Cover to Cover Genesis 1-11: Foundations of Reality


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These helpful guides in the Cover to Cover series are ideal for group and individual study. Experience the reality of Bible events like never before and live through the inspiring lives of key characters in Scripture. Learn how to apply God’s Word to your life as you explore seven compelling sessions and gain a new depth in your Bible knowledge.

A study of how the first half of Genesis sets the stage for the subsequent drama of redemption

There has been much discussion and controversy about the first 11 chapters of the Bible. These studies neither advocate evolution or creation, but rather how God’s creative work underlies everything else in the Bible, especially the work of Jesus Christ. By focusing on who created the world rather than how, this portion of Scripture can be read as a statement of faith in God.

These seven insightful sessions help us to consider how:

  • Biblical writers used their knowledge of the natural world to describe God’s creative activity
  • The story of the first sin helps us to understand several facets of sinfulness today
  • God’s judgement helps us understand His verdict on human evil but also His determination to save humanity

Icebreakers, Bible readings, eye openers, discussion starters, personal application make this a rich resource for group or individual study.

About the author

Jeremy Thomson was Principal Lecturer in Theology and Vice Principal of Oasis College of Higher Education, London, until his retirement in 2017. He holds a MA in Biblical Interpretation from the London Bible College, and a PhD in Systematic Theology from King’s College, London. Jeremy has worked in engineering, student and parish ministry, and couples counselling. He is author of Telling the Difference: Developing Youth Workers and Ministers as Theologians (2007), and of Relationships and Emotions After Christendom (2016).

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