"This book is a successful example of believing exegesis, well researched and yet accessible to all."
"Both Marva Dawn and her book are bold, uncompromising, insightful, imbued with humility and fraught with excitement. Chapter by chapter, she drives the focus off of selfish agendas and on to worship. At the core, In the Beginning, God is about spiritual formation, a call to reorient our thinking away from ourselves and around the worship of God. Dawn points us to first things first, inviting us to see the pattern of praise in the order of creation."
"One of her best-written books to date. Sure to spark serious discussion; she does not fit into tidy categories of left or right, liberal or conservative, and that makes her writing all the more intriguing and refreshing."
"The wisdom and care in these few pages reminds me of Eugene Peterson's writing, reflecting not only careful biblical and theological scholarship but also a pastor's heart. For such a small book, its message is truly radical."
"It takes courage to present our deepest beliefs in an effort to spur intelligent conversation--Marva Dawn does this and leads her readers to do the same."
"Dawn refers to the order of creation as liturgy, calling us to see the pattern of praise. And truly, if our goal in reading Scripture is to worship, then it will change our theology. It takes courage to present our deepends beliefs in an effort to spur intelligent conversation--Marva Dawn dows this and leads her readers to do the same."
"Christian educators and worship leaders may appreciate Dawn's intriguing analysis of the creation stories as a hymn of praise."