The book of Genesis is a lively read featuring familiar biblical tales such as the creation of the world, Adam and Eve and the forbidden fruit, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, the Tower of Babel, and Sodom and Gomorrah.
While readers may know the facts of these stories, Goldingay's work will instill in them a deeper understanding of their spiritual and theological significance. True to the For Everyone series' goal, Goldingay writes in a thoroughly accessible and engaging style with chapter titles such as "Friday Lunchtime," "Bigamy, Music, Technology, Murder," "Babylon becomes Babble-on," "Stuff Happens," and "Two Guys Who Need Their Heads Banged Together."
About this series In this popular and ambitious series, John Goldingay covers Scripture from Genesis to Malachi in a section-by-section commentary over the course of 17-volumes. Along the way addresses the biblical text in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and clearly. Commentary the text is augmented by the presentation of basic maps for geographical orientation and by highlighting of key terms in bold whose definitions are further elaborated in a helpful glossary.
Perfect for daily devotions, Sunday school preparation, personal Bible study, or brief visits with the Bible, the Old Testament for Everyone series is an excellent resource for the modern reader.
Building on the success of the acclaimed New Testament for Everyone series, by N.T. Wright Westminster/John Knox Press is pleased to present this 17-volume Old Testament for Everyone series. Internationally respected Old Testament scholar John Goldingay addresses Scripture from genesis to Malachi in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and concisely. This series is perfect for daily devotions, group study, or brief personal visits with the Bible.
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Review 1 for Genesis for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1-16 (Old Testament for Everyone)
The Good News according to Genesis
Date:June 25, 2014
Goldingay is an exceptional scholar and a whole-hearted follower of Jesus, who thoroughly understands the cultural context in which Genesis was written in (and therefore the message that the original audience would have heard), but also brings the text to us, guiding us in how it applies afresh in our everyday life.
I highly recommend this and everyone of the other commentaries in the series.
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Review 2 for Genesis for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1-16 (Old Testament for Everyone)
SAVE YOUR MONEY & TIME
Date:February 19, 2014
Location:LAKE HAVASU, AZ
AUTHOR ATTEMPS TO USE "FALSE SCIENCE" TO SHOW GOD IS UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE HOW HE CREATED THE UNIVERSE. AN INSULT TO GOD AND BELIEVERS. AUTHOR ATTEMPTS TO DISCREDIT GENESIS AS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL AND FACTUAL. SUGGEST HE READ 2 PETER 2 AND BEWARE.