Genesis for Normal People (Study Guide Edition): A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible

Genesis for Normal People (Study Guide Edition): A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible

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by Peter Enns, Jared Byas
     
 

Given the fever-pitched controversies about evolution, Adam and Eve, and scientific evidence for the Flood, the average person might feel intimidated by the book of Genesis. But behind the heady debates is a terrific story—one that anyone can understand, and one that has gripped people for ages.

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Given the fever-pitched controversies about evolution, Adam and Eve, and scientific evidence for the Flood, the average person might feel intimidated by the book of Genesis. But behind the heady debates is a terrific story—one that anyone can understand, and one that has gripped people for ages.

If you are not a Bible scholar but want to be able to read Genesis and understand its big picture, this brief, witty book is the guide you've been waiting for. Clear summaries and thought-provoking questions provide direction for personal reflection and group discussion.

Peter Enns, a Biblical Studies professor, and Jared Byas, an Old Testament professor, summarize Genesis' key themes and help us see the book as an ancient story, one with continued relevance for human experience today. "Genesis for Normal People" illuminates the characters that fill the book of Genesis, causing us to resonate with their choices and struggles even as we marvel at their distant world. And that's what you'll find here—not scientific proof texts or simple moral tales, but a distant world made available, and a story that is often strange, sometimes dangerous, and always filled with rich possibilities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014538091
Publisher:
Patheos Press
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,335,212
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) teaches Biblical Studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has also taught courses at several institutions, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He his books include Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament and The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins. Peter blogs at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/. He and his wife live in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and have three grown children.

Jared Byas, M.A., teaches courses in both ethics and the Old Testament at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He spent several years as a teaching pastor in the Philadelphia area and currently writes on Christianity and culture in various publications, including http://jbyas.com. He lives in Phoenix with his wife and three kids.

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