God’s Pattern for Creation: A Covenantal Reading of Genesis 1

by W. Robert Godfrey

144 Pages | $10.99 | Paperback | Published: 2003

Summary: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Beginnings are important. If we want to understand the Bible as a whole, it is vital to understand what it teaches about creation.

W. Robert Godfrey has written this study with thoughtful Christians in mind. He carefully examines the text, knowing that the Bible is a covenantal record that is always focused on God and his relationship to his people.

What Others Say About this Book:

“W. Robert Godfrey understands how to read Scripture texts. In the midst of present confusion regarding Genesis 1, he writes with a clear and proper focus. Genesis 1, according to him, is covenantal and literary and it is for us! I will be giving out many copies of this book.” – Bryan D. Estelle

“Godfrey gives us an interpretation of Genesis 1 that is clear, concise, and compelling. In this wonderful book he teaches us the practical theology contained in Genesis 1, as well as sounds principles for interpreting the rest of Scripture. I heartily recommend God’s Pattern for Creation.” – Mark D. Futato

About the Author:

W. Robert Godfrey (PhD, Stanford University) is a professor of church history and president of Westminster Seminary California. He is a minister of the United Reformed Churches. He is author of Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confessions, God’s Pattern for Creation: A Covenantal Reading of Genesis 1, and An Unexpected Journey: Discovering Reformed Christianity. He is coeditor of Theonomy: A Reformed Critique, and contributor to John Calvin: His Influence in the Western World. Godfrey has also written numerous articles. He has been a speaker at many conferences, including the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries.


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