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Be Authentic (Genesis 25-50): Exhibiting Real Faith in the Real World (The "Be" Commentary Series)

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With over 4 million volumes in print and used worldwide, these timeless books have provided invaluable insight into the history, meaning, and context of virtually every book in the Bible. Revised with a new look and added content, these commentaries now include study questions at the end of each chapter for further reflection and application.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by David C. Cook (first published October 1st 1997)
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Ed
Aug 22, 2014 Ed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never been disappointed reading one of Warren Wiersbe's To Be books. This one is no exception. I really like the way that Wiersbe really digs into the verses and draws up practical lessons that we can apply in our lives today. Reading the Old Testament is not boring with Wiersbe.
Hope
Wiersbe has written another exceptional Bible commentary, this one on the Patriarchs that came after Abraham. There was a little too much supposition about possible motives for why people did what they did, but for the most part, I appreciated his insights.

Wiersbe has a gift of explaining a Bible passage within the context of all of scripture, sending me scurrying to read many other verses. One of his NT cross-references which shed light on the Genesis stories was Hebrews 6:12 - It is through f
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Alex
Mar 12, 2010 Alex marked it as to-read
I had my mum pose as a guest reviewer for this book so here is a snippet of what she thought (thanks mum!):

"Two points to ponder - “God is looking for authentic people who will dare to have firsthand spiritual experiences in life and not settle for the second-hand imitations that are promised if you listen to the right seminars, watch the right videos, and attend the right meetings” and “why be a cheap imitation when you can be a valuable original”?

It takes faith to go against the flow and be th
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Cindy
Feb 27, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it

Do you often tire of the people portrayed to us via tv, internet or even books. People portrayed as perfect people. Warren Wiersbe has taken a look at three authentic men in the Bible, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Men from the Old Testament who were definitely not perfect men. Men who had deception problems, problems being fair, and family troubles.

Broken down into thirteen chapters, each chapter examines the lives each man, their home lives and the problems they faced and caused. He also compares
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Wyndy
Jan 21, 2010 Wyndy rated it it was amazing
I really like these bible studies because they are told in a story biographical manner. They don't whitewash the people, they present them as they are, the problems they faced, how they responded, and how God responded. Everyone makes mistakes and sins, that's reality. The message here is that God forgives the sin, stays true to his covenant and promised blessings, but doesn't erase the sin, the sinner still has to face the consequences of his sin, even if it is years later or the next day. I li ...more
Amydeanne
Feb 27, 2010 Amydeanne rated it it was amazing
Dr. Wiersbe doesn’t disappoint with this book. His knowledge and insight really brings out a lot of points I had never thought about before. He discusses how history repeats itself and we are part of parents generation, but we can be unique if we choose to be. I loved how he presented the information and I will be looking for more of his books in the future!

This is a great study book if you’re looking for something to do with a small group or just by yourself. He’ll have you digging through your
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Christy Lockstein

Be Authentic by Warren W. Wiersbe is part of his magnificent Be series that covers each book of the Bible. This volume focuses on Genesis 25-50 with the stories of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. Wiersbe manages to take these age old stories that everyone has heard hundreds of times brand new. His writing is so full of insight and wisdom, I found myself regularly jotting down notes in my journal. Wiersbe takes the lives of the patriarchs and explains how God used each of these authentic sinners for Hi
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Clara Roberts
Feb 19, 2012 Clara Roberts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book primarly covered the life of Joseph with only some reference to the other patriarchs. It covers both the death of Jacob and the death of Joseph. Some quotes are: "Authentic believer are all made of clay." "Authentic believers depeend on the grace of God." "Authentic believer's aren't all alike." "Authentic believers know that life is a pilgrimage." "Authentic believers become like Jesus Christ." "Authentic believers make a difference in their world." When talking about death, Wiersbe t ...more
Mandy J. Hoffman
Feb 04, 2010 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it it was amazing
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There are over 4 million "Be" books in print and there is a reason for that! This book, along with it's counterparts, are excellent resources for the person in the pew as well as the full-time ministry personnel.

Reading this book is not like reading a dry, just the facts, commentary - it's like reading a fascinating book that helps you really grasp the passages of Genesis 25-50. Wiersbe explains the scripture in a clear way that is easy to understand for anyone, not just the scholars. I highly r
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Mike Eccles
Mar 28, 2014 Mike Eccles rated it it was amazing
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This is the third in the series of commentaries on Genesis by Wiersby. It has helped me enjoy and understand the stories and implications of the lives of Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. I had my doubts about my own commitment to read slowly through Genesis having read the book before fast and without understanding or insight. This volume and those that preceded it in the "Be" series have made the reading journey a great learning and spiritual experience. I move on to Exodus now with Wiersby's continued ...more
Terri Hardy
Aug 04, 2011 Terri Hardy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, this book was read for a Bible Study, but was so filled with insights that it was just great reading. Knowing nothing of Wiersbe until I found a quote by him to use for the theme at a Women's Event, I am so glad that our church went deeper into his studies. The patriarchs of the Bible are shown for who they are, flawed, scarred people with one thing in common-they followed hard after God.
Ruth
Dec 01, 2013 Ruth rated it liked it
Although I find Wiersbe's treatments somewhat lacking in depth and although I don't always agree with his conclusions, I very much enjoy the discussions based on this series that we have on Sundays in our Bible Life group.
Wendie
Sep 13, 2014 Wendie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wiersbe just lets you have it-- and it all makes perfect and lovely sense.
Frans Karlsson
The story of Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.
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Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of the Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Because of his encouragement to those in ministry, Dr. Wiersbe is often referred to as 'the pastor's pastor.' He has ministered in churches and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Central and South America, and Eur ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The "Be" Commentary Series (1 - 10 of 46 books)
  • Be Basic (Genesis 1-11): Believing the Simple Truth of God's Word
  • Be Obedient (Genesis 12-24): Learning the Secret of Living by Faith
  • Be Delivered (Exodus): Finding Freedom by Following God
  • Be Holy (Leviticus): Becoming "Set Apart" for God
  • Be Counted (Numbers): Living a Life That Counts for God
  • Be Equipped (Deuteronomy): Acquiring the Tools for Spiritual Success (The BE Series Commentary)
  • Be Strong (Joshua): Putting God's Power to Work in Your Life
  • Be Available (Judges): Accepting the Challenge to Confront the Enemy
  • Be Committed (Ruth & Esther): Doing God's Will Whatever the Cost (The BE Series Commentary)
  • Be Successful (1 Samuel): Attaining Wealth That Money Can't Buy

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