A natural starting point for Bible study, Genesis, Part I: God and His Creation debunks theories claiming that the Book of Genesis is only ancient history or even a myth. Ten lessons explore how chapters 1–11 of Genesis are a “blueprint for the rest of salvation history,” covering themes of temptation, sin, grace, redemption, human sexuality, family, and covenant. Memory verses and study questions make each lesson easy to follow and applicable to everyday life. A comprehensive leader’s guide assists readers in their responses to lesson questions, especially if encountering new or unfamiliar concepts—making Genesis ideal for customizing group Bible study to individual participants.
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A profoundly beautiful and personal approach to Catholic Scripture study! Gayle Somers and Sarah Christmyer use the ‘Scripture study’ that took place on the road to Emmaus as their inspiration and paradigm—and the result is a study of Genesis that is deeply rooted in our own Catholic life and Tradition, causing us to yearn for deeper communion with Jesus Christ in his Word and in his sacraments. This Bible study has that unique capacity to engage the beginner as well as those more experienced in Scripture study. The authors provide insightful, well-reasoned commentary as well as engaging study and reflection questions—necessary ingredients in any effective set of materials for parish catechesis.
—James Pauley, professor of catechetics, Franciscan University, Steubenville
There is a new and exciting development in the Catholic Church! Bible study is blossoming and the cry for good study materials is rising. . .excellent Scripture study guides are appearing just as fast. This book is one such treasure, taking us back to the beginning and uncovering the deepest roots of the Christian faith and the Catholic Church. Gayle Somers and Sarah Christmyer take what is ancient and make it live before your eyes—making what is deeply theological useful for your daily walk with God.
—Steve Ray, author, St. John’s Gospel, Upon This Rock, and Crossing the Tiber
Gayle Somers received her BA in history from the University of New Orleans, and a Master’s in theological studies from the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is the author of Galatians: A New Kind of Freedom Defended, and has written numerous Bible studies for Catholic Exchange, a Catholic Web site apostolate.
Sarah Christmyer helped launch Catholic Scripture Study for Catholic Exchange and is managing editor of The Great Adventure Bible Timeline program, developed by Jeff Cavins.