Twelve discussion Bible studies suitable for small groups or individual use, that cover the whole of Genesis, with a biblical theological approach, based on the 1984 NIV. Each study takes approximately 1 hour for a small group or when used as individual study material. For larger groups, allow a longer time. The Bible passages may be read outside a group context (for 'homework') to save time when all together. Each chapter gives background, states the aims of the study, suggests ice-breakers, consists mainly of questions for groups discussion, has space for writing answers, identifies applications, and also has a range of possible answers to the questions.Suitable background reading would include 'According to Plan' by Graeme Goldsworthy, IVP, 1991 and "God's Big Picture' by Vaughan Roberts, IVP, 2003. There is also a reading list that includes commentaries on Genesis. Part I - 'The Way Down' covers Genesis chapters 1 to 11.Part II - 'The Way Up' covers Genesis chapter 12 to 50.This set of studies come from the author of 'Covenants for Evangelicals', also available from Amazon in Kindle format, black and white paperback, and full colour paperback with larger print. These studies were tested on the Ashford Congregational Church #1 Home Group (the best; thanks guys) back in 2008. Some were shocked at the content of Genesis We all heard God speaking through this part of his precious word, the Bible. Furthermore, we discovered how understanding Genesis is fundamental to understanding the whole Bible. The practical applications included in each study should benefit not only individual Christians, but churches, parents and whole families. Other authors cross-referenced include John Calvin, Dale Ralph Davis, Richard Coekin, William Dumbrell, A.W. Pink, Charles Darwin( ), C.L. Woolley (archaeologist), Ann Benton and Paul David Tripp. Enjoy, benefit and bless.PART I - THE WAY DOWN1. 1:1-2:3 God, Creation and Us2. 2:4-2:25 God Provides; Man Images3. 3:1-6:8 Sin, Death and Judgement4. 6:9-9-29 Noah: A Fresh Start5. 10:1-11:26 Nimrod, Humanism and God's SovereigntyPART II - THE WAY UP6. 12:1-14:24; Ch. 18,19 Abram and Lot7. 15:1-17:27; 18:1-15; Ch. 21:1-20 Abraham, Sarah and Ishmael8. 20; 21:22-34; 22:1-19; 23:1-20; 25:1-18 Abraham Tested: Threats to God's Promises9. 24; 25:19-27:40 Isaac, Jacob and Esau: God's Blessings and God's Sovereignty10. 27:41-35:15 Jacob: Blessed, Preserved, Chastised, Converted11. 35:16-45:24; 49:1-28; 50:15-21 Joseph: His Brothers, and God's Sovereignty12. 37:12-36; 45:25-50:26 Joseph, Jesus and the Resurrection.