Available for Review: Biblical Portraits of Creation by Walter C. Kaiser Jr. & Dorington G. Little (Weaver Book Company, 2014)

Shaun Tabatt —  August 19, 2014

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Biblical Portraits Of CreationA faithful and edifying exposition of key chapters or sections of the Bible that speak of the glories of creation. It represents an ideal resource for pastors who want to preach a series on creation. And with its use of study questions, it can be used with profit for group Bible study.

Praise for Biblical Portraits of Creation:

“Drs. Kaiser and Little have done a big service to the evangelical community in setting forth a broad, biblical, and engaging presentation of the doctrine of creation. Their Biblical Portraits on Creation provides a refreshing picture covering important, but often neglected, biblical texts. Further, it contains some of the best material available on the historicity of the Genesis account of creation as opposed to contemporary critical and evolutionary denials. In addition, it captures the grandeur and majesty of the biblical text without stalling in the contemporary debate over the time of creation. It roots are deeply embedded in good biblical exposition and blossom in fruitful and bountiful portrayal of the most basic of all acts of our omnipotent God—the creation of the heavens and the earth! “
—Norman L. Geisler, Ph.D., Professor of Apologetics, Veritas Evangelical Seminary

“Christians of all confessions refer to the God of the Bible as the maker of heaven and earth. This book explores the dynamic doctrine of creation from Genesis through the Psalms and Prophets to Jesus himself. Combining scholarly depth and pastoral wisdom, Kaiser and Little have given us here a beautiful call to praise—a hallelujah book!”
—Timothy George, Ph.D., Dean, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, and general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

“The doctrine of creation holds crucial importance in the Christian theology of redemption. Kaiser and Little illustrate this point as they survey creation texts throughout the Historical, Wisdom, and Prophetic books of the Old Testament as well as in the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament. Their integration of the creation message throughout the Bible’s sixty-six books holds the key to resolving divisive contention over this topic among Christians. What’s more, it brings renewed excitement to integrative study of the whole Word of God. I heartily recommend this book to all Christians. Its contents, notes, and study questions make it an excellent resource for pastors, teachers, and Bible study leaders.
—Hugh Ross, astronomer, author, pastor, and president of Reasons to Believe

Table of Contents:
Preface
Prologue: The Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God
1. Wisdom Was There Before God Created the World – Proverbs 3:19–20 & 8:22–31
2. In the Beginning God Created the Universe- Genesis 1
3. A Garden for Adam and Eve – Genesis 2:4–25
4. A Divine Ode to Creation – Psalm 104
5. How Magnificent Is God’s Name in All the Earth – Psalms 8 & 19:1–6
6. The Lord of the Seven Thunders – Psalm 29
7. Creation by the Word of God – Psalm 33:6–13
8. The Noise of Heaven and Earth! – Psalm 148
9. Getting the Facts Straight about God and Creation – Job 38–39
10. Jesus and the New Genesis Advent – Matthew 1:1–17
11. The New Heavens and the New Earth – Isaiah 65:17–25 & 66:22–24
12. Our New Creation Confidence for Proclamation and Living – 2 Corinthians 4:6 & 5:17
Epilogue: A Call and a Challenge
Appendix: The Literary Genre of Genesis 1–11
Author Index
Scripture Index
Subject Index

About the Authors:
Walter C. Kaiser Jr. is president emeritus and Colman Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has written numerous articles more than 30 books, including Recovering the Unity of the Bible (Zondervan), Toward an Exegetical Theology (Baker), and Hard Sayings of the Old Testament (IVP).

Dorington G. Little is the Senior Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Hamilton, MA. Prior to moving to Boston in 1997, he pastored in Boone, Iowa. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Book Information:

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Thank you for your interest in reviewing Biblical Portraits of Creation. This book review blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.