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This is a great little overview of the book of Genesis for anyone from pastors to, as the title says, normal people Rather then getting sidetracked by questions of science and evolution, the authors put Genesis in its ancient context seeing it as the beginning of the story of Israel Thus, Adam the first Israelite is faced with the same choices later Israel had This ancient context also puts in focus the Babylonian exile, with Genesis 1 taking swipes at Babylonian religion You worship the This is a great little overview of the book of Genesis for anyone from pastors to, as the title says, normal people Rather then getting sidetracked by questions of science and evolution, the authors put Genesis in its ancient context seeing it as the beginning of the story of Israel Thus, Adam the first Israelite is faced with the same choices later Israel had This ancient context also puts in focus the Babylonian exile, with Genesis 1 taking swipes at Babylonian religion You worship the sun, moon and stars Our God invented those and is greater then them, take that It is a good little book which will frustrate those who see the Bible as completely opposed to evolution Such readers will see the authors as skirting such questions and giving up too much But to other readers, it will offer welcome answers that make sense of how the Bible does and does not relate to modern science This is a thought provoking overview of the book of Genesis with the understanding that it was written for an ancient people, that it was most likely written during or after the Babylonian exile, and that it is inspired and meant to provide hope for the Jewish nation Peter Enns is a man of faith who has asked many of the same questions I have I am hopeful that our small group will use this book and the first book of the Bible for one of our studies in the near future Enns points out many simi This is a thought provoking overview of the book of Genesis with the understanding that it was written for an ancient people, that it was most likely written during or after the Babylonian exile, and that it is inspired and meant to provide hope for the Jewish nation Peter Enns is a man of faith who has asked many of the same questions I have I am hopeful that our small group will use this book and the first book of the Bible for one of our studies in the near future Enns points out many similarities between the stories in Genesis, which simplified and sharpened my understandings This book is just what the title says it is an easy to read, non technical commentary on Genesis Since it is not a technical work, the authors present their own interpretation and do not spend a lot of time analyzing other views It is a well written and concise explanation of their view the writing was excellent This interpretation, which centers on Genesis being compiled into the book it is now during the Babylonian captivity and speaking primarily to the Jewish people of that time, is i This book is just what the title says it is an easy to read, non technical commentary on Genesis Since it is not a technical work, the authors present their own interpretation and do not spend a lot of time analyzing other views It is a well written and concise explanation of their view the writing was excellent This interpretation, which centers on Genesis being compiled into the book it is now during the Babylonian captivity and speaking primarily to the Jewish people of that time, is interesting but I did not find it compelling Described by the publisher as A Brief, Witty Guide to the Book of Genesis, this book really was fun to read In their usual style, Enns and Byas discuss serious scholarly content in colloquial language, as in their popular podcast series, The Bible for Normal People In this first book of a series by the same name, they guide us through Israel s ancient narrative in its ancient cultural setting, as it would have been understood at the time of its telling and eventual writing, around the time Described by the publisher as A Brief, Witty Guide to the Book of Genesis, this book really was fun to read In their usual style, Enns and Byas discuss serious scholarly content in colloquial language, as in their popular podcast series, The Bible for Normal People In this first book of a series by the same name, they guide us through Israel s ancient narrative in its ancient cultural setting, as it would have been understood at the time of its telling and eventual writing, around the time of their return from captivity in Babylon In so doing they unlock meaning and purpose behind the strange but familiar stories we heard as children, which are decidedly not children s stories This small book includes a discussion guide with notes for group leaders From respected reviewers It is imaginative in its articulation of a book that might otherwise be off putting The convergence of accessibility, gentleness, and imagination make this a very fine read Walter Brueggemann The authors manage to simplify without dumbing down, challenge without confusing, and dig for deep truths without compromising their intellectual integrity A must read for anyone who cares enough about the Bible to read and understand it on its own terms Rachel Held Evans I really enjoyed this book it was a refreshing look at Genesis. Not exactly what I expected, but actually helped me zoom out even further to see Genesis for what it is an ancient story written to ancient readers That lens is so so helpful and makes it evenbeautiful when reading Scripture The actual writing of this book is sort of all over the place and a bit hard to follow, but ultimately a quick read and has some great larger concepts to grasp on to and take with you. .Read Book ☪ Genesis for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible ⚕ 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 agesIf 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 possibilitiesTable of Contents Chapter One The Genesis of GenesisChapter Two Genesis from , FeetChapter Three GenesisYahweh Is BetterChapter Four Genesis Adam Is IsraelChapter Five Genesis Cain Is a FoolChapter Six GenesisEveryone Is AnnihilatedChapter Seven Genesis Babylon Is EvilChapter Eight Genesis Abraham Is ChosenChapter Nine Genesis Isaac Is the Father of IsraelChapter Ten Genesis Jacob Is Israel Literally Chapter Eleven Genesis Israel Is SavedConclusion Now What Guide for Group Discussions Loved the humor and outlook and help in understanding the Bible s book of genesis If there is anyone struggling with the stories of creation this is a great place to go. A very accessible book that does a great job explaining Genesis It is good starting place for people who want to understand Genesis. I love Pete and Jared but just couldn t get into this book Love the material but it was a little jumble and I found myself enjoying the podcast regarding it way.