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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Joe B. enjoys the sweet life as a vice president at a huge conglomerate, Universal Whirligig. But along with the Big Boss' favor, he has also gained the notice of a bitter human resources manager, Luci Fernandez. Hateful of any success but her own, Luci manages to get him demoted to the mail room! A rollicking comedy of errors follows as Joe B. tries to figure out what's h ...more
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published (first published August 29th 2010)
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Arthur Graham
Davis writes with colorful description, measured pace, and a careful balance of comedy and drama, making The Job a quick, easy read that is bound to please a variety of readers. That said, some will no doubt have the same difficulty with this book as the one that originally inspired it.

About a third of the way in, it finally dawned on me that the trials and tribulations of Joe B. were a modern retelling of Job. In retrospect, this seems rather obvious (faithful servant is wrongly punished, perse
Murphy's Library
from Murphy's Library —

Joe B. is a lucky guy, with a lucky life. A good house, a good family, a good job. But what happens when Joe B., former Vice-President, is turned down and starts to work in the mailroom? It is obvious that Joe B. wants to know why he is there, he wants answers, he’s sure everything is a big mistake. So how can he make the Big Boss see it too? How he will get the Big Boss to meet with him?

The Job is a short book, almost like a tale. It is funn
Grace Krispy
Joe B. has a great job he loves, a loving family, a wonderful house, and is an all-around lucky, lucky guy. Unfortunately, his good deeds have not gone unnoticed by a certain, spiteful employee with enough power to finagle a demotion for him. Suddenly, the former Vice President at Universal Whirligig finds himself working in the mailroom, and his whole words is thrown upside-down. Struggling to find answers to this unexpected life change, he schemes to get a meeting with the Big Boss in the hope ...more
Mayara Arend
I'm not a fan of Christian Fiction. At all. Religion is a sore spot for me, so I tend to stay away from the subject, when possible.

I received this book, called The Job, which seemed like a very interesting and funny book, and it is! But it is also Christian. I wouldn't really have thought it, if I didn't read the back, where it mentions the author is Christian and has several reviews by specialized groups/blogs/sites.

That being said, I enjoyed the book, a lot. The Job is a tale, something that i
The first thing I noticed when I began reading this was the naming of the various offices within the main character's company, Universal Whirligig. The naming of the various offices, and company itself, was generic, exaggerated and humorous all rolled into one. For example, the main character's office was named the Development of International Integration of Core Technological Orientation (Emerging Nations Division). This office sounds believable, but it also sounds slightly ridiculous which, in ...more
Joe B gets useless information that makes things worse as it goes along. He goes from being a VP at a huge company down to the mailroom. The family has to make some serious changes. The story has Christian meaning as the story is taken from the book of JOB. I rather liked the modern day easy to understand theme. Makes you understand why GOD allows us to suffer.

Great read.
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Craig Davis was born and bred in Memphis, TN, land of Elvis and pulled pork, although neither of them ever did him any good. After earning bachelor’s and graduate degrees at the University of Missouri, he toiled for 20 years at newspapers, and has spent a lifetime in biblical scholarship. An amateur musician, he was once wrestled to the ground by a set of bagpipes. He is the father of two grown da ...more
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