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The Book of Job vs. Kubler-Ross: Experiencing Grief

How does the story of Job from the Bible, focusing on his grief and suffering, correlate with Kubler-Ross' grieving process?

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First I will begin with an interpretation of The Book of Job, and then we will jump to Kubler Ross and her Death Cycle.

By Acts 38-39:

Important Things About Suffering

The book of Job says important things about suffering. Almost everyone at some point in life asks, "Why do bad things happen to good people?

The Book of Job does not really answer the question, "Why is there suffering?" but it does show right and wrong ideas and feelings about suffering and the meaning of life.

In the end, God answers Job in a whirlwind, reminding him that humans can never understand how great God is. After Job hears God speak, he says, "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes." Job realized that his trust in God should not depend on what happens to him.

God says that Job's friends didn't know what they were talking about. Finally, God restores Job's health, makes him twice as rich as he had been before, and gives him ten more children.

This book tells us that God is in control of everything that happens to us. Satan can only do what God allows him to ...

Solution Summary

The Solution provides a comparison on the grieving process used by Kubler-Ross and in the Book of Job.

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