From the dust of the earth, God masterfully knits together the sinews of flesh and bone. He leans in close and breathes life into their nostrils. Sketching His very essence into the tapestry of humanity, He tenderly molds these beings into unique individuals who speak His language, wear His skin, and share His intricacies. This likeness forms an intimacy no other creature shares with God.
Weaving together cinematic storytelling with engaging insights, God Is Out to Get Us challenges the false worldview that the God of the Old Testament is wrathful, strange, and unfair. Immersing ourselves in the scandalous and riveting lives of the ancient men and women who experienced this God firsthand, we will instead realize the great depth of His love, passion, and mercy toward us.
If you've never read the opening chapters of Genesis--or if you've grown up hearing about Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah--discover these stories anew and encounter the wild and relentless pursuit of the God who has been out to get you--from the very beginning.
Includes reflection questions at the end of every chapter.
Carol Bond Wagner is an award-winning author and Bible teacher who is captivated by God's wild and relentless pursuit of humanity-a truth she sees spilling out in her own life, in Scripture, and in the life stories of people all around her. Her passion for the ancient stories and people of the Old Testament began during her undergraduate studies at Campbellsville University and culminated with two master's degrees from Cincinnati Christian University. Her proposal for God Is Out to Get Us won the prestigious Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Book award in 2008. She has since written two books in this series: God Is Out to Get Us: From the Very Beginning and God Is Out to Get Us: At All Costs - The Life of Abraham. Born and raised in the Midwest, Carol now resides in southern Utah with her husband, Tom, and their two Weimaraners, Judah and Asher. Her greatest joys include traveling the world and seeking out new adventures with her family and friends. You can also connect with Carol through God Is Out to Get Us on Facebook, Instagram, and at www.GodIsOutToGetUs.com