This October and November, Pastor Adam will be leading a series on the book of Genesis, the first book in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. Pastor Adam often says “Jesus did not come to start a new religion or save us from the wrath of an angry father who had given up on us - he came to show us how to be truly human and connected to the truly Divine.” But what about all the wrath and blood and sin in the Old Testament? Perhaps we’ve missed the original goodness of all of us and the love of God hidden in plain sight all along!
As we journey through 12 powerful stories - or myths - found in the book of Genesis, folks might be looking for resources to go deeper.
Here’s a list of helpful books, podcasts, videos and more:
Peter Enns & Jared Byas, The Bible for Normal People. Check out their brand new book on Genesis, or listen to their podcast and be prepared to be inspired anew.
British Rabbi Jonathan Sacks reflects on leadership and spirituality in his book “Covenant & Conversation.” Find his videos on YouTube or check out this blog intro for more.
Bill Moyers, Genesis: A Living Conversation. An oldie, but goodie from PBS, join journalist Moyers with an array of scholars and interfaith clergy, artists and more as they tour through the book of Genesis.
Wil Gafney is a womanist theologian, ordained minister and powerful writer, exploring the intersection of the Bible and social justice. Check out her blog posts around Genesis and her book “Womanist Midrash.”
Richard Rohr has a rich devotional archive on the Book of Genesis. Dive in!
Austen Hartke talks about gender, identity and “the image of God.” Check it out!
Rachel Held Evans last book is a must for those of us looking to read the Bible again with fresh eyes and open hearts. Find a copy of “Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking On Water, & Loving the Bible Again” or listen to this podcast recorded shortly before her untimely passing.