Genesis - Reading the Bible Today

Genesis - Reading the Bible Today

Salvation Begins

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Readable, practical and accessible commentary on the book of Genesis.
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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.

Andrew Reid is the author of several books and Bible studies including Kingdoms In Conflict, a commentary on Daniel in the Reading the Bible Today series. In Salvation Begins he gives readers a framework for appreciating the old testament as Christian Scripture.

Andrew Reid has ministered in a number of different contexts, including National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Chaplain at Maquarie University in Sydney and Rector of St Matthew's Anglican Church, Shenton Park in Western Australia. It was at Shenton Park that Andrew began developing the material for Salvation Begins. He now lectures at Ridley College Melbourne in Old Testament studies.

Part of The Good Book Company's Commentary List, this commentary has been selected because it not only deals faithfully and carefully with God's Word but is readable, practical and accessible as well.

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  • 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


Author Andrew Reid
ISBN 9781875861835
Format Paperback
First published January 2004
Dimensions 138mm x 215mm x 18mm
Language English
Pages 298
Publisher Aquila Press
Customer reviews


“a well written commentary”

I bought this book after hearing the writer at a conference, it is well written and very scholarly, it is written from a practical standpoint not just recording facts and information but also has a practical application. I would recommend this book to any who wants to grasp the book of genesis and has a desire to communicate its message



A very helpful commentary on Genesis.

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