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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Mott Media; 1ST edition (July 2, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940319071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940319073
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Ruth Beechick is author or editor of more than 100 manuals, workbooks and other items for Bible learning, as well as several books on education topics. She is a former teacher and professor of education, and is known for her talent in making complex topics clear and understandable. "Adam and His Kin" continues in that tradition.

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It's very thought provoking and if you read Nat.
LORI OUTWATER
So, all said and done, while I wanted to like this book and still think the idea is a sound one, this particular book does not execute the idea well.
Batfan7
It was confusing to them and to me to try to explain to them what parts of the book are true, and what parts are the authors imagination.
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83 of 89 people found the following review helpful By LORI OUTWATER on January 10, 2000
I've read this book several times since it first came out. I've given 2 dozen as gifts and will give more as it is easy to read/comprehend. I think it should be required reading by every 6-12th grader in every school to try and balance the incessant/overwhelming dumbing down of our kids as relates to 'REAL' scientific inquirey and the foundational knowledge upon which our republic and civilization rests. You won't find this in public or school libraries because of the 'censorship' that goes on, and not by right-wingers, so you must get this in your own library. It's very thought provoking and if you read Nat. Geographic, etc. the known technology and many artifacts from past eras take on a whole new meaning.
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62 of 67 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 1999
"Adam and His Kin" by Ruth Beechick has given me a new look at ancient history. Where many historians think that it took man thousands or even millions of years to invent musical instruments or develop the ability to smelt metals, "Adam and His Kin" shows how men did these things in less than 1000 years after he was created.
Where much of "Adam and His Kin" is imaginary and supposition, it is biblically based. It showed me that Adam, Seth, and Noah could have kept their own written records. They did not need to depend on oral tradition to pass important historical information from father to son. It radically changed my interpretation of the book of Genesis.
This book stimulates the intelect of an adult and yet keeps the attention of a child. My 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son have enjoyed listening to this book.
Despite the fact that one person I asked did not care for this book I was convinced to buy it because it came so highly recommended by several home school curriculums. I have also read other books by Ruth Beechick and highly recommend them. These include "You Can Succesfully Teach Your Child," "The 3 R's," and "Home School Wars and Other Writings." Ruth Beechick is a very interesting and understandable writer.
Beverly S., a home schooling mom in Maryland
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By R. C. Luther on July 2, 2004
WOW! There were a lot of ideas in this book that I already had, and a few that were new to me, but the way that Ms. Beechick weaved together the Biblical account with history and made it easily readable was just amazing. I've read many books on this time period. Most of them are very scholarly, which definitely has it's place, but this was a quick, light, fun read, that was still jam-packed with lots of info. She also includes a great bibliography, so I can't wait to start researching more.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By godsend08 on November 5, 2004
The book reads like a narrative, starting with Adam and Eve in the Garden, ending with Abram leaving Ur. It was a refreshing way to read the unfolding of Adam, Eve, Abel, Cain, along with Noah and his son's lives. The author spices things up by inserting what she believes these people felt and thought.

" You won't die, " the serpent said. "God knows that when you eat the fruit your eyes will be opened and you will be as gods, knowing good and evil." The woman contemplated the tree. Its fruit looked pleasant and good to eat. Would it really mak her wise like God, knowing good and evil? She stepped in for a closer look. Then she picked a fruit. Turning it around in her hand, it seemed a small matter if she should taste it. Just one little bite. And so she did. At that moment, the spirit within her died. Its radiance faded, and she stood beside the tree feeling helpless and naked. The serpent quickly disappeared. He was not going to hlep her. "That deciever!" she exlaimed. She did know evil. That much of the serpent's words came true. And how terrible it was! Evil was inside her. Coul she throw asay the fruit? Could she cough up the bite and spit it out? Could she undo her act in any way? No, it was done. She couldn't restore her innocence. Adam must eat the fruit too. He must not leave her alone in this condition. Frightened and distraught, she ran to Adam, the remains fo the fruit still in her hand. Seein her pitiful state, Adam needed no explanation. Her confused words, her crying, her begging tore at his heart.

Though not EXACTLY what may have happened, it's not impossible something to this magnitude did occur. With Cain and Abel, Ruth Beechick writes:

As he shouted at his brother, a terrible idea came into his mind. "Come into my filed," he said.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By MERCY & ME on November 6, 2011
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I bought this book because it got really good reviews with the majority of people stating that it made the Bible more understandable, almost like a novel. I have been reading through some really heavy tomes about the Bible lately and thought a light read might be fun.
For me, it was not. The author states that she taught Sunday School for children and that she has taken the things she taught and woven them into stories which may have been true, but are really things she has just made up to make the Bible Stories more readable.
She described God creating the world and her description is nothing like I have ever been taught, studied as theory, or even thought about. It sounded and read like a description given to a five year old.
So, I went on though the creation including plants, animals, and Adam and Eve. Somehow she missed the part about Eve being created from Adam's Rib, which is crucial to the understanding and follow through of the theology present throughout the rest of the Bible.
She described Adam (who brought Eve into it for some reason) naming the animals and conversing with them. I do not see how Adam named those animals, let alone subdued them,(no explanation given on the crucial issue of why he might Need to subdue them), slowly and ponderously. Throughout the discussion, Adam sounded, not like a man created in God's image, but like a poor guy who could hardly get through the day. It sounded as though this entry was written for a 10 year old and Adam just did not sound too bright.
Next, we come to the Temptation by the Serpent (snake). The author got mixed up on the trees involved: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life.
Adam and Eve did fall and were banned from the garden.
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