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Genesis - Salvation Begins (Reading The Bible Today Series)

Andrew Reid

Genesis - Salvation Begins (Reading The Bible Today Series)

Andrew Reid

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Genesis was written for a world filled with gods of all shapes, sizes and dispositions, for a world of fear. Andrew Reid shows that Genesis also speaks to contemporary fears, renewing our hope for the future as we see the Creator begin his salvation plan. 294 pages, from Aquila.

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About "Genesis - Salvation Begins (Reading The Bible Today Series)"

Genesis was written for a world filled with gods of all shapes, sizes and dispositions, for a world of fear. Andrew Reid shows that Genesis also speaks to contemporary fears, renewing our hope for the future as we see the Creator begin his salvation plan. 294 pages, from Aquila.
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The book of Genesis was written for a world of fear. It was a world filled with gods and deities of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. Genesis speaks to contemporary fears. It renews our hope for the future as we see God the Creator begin his salvation plan to redeem his world and his people. The Reading the Bible Today series of non-technical commentaries is devoted to presenting careful scholarship in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy. The book of Genesis was written for a world of fear. It was a world filled with gods and deities of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. We no longer worship the sun, the stars and mythical deities. Yet although the modern gods are largely material, social and ideological, they still pose threats. Genesis speaks to contemporary fears. It renews our hope for the future as we see God the Creator begin his salvation plan to redeem his world and his people.
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Meet the Author

Andrew Reid

Reverend Andrew Reid has a rich background in ministry, having been national director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (1984-1990), Deputy Master of Robert Menzies College at Macquarie University in Sydney, senior minister of St Matthew's Anglican Church, Shenton Park, Western Australia, church planter at Curtin Community Church, and lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley College, Melbourne. He is currently lead pastor at Holy Trinity Doncaster in Melbourne.

His publications include Postcard from Palestine, Kingdoms in conflict: Reading Daniel today, Salvation begins: Reading Genesis today, and commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel



Table Of Contents

  • Foreword; Preface; Why Read Genesis? Beginnings: Of The Cosmos; Part 1: The God Who Creates; 1. Creation; 2. Thinking It Through (i); Part 2: The Story Of Creation; 3. Life In The Garden; 4. Thinking It Through (ii); 5. In Exile With The First Family; Part 3: The Story Of Noah; 6. The Flood; 7. After The Flood; Beginnings: Of Israel; Part 4: The Story Of Abraham; 8. God Does It Again; 9. Abram And Lot; 10. The Covenant With Abram; 11. Waiting For God; 12. Covenant Again; 13. Full Marks, Abraham!; 14. When The Grace Of God Rules; 15. Genuine Faith; 16. The Last Days Of Abraham; Part 5: The Story Of Isaac; 17. Esau And Jacob; 18. Jacob's Deception; 19. Struggling With God (i); 20. Struggling With God (ii); 21. Struggling With God (iii); Part 6: The Story Of Jacob; 22. Sold Into Egypt; 23. The Ones To Whom God Looks; 24. Joseph In Egypt; 25. Reunion And Reconciliation; 26. The Final Days Of Jacob

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Fantastic commentary
5 stars By Aaron, Jun 30 2018
Reid's writes a fantastic commentary that really helps to capture the big picture of what God is doing through out Genesis.He focuses on the first 11 chapters in great detail before broadly yet in sufficient detail looking over the rest of Genesis. Particularly helpful is how Christocentric this commentary is, it never fails to show how Genesis points us to Jesus. 

This is a great tool for devotions and preparing for bible studies.
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5 stars By Hoa, Jul 23 2017
Reid takes the opening chapters of Genesis in greater detail, with extra chapters devoted to issues such as creation and gender. The remaining majority of the book is a broad-brush guide, taking large swathes of the biblical narrative, pointing out to the reader the main flow of the text.
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Brilliant for the Big Picture
5 stars By Rob, Oct 04 2012
Andrew Reid's commentary is not a close reading commentary, rather looking at the scope of Genesis within Biblical history. That is, Reid's strength is Biblical theology so the sort of questions you can bring to this popular-level commentary are to do with what a section means in its Genesis context, its Old Testament context and in the light of Scripture as a whole, rather than particular words and phrases. Reid makes meaningful NT connections throughout so it's an excellent place to start as everything from a devotional commentary to a resource for a preacher. Because it is targeted at a popular level, Reid doesn't footnote but it is clear that he has read widely (whether he notes his sources or not). Another excellent section is his sane treatment of Genesis 1-2 that doesn't push any one point of view as the only right reading, apart from saying that the Bible is unambiguous in holding that God created the universe, and he did so out of nothing. He notes that from there on, Christians are divided on various matters regarding God's means of creation and he weighs all sides. This may seem controversial, but read his first chapter and you will see and enjoy the sanity and even-handedness of his approach.
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