb University (BA) and Harding University Graduate School of Religion (MAR), he and his wife Brenda (Campbell) have been married for 40 years, with three children and five grandchildren. They are both Decatur, Ala., natives.

Brooks is Director of Khulna, Bangladesh, Bible College.

The 168-page volume sells for $9.99. The editors offer special conditions for booksellers and bookstores.


About J. Randal Matheny

Randal has lived in Brazil with his family since 1984. He teaches the gospel in person, in print and on the Internet. Email him!
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