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What i didn't realize was that it would also be engaging and poignant and really funny as well.
John Coats offers a thoughtful, humorous, and human commentary on the "characters" presented in The Book of Genesis.
Disclosure: I read about this book in a blog and was lucky enough to obtain a copy to read and review.
This book unearths the lesson about human nature and presents them to a general secular audience. Genesis is brilliant and everyone could learn the lesson of Genesis. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Todd Carlsen
If the stories of Genesis don't speak to you, it might because you have not read Coats on Genesis. His interpretations dust off these characters to reveal personal struggles that... Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by Amy Jenkins
I have not had the opportunity to read at length, yet what I have read and learned, is quite interesting.Published on April 28, 2011 by Rafael
John R. Coats doesn't necessarily believe in a historical Garden of Eden but he still believes the Book of Genesis is as relevant today as it ever was. Read morePublished on April 25, 2011 by Blair Dee Hodges
I gave this book to a rather religious friend who didn't actually read the book, but "skimmed the first couple of chapters" before proclaiming that the book was heresy and further... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Jberry
Original Sinners, by John R. Coats, is subtitled Why Genesis Really Matters. With my love for faith, the Bible and science, I simply had to read it. Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by Sheila Deeth
John Coats has done all thinking Jews and Christians a favor. He brings the characters in the Genesis story more to life than they are in scripture, especially "flat" characters... Read morePublished on September 30, 2010 by Loyd Kinnett