Flawed Families of the Bible How God's Grace Works Through Imperfect Relationships

ISBN-10: 1587431556

ISBN-13: 9781587431555

Edition: 2007

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Most Christians believe that the Bible holds the answers to their questions about daily living, and that reading the Scriptures will show them good examples to follow for their own lives. Think for a moment and try to list a few examples of healthy families in the Bible who are ideals worth emulating. Having trouble? The families of the Bible were far from perfect, and not so different in that regard from our imperfect families today.In Flawed Families of the Bible, a New Testament scholar (David) and a professor of social work (Diana) take a real and close look at the actual families of the Bible. This honest book will inspire and encourage readers with its focus on the overarching theme of hope and grace for families, showing that it is in the "imperfect places" that we can catch a glimpse of grace. Perfect for pastors, counselors, and anyone in a flawed family.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

David Garland (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is William B. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures and associate dean for academic affairs at George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University. He is the New Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and the author of various books and commentaries, including Mark and Colossians/Philemon in the NIV Application Commentary, and the article on Mark in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. He and his wife, Diana, reside in Waco, Texas.

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