Genesis was written in a culture different from ours, but deals with universal human issues. In Genesis 1-11, God Makes a Start, you will discover from stories you may already be familiar with, more about God, the world, and human beings that you might not know. Thought-provoking questions for group discussion or personal reflection appeal to beginners as well as to those familiar with the Bible. Six sessions take about one hour and twenty minutes each and include everything you need: Bible text, questions for discussion and application, background notes, insights and quotes from Church fathers and saints, and suggestions for prayer. All combine to help you grow in understanding God's word and your relationship with God.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Loyola Press Publication Date: 2001 Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 0.5 (inches)
The story of creation can be difficult to understand if we do not read it properly. Genesis 111: God Makes a Start helps Bible-study participants put the creation story in its proper historical, cultural, and theological contexts, and goes beyond the story of creation to discuss the first sin and God's starting over with the flood. In the end, we come to see the story of creationand re-creationas part of God's ongoing story with us today.
A Guided Discovery of the Bible The Bible invites us to explore Gods word and reflect on how we might respond to it. To do this, we need guidance and the right tools for discovery. The Six Weeks with the Bible series of Bible discussion guides offers both in a concise six-week format. Whether focusing on a specific biblical book or exploring a theme that runs throughout the Bible, these practical guides in this series provide meaningful insights that explain Scripture while helping readers make connections to their own lives. Each guide
• is faithful to Church teaching and is guided by sound biblical scholarship • presents the insights of Church fathers and saints • includes questions for discussion and reflection • delivers information in a reader-friendly format • gives suggestions for prayer that help readers respond to Gods word • appeals to beginners as well as to advanced students of the Bible
By reading Scripture, reflecting on its deeper meanings, and incorporating it into our daily life, we can grow not only in our understanding of Gods word, but also in our relationship with God.
Kevin Perrotta is an award-winning Catholic journalist and a former editor of Gods Word Today. In addition to the Six Weeks with the Bible series, he is the author of Invitation to Scripture and Your One-Stop Guide to the Bible. Perrotta lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.