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Jacob, His Family and Yours. This book is an exegetical study of the patriarchal stories in Genesis 12-50 focusing on Jacob’s family in particular, and the so-called “Joseph Story.” I was inspired to write this book after having read Evelyn Underhill’s glorious book Mysticism at the same time I was reading through the Hebrew text of the Joseph Story. The Underhill book gave me a vocabulary to understand my own experience with God and spiritual realities. While I was deeply engaged in this, it dawned on me that the patriarchal stories were written not only to chronicle the beginnings of the Hebrew race, but also to give deep insight into everyone’s spiritual journey, or in the language of this book, the ascent to God. Finally, the story is written in the context of family, and in this case, a very dysfunctional one. Therefore, the book ties in family systems theory to help us understand ourselves in the families, both biological and ecclesial, that we find ourselves in. The book ties together a close study of Scripture with spiritual theology and family systems theory.
The Little Book of Big Frontiers. Purpose and intended Readers: It has been my experience that Christians do not live by, and are hardly aware of, a Christian cosmology. We tend to live by bits and pieces of cosmological fragments supplied by the contemporary Church and secular world, but there is no comprehension of the overall design of reality and no all-embracing vision of creation that the Bible provides and the Church has taught for centuries. I believe that this is the result of increasing ignorance of the Bible, and the almost complete loss of philosophical thinking in our culture. The matter is simply too complex for the typical Christian tying to survive day by day, and so the matter is dropped as irrelevant. The consequences are deadly to the Church; ignorance breeds arrogance, indifference, and finally spiritual death. This book is intended to make the complex issue of cosmology simple and understandable to the general Christian reading public. The Little Book of Big Frontiers can also be found at amazon.com.
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