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The book of Genesis was written for a world of fear. It was a world filled with gods and deities of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. We no longer worship the sun, the stars and mythical deities. Yet although the modern gods are largely material, social and ideological, they still pose threats.
Genesis speaks to contemporary fears. It renews our hope for the future as we see God the Creator begin his salvation plan to redeem his world and his people.
Andrew Reid is the author of several books and Bible studies including Kingdoms In Conflict, a commentary on Daniel in the Reading the Bible Today series. In Salvation Begins he gives readers a framework for appreciating the old testament as Christian Scripture.
Andrew Reid has ministered in a number of different contexts, including National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Chaplain at Maquarie University in Sydney and Rector of St Matthew's Anglican Church, Shenton Park in Western Australia. It was at Shenton Park that Andrew began developing the material for Salvation Begins. He now lectures at Ridley College Melbourne in Old Testament studies.