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Living in the Gap between Promise and Reality:
The Gospel according to Abraham

Ian M. Duguid (Presbyterian & Reformed, 1999)

Blurb Review


This book in the Gospel According to the Old Testament series is probably the weakest of the series so far. The laudable aim to handle the Abraham narratives Christianly sometimes leads to quite superficial jumps straight to us from Abraham, which by-pass Abraham's significance in redemptive history ... this actually then short-circuits the true significance of Abraham for us. But not all of the book is like this - a lot of it is very valuable material and there is certainly plenty of help for sermons on Genesis here.


Introduction: Living in the Reality Gap
1. The Preparation of a Saint (Genesis 11:27-32)
2. Believing the Unbelievable (Genesis 12)
3. Take the Money or Open the Box (Genesis 13)
4. In the Days of Good King Abram (Genesis 14)
5. Faith Laying Hold of God (Genesis 15)
6. Faith Stumbling (Genesis 16)
7. Our Covenant God (Genesis 17)
8. God's Friend (Genesis 18)
9. The Titanic Sinks (Genesis 19)
10. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back (Genesis 20)
11. Crossing the Rubicon (Genesis 21)
12. Faith Put to the Test (Genesis 22)
13. Funeral for a Friend (Genesis 23)
14. God Helps Those Who Help Themselves? (Genesis 24)
15. The End of the Road (Genesis 25:1-18)

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