New Adaptation of Biblical Book of Job in 650 Limericks

LOS ANGELES - Jan. 3, 2023 - PRLog -- Indian-born author Sharon Arpana Edwards has released a verse-by-verse adaptation of the biblical book of Job in limericks. Titled There Once Was a Man Who Suffered, the volume includes an original prologue and epilogue, which address the problem and purpose of pain.

"Sharon Arpana Edwards' newest work provides a much-needed spark that takes us back to such an important book in Scripture," says Dr. Ché Ahn, pastor, author, and International Chancellor of Wagner University. "There Once Was a Man Who Suffered is brilliant, creative, fun, and theologically sound!"

When asked why she chose this genre the author replied, "Strictly speaking, it chose me, as inspiration tends to do. But as I began writing, it struck me that the limerick's pithy format could make the book of Job more accessible to readers who find it formidable, as I once did. And I hope the noncanonical parts will be helpful to anyone who is pondering the problem of pain."

Edwards, who migrated to Los Angeles from Mumbai in 1999, is no stranger to suffering. She lives with a debilitating congenital condition affecting her hands and has had to work through emotional wounds dating back to childhood. The book's introduction touches on some of her more painful experiences, and a letter containing her views on Christian suffering is excerpted in the appendix.

The 248-page paperback (ISBN 978-0-9893233-9-0) is currently available at a limited-time introductory price on Amazon. To book an interview or request a review copy, please contact the author via

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