Exchange your fear for faith. Surrender your story to the divine Author.
1st Place, 2014 CSPA Book of the Year Awards 1st Place, 2012 Christian Choice Book Awards
Genesis is a book of beginnings. It introduces us to several biblical themes, including God’s authorship of life. In a world that blames the Creator for disasters and credits luck or karma for life’s blessings, God’s people need reminding that he is crafting a wondrous story of redemption and grace. Within Genesis, we are called to play the part of faithful children so that we might overcome this world and inherit the one to come. In God’s story, we discover how to live out our own.
The Epic of God will guide you passage-by-passage through the book of Genesis in hopes of deepening your trust in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
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I was introduced to Michael Whitworth several months ago and thank God for His providence in so doing. This is absolutely the finest book I have ever read on the Book of Genesis. Whitworth's depth of knowledge and sprinkling of humor has made this book absolutely one of those, "can't put down" books for me. Michael is able to make the ancient stories live and come out of the pages into your heart. Stories and illustrations your will never forget because of Whitworth's unique style. Michael has intertwined humor, culture, theology and antidotes for a well rounded journey through the first account of man reveal by God in Genesis. I would recommend this book without any reservation at all. I am proud that I have found this author this year. Can't say enough good about this book and Michael Whitworth. This is a must read. I am a preacher of the gospel and find this book to be among my favorites.
Fantastic work Michael Whitworth, to God be the Glory.
Every story has a beginning...and the beginning of the Bible, God's story, is something to behold. There are so many twists and turns in Genesis, the book of beginnings, that the story often doesn't go the way you would expect. There's triumph and tragedy. There's faith and failure. There's rebellion and restoration. This story is radical and amazing. According to Michael Whitworth, it may be best thought of as an Epic.
In The Epic of God, Michael has given us a companion study guide that opens us to the world of Genesis by revealing it in its historical context, the Ancient Near East. By explaining customs, laws, and ancient practices, he transports us into life as the patriarchs lived it. We better understand what was important to them, how they lived, and the challenges they faced as they struggled to "exchange their fear for faith." We see how the faith of the patriarchs allowed them to see past adversity and trust in the sovereignty of God.
The cover. That was the first thing that caught my eye. It was simple yet extremely well designed. The professional depiction of the earth and the legible title were attractive. When I picked it up I immediately noticed the text block. In the hand it felt like a well-made novel. I opened the volume to reveal an elegant and easy-to-read typesetting. The font was well chosen, the line spacing was good, and the pages were not over crowded.
But it wasn't until I actually read the book that I discovered the best part about The Epic of God by Michael Whitworth.
All of the externals were merely the trappings. The content of the book itself far surpassed the professional quality of the binding and presentation. The Epic of God is a passage-by-passage guide through the book of Genesis. It's not exactly like your typical commentary. The text isn't divided by verses. You don't have the biblical text at the top of the page and the author's comments at the bottom. Instead, in...
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