When a valuable piece of twelfth-century pottery resurfaces, it’s discovered that the real treasure lies hidden within its walls in the form of an ancient text. Reimagining the biblical story of Job not as a real event, but rather as a dream stemming from Job’s reaction to internal stress, the text has the potential to change how human beings relate to suffering. Longtime friends Pieta and Lou glean profound insights from the text. Though love is the ultimate and highest goal to which humans can aspire, the text sheds light on a distortion about self-love—the one that says that loving oneself is narcissistic. This is a belief that ultimately only hinders the universal quest for self-love. Pieta and Lou discover the text’s final message: that soul, spirit, ego, and heart have a symbiotic relationship that is only known through transformative suffering. At a time in history when we have worn out the fated “why” of life, The Astonishing Dream of Job, offering a glimpse into Job’s inner experience, gives deeper meaning to what it means to be human and offers clarity to those seeking self-understanding along the spiritual path.