How do we walk in the way of wisdom? How should we respond to suffering? How can we cope with life s frustrations and sorrows? How ought we to weep? How ought we to love?The answers can be found in the great "how-to" books of Scripture—the Old Testament s wisdom literature—but unfortunately, these books are frequently overlooked in biblical theology, despite their immense significance for God s people. O. Palmer Robertson introduces the concept of biblical wisdom before providing a redemptive-historical analysis of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations. These neglected books offer the contemporary reader inspired insight (and a solid dose of godly realism) into every major realm of human existence: from love and intimacy to grief and calamity.