A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
By Fred Zaspel
John Davis is lead pastor of a multi-ethnic church in Philadelphia and has been active in city ministry and church planting for many years. His burden for the city is contagious, and here he couples that with a redemptive-historical reading of Genesis. The result is an insightful, yet simple and profitable devotional for those who live in the city, reminding us to look for the city to come.
Genesis begins with God and ends with the dying words of Joseph who prophesied that God would visit his people and redeem them from Egypt. Genesis is a gospel story; i.e., the entire book is from the first chapter in the grand narrative of God’s redeeming grace. It begins with the story of creation which prepares us for redemptive themes as God by his word calls light out of darkness and order out of chaos. Genesis is about blessing and loss of blessing, about innocence and loss of innocence, about exile and a longing to find rest. It is about an Edenic garden-temple and the divine commission of stewardship and worship; it is about rebellion, about spiritual conflict, and the promise of One who would triumph over evil.
Quick, one page per day, very enjoyable devotional readings.
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The Gospel in Genesis and in the City: A 29-Day Devotional for City-Dwellers