Genesis: Beginning and Blessing

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R. Kent Hughes
Crossway, 2004 - Religion - 702 pages
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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 -

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

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About the author (2004)

Kent Hughes was in pastoral ministry for 41 years, the last 27 as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He earned his BA from Whittier College (history), an MDiv from Talbot Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and 21 grandchildren. He retired from his pulpit ministry at College Church and was given the title Senior Pastor Emeritus in December 2006. He continues to be involved in training pastors biblical exposition and preaching.

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