Jared Byas and I have just finished work on an e-book, Genesis for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible.
It is being published by Patheos Press and should be out in a few weeks. I will update as soon as I hear more.
The book is geared toward those with little background in reading Genesis or the Bible. Our focus is guiding readers to look at Genesis through ancient eyes, and so to ask ancient questions of the story–the questions Genesis is prepared to answer.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Genesis of Genesis
Chapter Two: Genesis from 30,000 Feet
Chapter Three: Genesis 1: Yahweh Is Better
Chapter Four: Genesis 2–4: Adam Is Israel
Chapter Five: Genesis 4–5: Cain Is a Fool
Chapter Six: Genesis 6–9: Everyone Drowns
Chapter Eight: Genesis 12–22: Abraham Is Chosen
Chapter Nine: Genesis 23–25: Isaac Is the Father of Israel
Chapter Ten: Genesis 25–35: Jacob Is Israel (literally this time)
Chapter Eleven: Genesis 36–50: Israel Is Saved