The Book of Genesis, Part 1

Chapters 1 to 11

In Genesis, God makes a good world and installs humans as its rulers. Humanity rebels and ends up ruling the world in a destructive way, leading to violence, death, and the founding of the city of Babylon. God’s response is to set in motion a plan to rescue and bless the whole world through the family of Abraham.[1]

•  Enjoy this 2014 “Book of Genesis — Part 1” BibleProject animated video (6 min.) narrated by Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins.

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Special Showing  Watch this on-stage, solo performance (2 hours) by Max McLean, reciting key portions of Genesis, based on the NIV translation. It’s an eloquent telling of the first book of the Bible, a theatrical tour de force.

McLean will keep your attention through story after story, which are divided into six sessions. With remarkable energy and a gift for storytelling, McLean captures the humor and pathos in Genesis’s dramatic sweep from: the creation to Eden to Babel; from the story of Lot to the immense flood of Noah to Abraham’s heart-cleaving sacrifice of his son Isaac; from the epic destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah to Jacob’s soul-wounding wrestling match with the Angel of God.

Passionate, fallible men and women spring to life in a story that has inspired children and baffled scholars. You’ve never known Genesis like this.