Book Giveaway: Davidson and Turner, The Manifold Beauty of Genesis 1

I have not done a book giveaway in a while. As it turns out I have several books I have been setting aside for a time such as this. In fact, I get occasional emails from readers wondering when I am going to give away another… today is that day.

Genesis 1A couple of weeks ago I reviewed Gregg Davidson and Kenneth J. Turner, The Manifold Beauty of Genesis 1: A Multi-Layered Approach (Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2021). Thanks to the kindness of Kregel Academic, I have an extra copy of the book to give to a reader of this blog.

As I mentioned in the original review, Manifold Beauty is a biblical-theological reading of Genesis 1. Each chapter represents a unique theological interpretation of the creation story. Although the authors do not deny Genesis 1 is a literal creation story, they are more interested in the theology of the creation story than the mechanics of creation. Although the principal topic is Genesis 1, the chapters provide a full canonical perspective for each theological topic.

In the introduction, Davidson and Turner are clear that none of their suggested layers are entirely new, each layer draws on previous scholarship. They argue the themes presented in this book are complementary, they all “contribute to and reinforce the unified message of Genesis 1” (11). The authors agree with the Chicago statement on biblical inerrancy but understand a distinction between the literal meaning and a literalistic interpretation. In the full review, I summarize the seven theological layers covered in Manifold Beauty, so read that post for more details on the book.

If you want a free copy of this book, leave a comment with your name and email (if it is not in your profile already) so I can contact you if you win. I will put all the names in a spreadsheet, randomize them, then use a random number generator to select a winner on November 15, 2021 (one week from today).

If you don’t win this book, check back for another giveaway starting November 15.














17 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Davidson and Turner, The Manifold Beauty of Genesis 1

  1. I would love to add to this to my reading list! Chapter one truly is a beautiful chapter.

  2. I am interested. I like the idea of manifold meanings residing in this text. After all, the story of Joseph, later in Genesis, is crafted with amazing literary artistry, yet that does not preclude other purposes in the text, including the intent to recount historical events. I think the same is true of Genesis one. – Dwight Gingrich

  3. Thanks for your excellent review and now the opportunity to win the free copy.

  4. Thank you for your generosity! As a teacher of the book of Genesis I would enjoy adding this resource to my library.

  5. I found your review fascinating and look forward to having this book.

  6. This is awesome, thanks for the opportunity to win this volume… Vincent Artale 3

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