Genesis: Beginning and Blessing
R. Kent Hughes
Crossway, 2004 - Religion - 702 pages
The book of Genesis contains some of the most beautiful and well-known stories in the Bible: the garden, the flood, the tower of Babel, and the lives of the patriarchs. But these are more than just good stories. They lay the groundwork for GodŐs relationship with humanity and for his plan for our salvation, making Genesis foundational to understanding everything else that happens in the Bible.
Genesis reveals much about human nature and the nature of God. From the actions of the first man and woman, we see where our rebellious, sinful nature originates. And through the whole book we see the hand of a sovereign God who is loving and merciful, but also just and holy. Time and again in Genesis, God showers his grace upon undeserving humanity, giving us our first tastes of GodŐs enduring faithfulness that shines throughout the entire Bible.
R. Kent Hughes, respected pastor and author of many other commentaries in this series, takes readers back to the beginning of the Bible and moves through Genesis with careful exegesis. He explores the superbly crafted structure of the book as well as the weighty themes it contains. For those who preach, teach, and study GodŐs Word, this exceptionally detailed work will reveal much about the beginnings of GodŐs great story.
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Review: Genesis: Beginning and Blessing (Preaching the Word)User Review - Kelly - Goodreads
It took me over a year to finish this book so it's obviously not a quick read or one that you just can't put down. I reads a lot like a text book but provides a lot of insight and has strengthened my understanding of the Bible as a whole. Read full review
Review: Genesis: Beginning and Blessing (Preaching the Word)User Review - Sammy - Christianbook.com
Very useable and helpful. It is monstrous so it touches on practically everything, and Hughes does a good job revealing the humor that is all over Genesis. Read full review