The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis  -     By: Nancy Guthrie
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The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2011 / Paperback

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The Promised One provides a fresh look at the book of Genesis, leading women in discovering how its stories, symbols, people, and promises point to Christ. Over ten weeks of study, participants will see Christ as the agent of creation, the offspring who will crush the head of the serpent, the ark of salvation, the source of the righteousness.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1433526255
ISBN-13: 9781433526251
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Series: Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

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This ten-week study helps readers understand the book of Genesis through a christological, redemptive-historical lens. Book 1 in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series.

Author Bio

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at conferences around the country and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Covenant Theological Seminary. She and her husband, David, are the co-hosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 8,500 churches nationwide and they also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is the author of numerous books including Holding on to HopeHearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, and the five-book Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series.

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The Promised One is a 10-part study guide for women which "is uniquely designed to help you to look into the wonder of the first book of the Old Testament—Genesis—and see how it prepares for and points to Christ" (p. 9). The controlling scriptural passage is Luke 24:27 in which Jesus instructed the disciples on the road to Emmaus. The verse reads, "And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself" (ESV). On this foundation Guthrie writes, "Most people see the Bible as a 'guidebook for life.' But Jesus is saying here that the Bible is not about what God wants us to do but about who God wants us to see. And it is Jesus we are going to see as we study Genesis together" (p. 24). Herein lie both the strength and the weakness of Guthrie's approach. Without question the Bible points us to Christ and it is vital that we recognize this truth and see the Word as more than a guidebook for life. However, the Scripture's role as a guide should not be minimized. It would be impossible to read the majority of biblical texts and not recognize its function as an instructor in the way of life. What makes Scripture unique is that it is more than words of wisdom—all is predicated on Jesus Christ. None of its instruction ultimately makes sense apart from the person and work of Christ. But there is a danger when we try too hard to force all the stories, illustrations, pictures, metaphors, and prophesies to directly speak of Christ. The attempt to do so is called typology and has found varying degrees of favor throughout church history and within certain groups. While all would agree that the general nature of Scripture points to Christ, much disagreement can be found on now far typology can be pushed onto the texts. Some have determined that the reader of Scripture has no right to "type" any Old Testament narrative or picture unless the New Testament specifically does so. Others feel free to type virtually anything in which any allusion to Christ can be ferreted out. Guthrie leans toward this latter camp working hard to find evidence of Christ in the ten stories she covers from the book of Genesis. She tries not to be overly dogmatic, often offering possible interpretations with terms such as "most likely" and "perhaps" (e.g., pp. 20, 240-241). Nevertheless she insists that the accounts and people found in Genesis must represent deeper meaning than the obvious. This can, and historically has, led to allegorical interpretations rather than the plain and clear teaching from the text (see page 200 for a good example of allegorizing the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah in an attempt to find deeper meaning and point to Christ). While I do not find Guthrie going to extremes, it is noteworthy to find her book catalogued in the Library of Congress under "typology." In most areas I found Guthrie biblically sound. However, it should be noted that she is solidly in the Reformed Covenant camp and promotes replacement theology (the view that the church has replaced Israel as the people of God). She believes Israel's prophecies are being fulfilled spiritually rather than literally and takes a post-tribulational view of the Second Coming (see pp. 112-113, 148, 160-161, 178). Each chapter (with the exception of the first) is divided into three sections: personal Bible study in which the reader is to read assigned Scriptures and answer given questions, the teaching section in which the author explains the text (this is the bulk of each chapter), and a discussion guide for small groups. Guthrie writes well, is easily understood and provides good illustrations, questions and some fine charts. For those in Covenant/replacement theology circles this would make a good women’s Bible study. For those concerned about the overuse of typology and the dangers of allegoricalism and who believe, as I do, that God will yet fulfill His promises literally to Israel, I would not recommend The Promised One, although some good thoughts can be found. – Gary Gilley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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  1. Gertrude
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    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
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    This study gave insight into the Old Testament.
    January 18, 2014
    Gertrude
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    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    Our Bible study group studied this in 2013. What we found was the Old Testament opened to us like never before. So many "aha" moments like what was the big deal that Esau sold his birthright? With excitement to study the next chapter to see where Jesus manifested Himself in the book of Genesis, the ladies remarked how alive Genesis had become. We used the study guide AND the DVD. Even though the DVD was repetitious to the chapter teaching, the ladies commented on how glad they were for the DVD to punctuate the concepts for that week.
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    Cleveland, OH
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
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    Great Theology for Women!
    January 17, 2013
    RachelChumita
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    This book for women contains good, solid, theological food. Mrs. Guthrie ties Jesus to Genesis without compromising context, or twisting scripture. This book does a great job of pointing us to Christ.
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