Genesis

Stephen Cottrell, Darton, Longman and Todd

This translation of Genesis is taken from the New Jerusalem Bible.

Stephen Cottrell is the Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford and is also the author of other popular books including Do Nothing to Change Your Life.

His forward to this book opens an interesting insight into the book of Genesis. Is it only myth or is it a guide to the growth of Godliness, God-awareness and Godly worship?

Genesis takes us through the ancient history of the Jewish people, grounding them in the beginning of their worship of the one true God, to the growth of their understanding of God.

To quote Stephen Cottrell, “If we can read Genesis as a set of sacred stories about the beginning of our own understandings of God and of the beginning of God’s involvement with the world then there is much else to be received.” And he goes on to say, “The Bible tells a story in which my own life can be read and understood.”

This is only a little book, but the Introduction by Stephen Cottrell and the book of Genesis itself are both worth reading.

Lyn Housen

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