Editor of Ming Dao Press: “In Genesis (Part 1): From Creation to Closeness,” the author combines the literature of Genesis, ancient Near Eastern culture, and the application of Genesis to us today, to help readers have a new understanding and application of Genesis, especially the God revealed in Genesis, and the relationship between God and his people. . The study of Bible books in the market can easily fall into extremes. That is, scholars emphasize academic research, and the results can only be used by a few scholars and theological students, but it does not have much influence and help on the life of the church and believers. The other extreme is to simplify the Bible and limit it to the plot of the story, ignoring its background and theological outlook. Both extremes lack practical value, and each passage of Scripture is not properly brought into the lives of believers and churches today.
The contribution of this book is to help readers get both the scriptures and the information; the trees and the forest; the knowledge and the feeding. Reading this one book is equivalent to reading ten books.
The first volume begins with God’s creation and ends with God’s election, including the fall and dispersion of man. The second volume continues with God’s election and ends with God’s protection, including the trials, transcendence, and struggle faced by his chosen people.
In general, the mode of studying Genesis in modern times has evolved from a single approach to two or three study methods at the same time. This book uses a dual approach to literature and themes to explain how God began by choosing Abram to realize His grand plan of blessing humankind. . The author takes “election” as the main axis, and uses the life themes of several protagonists in the book to run through the message of the book, bringing the Word of God into the lives of believers and the church today (second printing).