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In The Beginning, God: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life
Marva J. Dawn

IVP Books, 2009
124 pages


To those of us who’ve read the Bible and asked “How does this apply to me?” (by which we often really mean: “How can this text make me feel good?”), Regent College’s Marva J. Dawn says we’ve got the wrong question. The Bible, after all, reveals God, and the “goal of all our Bible reading is worship.” In Genesis 1−3, Dawn watches for what God is doing and “how we are being formed by the Trinity for wonder and worship,” exploring issues of creation care, food justice, Sabbath rest, and sexuality.

—Angeline Schellenberg

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