New E-Book Coming Soon: “Genesis for Normal People.”

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

Now What?


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  • JonathanTomes

    I’m currently reading The Evolution of Adam alongside Did Adam Really Exist. An (seemingly) unrelated question came to mind while reading. The question came about when I noticed similar arguments being used for the Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic. Do you have any review type articles on this hermeneutic? Some of the similarities between this and your use of the incarnational model are striking. If you do, where are they, and if not, would you care to offer a passing critique? As far as The Evolution of Adam, it has been very engaging. Whether I’ll agree in the end, or not, it has pushed me into a more rigourous study of the Old Testament. Of less importance (but not to me), thank you for the effort put into the works prose. Hopefully a similar labor was done on this upcoming E-book! Should be interesting.