Item description for Men of Character: Jacob: Following God Without Looking Back (Men Of Character) by Gene A. Getz...
Overview After his twin brother, Esau, sold his birthright to him for a bowl of soup, Jacob though his life would be one of comfort and ease. Yet Jacob paid dearly for that deception and others as he tried to fulfill God's promise on his own, rather that having faith that God would fulfill them in His time. Jacob received a taste of his own bitter medicine as he was tricked into marrying Leah, the older sister of his beloved Rachel. With two wives, multiple mistresses and children in half a dozen tents, Jacob headed a family wracked with jealousy, bickering and intrigue until he realized he must trust God completely and follow Him faithfully. Today as in Jacob's time, true faith brings reconciliation and peace beyond what even the most diligent family leader can do without God's guiding hand. The Men of Character series highlights the lives of men in the Bible whose relationships with God we can learn from today. Each of these leaders faced trials, where Christian role models seem increasingly rare, this series reminds us that some of the most worthy examples of godly character are still the biblical figures who borough power, wisdom and inspiration to God's people through the ages.
One in a series of twelve books by Gene Getz examining role models of the Old and New Testaments in situations relevant to modern times.
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Studio: B&H Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 1996
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Series Men Of Character
ISBN 0805461701 ISBN13 9780805461701
Availability 0 units.
More About Gene A. Getz
GENE A. GETZ, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, earned a BA from Rocky Mountain College, an MA from the Wheaton Graduate School, and a Ph.D. from New York University. He has served as a professor at Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary. He is also a prolific author. Most of his 60 books have grown out of his experience as a pastor. "The Measure of a Man" has become a classic and is used around the world for personal and group study. His books "The Measure of a Healthy Church" and "Elders and Leaders: God's Plan for Leading the Church" (both published by Moody Publishers) remain breakthrough biblical studies for church leaders.Gene now serves as President of the Center for Church Renewal and has completed a 7-year Bible project using the Holman Christian Standard Bible. The "Life Essentials Study Bible" is the first Multi-Media Study Bible which contains 1,500 principles from Genesis to Revelation.He also airs a 2-minute daily feature on numerous radio stations called "A Principle to Live By" which can also be accessed by going to www.bibleprinciples.org where you'll also discover information about Gene's "Life Essentials Study Bible."
Gene A. Getz currently resides in Garland, in the state of Texas.
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A Good Introduction to the Life of Jacob Aug 28, 2007
"Jacob: Following God Without Looking Back" is another installment by Gene Getz in the Men of Character series. This title is on Jacob, whose original name meant "Trickster" and whose actions got him into a lot of trouble.
The book consists of 13 chapters with the following titles:
1. It All Begins at Home 2. A Tricky Plot 3. A Beuatiful Novella 4. The Great Deception 5. A Born-Again Experience 6. Reaping What We Sow 7. A Modern-Day Opera 8. Change Points 9. A Difficult Confrontation 10. Solving Problems God's Way 11. Wrestling With God 12. Reconciliation and Forgiveness 13. Back Home Again
While the book is more tailored towards the lay reader, pastors can also benefit for their own personal lives and also for sermon preparation.
Read and be encouraged to know that God is powerful enough to use anyone He chooses!