Rueben P. Job

Rueben P. Job (1922–2015) was a retired bishop of the United Methodist Church and former World Editor of The Upper Room.  A pioneer in spiritual formation for his denomination, he wrote numerous books on the spiritual life and developed several spiritual enrichment programs. Bishop Job and his friend Norman Shawchuck coauthored A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants as a result of their own hunger for God and for a resource that could be their constant companion on the journey toward a deeper and more consistent relationship with God. This was the first in the four-volume Guide to Prayer series.

A native of North Dakota, Rueben and his wife, Beverly, made their home in Nashville, Tennessee. For tributes to Bishop Job, see the Voices blog on The Upper Room home page:


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January 14, 2015

The Time Is Ripe

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Editor's Note: In light of the recent death of our author Rueben P. Job (January 3, 2015), we will read more


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  1. […] leads to a deeper spiritual life.  I am among the multitudes of stumbling disciples for whom his “Guides to Prayer” became the essential road map for a daily rhythm of reflection on scripture and personal […]

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