There was a time when the deity of Jesus was the stumbling-block to salvation for some, yet it was safe to assume they believed in God. Today we can assume nothing. And the questions about life that people have are bigger: Who are we? Where did I come from? Is there a God? And if so, does this God care about what's going on in my life? David Helm and Jon Dennis believe that the answers are found where Christianity began. Not in the Godpels with the person of Jesus, but rather, back in Genesis with the introduction of God and His work in the world. Based on conversations they've had with university students they pastor, Helm and Dennis have written a book for all who have a healthy uncertainty about life's big questions--those who while knowing many things, reserve a measure of doubt on most everything. Using the Socratic method, the authors challenge readers to wrestle first with the text of Scripture itself rather than with systematic questions. The authors' hope is that through a candid conversation with Genesis, curious readers will find the answers they're seeking.
Here is a book for all who have a healthy uncertainty about life's big questions--Where did I come from? Is there a God? Does this God care about me? The authors believe that the answers are found where Christianity began--with the introduction of God and His work in the book of Genesis. Using the Socratic method, they challenge readers to wrestle with Scripture itself rather than with systematic questions. This candid conversation with Genesis is an ideal apologetic for today's postmodern culture.
David R. Helm (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor of the Hyde Park congregation of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago. He also serves as Chairman of The Charles Simeon Trust, an organization which promotes practical instruction in preaching. He is the co-author of The Genesis Factor (with Jon Dennis), a contributor to Preach the Word: Essays on Expository Preaching, and the author of The Big Picture Story Bible and 1 and 2 Peter and Jude in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
Jon M. Dennis is cofounding pastor of Holy Trinity Church in downtown Chicago. Since moving to the city with his family in 1998, he has helped establish various ministries including Hope for Chicago, the Charles Simeon Trust, and the Chicago Partnership for Church Planting. He is a regular conference speaker and the coauthor of The Genesis Factor: Probing Lifes Big Questions.