Invitation to Genesis: Participant Book

Overview

This study takes groups into the rich tapestry of Genesis exploring the interaction between God and very human people - pride, family relationships, conflict and journey all showcase the best known stories of Creation, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Rebekah and Joseph.

The video reflects the drama of the Genesis stories, first with selected text dramatized by an actor, and then study writer, Peter Enns interviews a scholar to help unpack the ...

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Overview

This study takes groups into the rich tapestry of Genesis exploring the interaction between God and very human people - pride, family relationships, conflict and journey all showcase the best known stories of Creation, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Rebekah and Joseph.

The video reflects the drama of the Genesis stories, first with selected text dramatized by an actor, and then study writer, Peter Enns interviews a scholar to help unpack the meaning and the mystery in the stories.

This is an excellent choice for adults with strong biblical background from Sunday school or personal study. Disciple Bible Study participants who want more focused time with 10 full weeks on Genesis will be a good candidates for this study.

Sessions:

1. The Beginning...and What Went Wrong

2. Another Beginning: The Flood...and What Went Wrong

3. Another Beginning: Abraham and the Patriarchs

4. Abraham and a Glimpse to the Future

5. The Promise Fulfilled: Isaac

6. Another Beginning: Jacob and the Uneasy Birth of a People

7. Jacob: The Struggle Continues

8. Another New Beginning: Joseph and the Family of Israel

9. The Trek Into Egypt

10. An End and Another Beginning: Israel's Story

Genesis

10 sessions, 60-90 minutes

Experience required: Moderate

Click here to read session one

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687494927
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Series: Short-Term Disciple Bible Studies
  • Edition description: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 221,258
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Enns is Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Enns is writer of the forthcoming Short-term DISCIPLE Bible study, Invitation to Genesis. He has also participated in other DISCIPLE Bible studies, appearing in the revised video for DISCIPLE: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study as well as the video for Invitation to the Old Testament, a Short-term DISCIPLE study.

Dr. Enns is also author of numerous books, including

Poetry and Wisdom; Exodus Retold: Ancient Exegesis of the Departure from Egypt in Wisdom 10:15-21 and 19:1-9; Exodus (NIV Application Commentary Series); and Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament.

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