Joseph Paperback

A Story of Love, Hate, Slavery, Power, and Forgiveness

by John Lennox

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Taking you beyond the Sunday School reading of Joseph's story, John Lennox explores the themes and messages that resonate with faith today.  

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  • Want to better understand the story of Joseph?
  • John Lennox takes an insightful dive into the themes of the story
  • A great refresher on the last message of the life of Jospeph
The life of Joseph detailed in the book of Genesis is a story of love, hate, slavery, power, and forgiveness. Although written millennia ago, it has immensely valuable lessons for Christians today. Scholar John Lennox emphasizes the major themes in the Joseph narrative--such as God's sovereignty, suffering, temptation, forgiveness, and faith--and applies them to readers at a personal level. This detailed look at Joseph's life will invite readers into a deeper trust of God in the face of suffering and hardship.

Joseph by John Lennox was published by Crossway Books in March 2019 and is our 5373rd best seller. The ISBN for Joseph is 9781433562938.

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Part 1: The Broader Context in Genesis

  1. The Structure of Genesis
  2. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  3. Isaac and His Sons
  4. Jacob and Family Return to the Promised Land; Meeting God and Esau
  5. Jacob in Shechem; the Violation of Dinah

Part 2: Joseph, His Father, and His Brothers

  1. Preliminary Considerations
  2. The Genesis of Hatred
  3. The Brothers’ Revenge
  4. Judah’s Family Life
  5. An Introduction to Egypt
  6. Joseph in the House of Potiphar
  7. Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife
  8. Joseph in Prison
  9. Joseph’s Rise to Power
  10. The Path of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Act 1
  11. The Nature of Forgiveness
  12. The Path of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Act 2
  13. The Path of Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Act 3
  14. Israel Comes To Egypt
  15. The Last Days of Israel and Joseph

Appendix 1: Major Divisions of Ancient Egyptian History
General Index
Scripture Index


“Deep, rich, and nourishing—Joseph is vintage Lennox. He has the rare gift of opening life as well as the biblical text, so that we come away understanding God’s ways more clearly and trusting him more fully.” - Os Guinness, author, The Call

“I thought I really knew the story of Joseph—but was thrilled by the fact that in chapter after chapter, there were so many fresh insights. If you don’t believe me, just turn to the chapter on Joseph and Potiphar’s wife. John Lennox has written a riveting commentary on one of the timeless characters of the Bible.” - Rico Tice, Senior Minister (Evangelism), All Souls Church, London

“You may think this story is familiar, but again and again Lennox brings forth new gems in this expert guide through Joseph’s dysfunctional family history. Despite the depth of tragedy, God brought hope.” - Peter J. Williams, Principal, Tyndale House, Cambridge; author, Can We Trust the Gospels?

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Details for Joseph

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCrossway Books (March 2019)
Number of Pages240
Thickness16 mm
Height216 mm
Width139 mm
Product Code4728220
Page last updated 2nd April 2019
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