In the Beginning, God
With the grace and insight for which she is known, Marva Dawn shows how the opening pages of the book of Genesis rivet our attention on God, calling us to worship and to praise. The repeated words, phrases, and actions...
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With the grace and insight for which she is known, Marva Dawn shows how the opening pages of the book of Genesis rivet our attention on God, calling us to worship and to praise. The repeated words, phrases, and actions themselves beckon us into a rhythm of worship which touches our very souls.
^^By focusing on God, we become different people--not by trying to perfect a technique or follow a set of rules, but by allowing who God is to form who we are. As a result, our attitudes and actions change toward the world God has created. Our desire for justice swells. Relationships between men and women are transformed.
^^The consequences of not centering on God are tragic for creation and culture. Yet here Dawn helps us see anew the grace He offers to overcome our rebellious and wandering hearts.
^^Join in this celebration of praise for the difference God makes.
Marva J. Dawn (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) serves as theologian/educator under Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington and as a Teaching Fellow, Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver.
Her books Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God and The Unnecessary Pastor with Eugene Peterson both received Christianity Today's book award in the category of the Church/Pastoral Leadership. Her other books has been quite provocative with regard to contemporary trends in worship and society such as Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down; Is It A Lost Cause? and A Royal Waste of time.
Most recently she has authored Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity and In the Beginning, GOD: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- 1 In The Beginning, God
- 2 Postmodern Physics And The "law" Of Worship
- 3 Genesis 1:1--2:3 As Liturgy
- 4 Scriptural Formation
- 5 The First Six Days
- 6 The Creation Of Human Beings
- 7 Formation For Ecological Care
- 8 Formation For Justice
- 9 Good Exceedingly!
- 10 Keeping The Sabbath Wholly
- 11 The Second Creation Account
- 12 Creation Of Man And Woman
- 13 Human Sexuality
- 14 Human Possibility To Choose Other Worship
- 15 The Nature Of Sin
- 16 The Fall And Its Implications For God And Culture
- 17 God's Design To Overcome Rebellion
- 18 True Worship, Faithful Lives
- Epilogue: Confession Of Sin And Faith