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Cecil Sherman Formations Commentary: Genesis to Job
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Cecil Sherman Formations Commentary: Genesis to Job


Helwys 2006

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Sherman approaches the beginning of the Bible with an understanding of the modern problem of how one embraces Genesis and the findings of science. The bottom line, he says, is that “In the beginning. . . God.” In discussing Abraham’s calling, Sherman tells us that “When we follow God into hard places and attempt hard things, we meet surprises. When our faith gives way, God comes again.” He shows how the human stories in Genesis, though real, provide us with instruction today. His commentary on God’s name, “I Am,” is insightful. In discussing the Ten Commandments, Sherman reminds us to read them in the light of Jesus, recognizing the way He interpreted them is the way we ought to view them. His treatment of Ruth focuses on how God works in the lives of ordinary people, how God guides the destiny of people towards His desired end. Sherman’s treatment of David, Ezra and Esther are profound, and he concludes this volume by looking at the puzzlement of why good people suffer in his instructive look at Job.

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Product Details

  • Title: Cecil Sherman Formations Commentary: Genesis to Job
  • Author: Cecil Sherman
  • Publisher: Smyth & Helwys
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 200

About the Author

Cecil Sherman has most recently served as visiting professor of pastoral ministries at the Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Sherman has pastored at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1985–1992, and First Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, from 1964–1984. He was the first executive head of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and served on the board of directors for the Alliance of Baptists. Sherman is a graduate of Baylor University and is the recipient of the Baylor Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award for 1992. He received a B.D. and Th.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has been very active in church life and community service and has written extensively, publishing numerous articles and several books. Sherman continues to write Sunday school literature and other Christian educational resources for Baptists.

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