Freed to Be God's Family: The Book of Exodus

Freed to Be God's Family: The Book of Exodus


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Family provides community, identity, and shared values.

In the book of Exodus, God frees Israel from slavery to Egypt. But they are not left as orphans. Rather, the redeemed are made into a new family—God's family. In Freed to be God's Family, Mark R. Glanville argues that the central motif of Exodus is community. God wants a healthy, dynamic relationship with the redeemed. As family members, Israel is called to learn God's ways and reflect God's character to the world.

Freed to be God's Family is a concise and accessible guide to the message and themes of Exodus. Each chapter keeps the big picture central and provides probing questions for reflection and discussion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683594468
Publisher: Lexham Press
Publication date: 01/27/2021
Series: Transformative Word Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mark R. Glanville is associate professor of pastoral theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and author of Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy. Mark has also pastored for over a decade in Canada and Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A Community Shaped for Mission 9

2 The Exodus: A New King and a New Community 15

3 The Law Collection 27

4 Ten Commandments 45

5 Moses and the Women Who Tricked Pharaoh 61

6 Learning Trust in the Wilderness 72

7 The Tabernacle: God's Dwelling Place in the Midst of the People 81

8 Judgment 92

9 God 101

10 Conclusion 109

Suggested Reading 113

Notes 115

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