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Genesis Part II: God and His Family



Saint Paul tells us to walk in the faith of our father Abraham (Rom. 4:12). Upon what is that faith founded and in what does it consist? What can we learn from Isaac and Jacob, whom the Book of Hebrews calls “heirs of the promise” (Heb 11:9)? Genesis II: God and His Family explores chapters 12–50 of Genesis, uncovering the rich details of the life of Abraham and the history of Abraham’s descendants, the very human family through whom God promised to eventually right all that had gone wrong in creation.

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Key Features

  • Contains thought-provoking commentary notes on Genesis
  • Explores Catholic teachings through studying Genesis
  • Includes a leader’s guide for group discussion


  • A Call to Abram (Genesis 12)
  • Abram in the Land of Canaan (Genesis 13–14)
  • A Test of Faith (Genesis 15)
  • The Covenant of Circumcision (Genesis 16–17)
  • Abraham, Man of the Covenant (Genesis 18–19)
  • A Stumble and a Son (Genesis 20–21)
  • From Suffering to Glory (Genesis 22–23)
  • Isaac and Jacob: The Blessing Passed Down (Genesis 24–28)
  • Jacob, the Patriarch of Israel (Genesis 29–36)
  • Joseph’s Rise to Power (Genesis 37–41)
  • Reconciliation and Reunion (Genesis 42–45)
  • Jacob’s Family Moves to Egypt (Genesis 46–50)

Praise for the Print Edition

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

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About the Authors

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.