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Flawed Families of the Bible: How God's Grace Works through Imperfect Relationships
Garland, David†E. and Diana†R. Garland

Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2007 pp. 235. $19.99


Description: Take a close look at family life in the Old Testament and you will find the same dysfunctions that plague families today--betrayal, jealousy, physical and emotional violence, infidelity, and mean-spiritedness. In Flawed Families of the Bible, David Garland and Diana Garland offer an honest and careful reading of scripture, showing that the families of the Bible were not so different from imperfect families today. Even so, God worked through those imperfections to reveal hope and grace to families then, just as he does today.

Subjects: Bible, Literature

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Review by Jason B. Hood
Published 12/15/2007
Citation: Jason B. Hood, review of David E. Garland and Diana R. Garland, Flawed Families of the Bible: How God's Grace Works through Imperfect Relationships, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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