Genesis: In the Beginning God…

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December 31, 2012

As we look ahead to the beginning of a new year, where better to start than the beginning . . . of everything. The book of Genesis is the beginning of the Bible and the starting point of mankind’s history. Likewise, for many people January first is the starting point of a fresh commitment to read through the Bible. We support that commitment and we’d like to help, so we’re going to post an introduction to a new book of the Bible each week—starting with Genesis and working our way all the way through to Revelation.

Along the way, if you have a favorite story, character, or verse from that week’s featured book, or if something from that section of Scripture speaks to you, we’d love to hear about it. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. And now, with no further ado, the beginning of the beginning . . .

GENESIS

Of all the books in the Old Testament, none is more significant than Genesis.  It is God’s first words to us and perhaps the most important of all.

The first line of the first chapter of the first book says, “In the beginning God…”  There you have it.  He wanted us to know “in the beginning” He was there.  He goes on to tell us what He did and why.  He knew the questions that would haunt all humanity for all time.

He gave us His answer right up front…in the Book of Genesis.  It’s the foundation we need for faith.  And it’s the core message of Women of Faith—God is here with us.  And He has been from the beginning.

Introductions to Genesis from the Women of Faith Devotional Bible, which also features 366 devotionals, more than 500 quotes from our speakers and friends, and much more, available in leather-look and hardcover.

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