Some Helpful Resources for Genesis
This upcoming Sunday is the beginning of our new sermon series in the book of Genesis!
We’re going to be here awhile. Hahahaha! But seriously… we are. Yesterday my wife mentioned to me that she thought it might be a great idea to share with you some of the resources (like what am I reading?) I have and will be using for this upcoming series. I think that is a spectacular idea! Below I have some resources you can have while we study the book.

First, I want to give you a link to a Bible Project video on Genesis 1. It is outstanding, and short (8 minutes). Definitely worth your time.

Pastor Ryan’s Genesis Resource List

Internet sources
– The Bible Project
– Reasons to Believe – Science and faith website (they hold an old earth perspective)
– Is Genesis History (outstanding video and resources from young earth perspective
Got Questions
–  Desiring God
 

Books
– Douglas Axe’s Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition that Life Is Designed
– Edward Feser’s Five Proofs For The Existence Of God
– Michael Heiser’s The Unseen Realm. This is a great book looking at Biblical view of God’s story. Supernatural is The Unseen Realm but in smaller bite size chunks.
– Dan Kimball’s How (Not) To Read The Bible
– John Lennox’s Seven Days That Divide The World
– Terry Mortenson’s Coming To Grips With Genesis: Biblical Authority And The Age Of The Earth. This is an outstanding and very thorough defense of the young earth perspective.
– Hugh Ross’s Navigating Genesis: a Scientist’s journey through Genesis 1-11 and A Matter Of Days: Resolving A Creation Controversy

 

Commentaries
– The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis: John Walton
– Preaching the Word Commentary on Genesis: R. Kent Hughes
– Kidner Classic Commentaries: Genesis: Derek Kidner
– Be Basic: Genesis 1-11: Warren Wiersbe
– Genesis verse by verse Commentary: David Guzik

 

This list is not exhaustive but it may be a good starting point for those of you who would like to jump in and go deeper with these things. Some of the resources are more easy to access than others.

 

Finally, if I may make one big suggestion: Please read the book of Genesis. Read it as a story. I invite you to simply read it through, like you might be reading a novel. Let yourself get a grip of the story. We’re going to go through it slowly, but Genesis is a grand epic narrative. It is a spectacularly messy, gloriously broken, sometimes beautiful and often ugly masterpiece. It is the Epic beginning to the Epic story we find ourselves in.
I’m looking forward to this series. It’s going to be a roller coaster ride!
May God’s grace and peace be with you all!
Pastor Ryan Low