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The Flawed Family of God

Stories about the Imperfect Families in Genesis

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Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
2/9/2021
ISBN:
9780664265984
Pages:
158
Trim Size
6 x 9
Product Type:
Paper

Today’s families face challenges not too different from the first families of the Bible. The drama experienced in Genesis happens within stories about families, and the issues they raise—married vs. single life, sibling rivalry, infertility, family relocation, blended families, and the like—and are startlingly relevant to families of today. This book examines the families of Genesis, starting with how the Adam and Eve story encompasses far more ways of being family—including singleness—than most of us think, and shows us that the ups and downs of the relationship between Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, and Ishmael can help us understand the complicated dynamic of blended families. It also looks at the sibling rivalry of the Cain and Abel story and points to the jealousy and violence to which the whole human family seems addicted. The final chapter exploring death in the family argues that death leaves a hole, not simply in the hearts of loved ones but within the ongoing stories that families tell about themselves. Carolyn Helsel and Suzie Park invite readers to consider these connections as they reexamine modern family life as well.

This engaging Bible study includes questions for individual reflection or group use.

Carolyn B. Helsel is Associate Professor in the Blair Monie Distinguised Chair of Homiletics at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is an editorial board member for Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship, as well as the author of Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism (Chalice, 2018) and Preaching about Racism: A Guide for Faith Leaders (Chalice, 2018).
Song-Mi (Suzie) Park is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is an editorial board member for Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship, as well as the author of Hezekiah and the Dialogue of Memory (Fortress 2015) and the forthcoming Love in the Hebrew Bible (Westminster John Knox Press).
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