“Whirlwind” is a spiritual self-help book that journeys through the book of Job, addressing questions about life’s struggles and our expectations of God. The book challenges readers to be honest about religious faith and includes themes of mystery, justice and theology. Horne and Eades address these themes by presenting thirty homilies on the biblical book of Job. Each homily is then followed by a fictional pastoral counseling session.
These sessions aim to portray individuals grappling with the challenges of being honest about faith while retaining faith. This religious honesty is more challenging than people usually admit. Horne and Eades each bring over 30 years of experience to their respective fields. Horne is a biblical scholar and professor of religion whose in-depth study of the biblical book of Job began with his dissertation at Oxford.
Eades is a psychotherapist and pastoral counselor who has served on church staffs and is now in private practice. Together they bring the age-old questions of Job to bear on the struggles of modern life, challenging the reader to examine deeply held assumptions about what it means to live a life of faith in the midst of great suffering.