Anybody can travel with the herd. It takes faith to be yourself and resist the forces that want to make you conform to the thoughtless crowd around us. In this study of Genesis 25-50, you will meet three unique men (and some unusual women) who dared to be authentic: Isaac, whose quiet life made a difference in history. Jacob, who had his ups and downs but ended up a prince. Joseph, who suffered unjustly but was given a throne. These familiar Bible characters and their stories take on new meaning as you see God making them into authentic people who accomplish His will in this world. They will teach you how to live with people who make your life miserable, why families fall apart, how to make new beginnings when you've failed, what to do when your dreams become nightmares and how to enrich the next generation with your faith. A personal and group study is included. Unless noted in certain areas, this commentary is based on the NIV.