When You Want to Yell at God: Introducing the Transformative Word Series

Lexham Press is proud to announce our new Transformative Word series—and the first volume, When You Want to Yell at God: The Book of Job, is now available on Pre-Pub!

The Bible is read and experienced diversely around the world. The New Testament has been translated in over 1,000 languages (and counting). Each culture brings a unique lens to the Bible. These perspectives are important, but we rarely get the chance to see them. Because of language barrier and distance, we have limited access. The Transformative Word series is designed to help illuminate these perspectives.

We’ve enlisted church leaders and scholars from around the globe to show us the transformative significance of each biblical book. Each contributor will write in their native language, and their book will be translated and published in multiple languages.

Our first book in the Transformative Word series is by series editor Craig Bartholomew. Bartholomew was born in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, and he currently lives in Canada as a UK citizen. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol and is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College. He is also the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor with Michael W. Goheen of The Drama of Scripture.

When You Want to Yell at God helps us see the book of Job with fresh eyes. Job’s story can be difficult to take in. Living a just and honorable life does not always guarantee blessing. Sometimes we are met with suffering instead. But by revealing Job as the height of biblical poetry, Bartholomew shows us that God is always faithful. Through Job, he shows us an inspiring and beautiful struggle that we can apply to our own lives.

Place your order and learn how Job’s story can transform your life.

We’ve already confirmed several books in this series, and the list continues to grow:

  • Gospel of Luke: Craig Bartholomew
  • Gospel of John: Nicolas Farelly
  • Acts: Mike Wagenman
  • 1 Peter: Ray David Glenn
  • Revelation: Matthew Emerson

Help get this series off the ground by ordering When You Want to Yell at God on Pre-Pub today!


  1. Sounds very interesting.

    A sample of the contents would be very helpful in determining interest in resources you offer. Perhaps by clicking on the image in the book store.

    Also, What do you mean by the word "Transformative?" And why did you chose that word? Are you referring to the process of becoming Christlike or the process of widening our view of scripture through the eyes of other cultures?

  2. Francis Rouvinez says:

    I haven't read the book and it may have a lot of useful things to say. But I wished people stopped even suggesting that it is — at any time — proper (even "more real") for a creature to yell at God. The seraphim, although by far greater in power and dignity, cover their eyes and feet in the Presence. How dare we, little worms that we are, think that we could ever raise our voice before Him? I like Job, because, though he complained, even at times accused, you never get the sense he crossed the line of disrespect toward YHWH.