Genesis: Small Stories of a Big God

Genesis: Small Stories of a Big God

by Georgia Tanner


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Who is this God we believe in, and does He really care about us? Genesis is more than a description of creation, it is God’s invitation to get to know Him and the people He calls His own.

Story by story, God introduces His family. Walk under the starry sky of a defeated Abraham. Hide behind locked doors with Lot and his terrified daughters. Listen in on Rebekah’s whispered kitchen instructions to her favorite son, Jacob, as they cook up a stew of trouble. Find out there’s more to Joseph than a spoiled little brother’s designer coat. More often than not, you’ll discover it’s the “good guys” going down the wrong path with blood on their sandals.

These aren’t the stories you thought you knew. This isn’t the God you thought you knew. He is not quietly floating in the heavens looking on. He’s standing in the middle of His rebellious children, reaching out with open arms and a bar of soap to wash them clean.

God has been dealing with the mess of flawed and broken people from the very beginning. Through these intimate small stories from Genesis, we find the heart of a very Big God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949572025
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 655,553
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Georgia Tanner loves a good story. As an Emmy award-winning Director with commercial, television and movie credits she brings stories to film. As a Teaching Director for Community Bible Study for seventeen years, she wrote and delivered over 450 talks about God’s stories. Studying both the Old and New Testaments, Georgia discovered that God is the center of every story. Leading small groups in her home for both Intown Community Church and Buckhead Church, she realized that every story is connected.

Georgia and Jeff, her husband of over thirty years, make their home in Atlanta. Her husband and two children may have been the ones to ask for them, but the dogs always loved Georgia best. But that’s another story.

Table of Contents

The Family of Genesis xi

Preface xv

Small Stories: This Is Where We Begin xvii

1 Genesis 1-2:3 Once upon a Time 1

2 Genesis 2:4-25 Introducing God and His Goodness 6

3 Genesis 3 Introducing Satan and His Lies 12

4 Genesis 4-6:8 Sin Crouches at Your Door 18

5 Genesis 6-9:17 Trusting the Shipbuilder 24

6 Genesis 9-11 Noah and Names 33

7 Genesis 11:1-9 God and Words 39

8 Genesis 12-13 Traveling with the Lord of the Universe 42

9 Genesis 14 I Pledge Allegiance to the Lord 48

10 Genesis 15-16 Waiting for a Child 56

11 Genesis 17 Part 1: God Is an Extrovert and He Is Always on Time 64

12 Genesis 17 Part 2: An Intimate Relationship with the King 68

13 Genesis 18 God Speaks 74

14 Genesis 19 Reluctant to be Rescued 83

15 Genesis 20-21 Fearless 92

16 Genesis 22 Five Conversations 104

17 Genesis 23 Signing the Deed 112

18 Genesis 24 Servant 118

19 Genesis 25-26 The Stars in the Sky have Names 127

20 Genesis 27-28 Blessings, Blessings, Blessings 135

21 Genesis 29-30 Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire 143

22 Genesis 31 Building Walls 151

23 Genesis 32-33 Straggling with God: A Makeover 159

24 Genesis 34 Dirty Hands 167

25 Genesis 35-36 Turning Point 174

26 Genesis 37-38 Disappointing Heroes 183

27 Genesis 39-40 Joseph and a New Attitude 195

28 Genesis 41-44 Extreme Changes 203

29 Genesis 45-46 … But God 211

30 Genesis 47-48 Jacob's Story: A Pilgrim in a Foreign Land 218

31 Genesis 49:1-28 Lavish Blessings 226

32 Genesis 49-50 Heading Home 235

The End of the Beginning 243

From the Author 247

Notes 249

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