First of all this book is incredibly dry and boring. Secondly, if you are not familiar with the Bible it may be a stumbling block for you. This book focuses more on the unbiblical stuff than on the Biblical stuff. You're better off just reading your Bible.
God punished the children of Israel when they mixed pagan religion with true worship of God. This book takes God's word and adds so much extra biblical information that God's word is twisted to fit the author's own imagination. This book is NOT good reading for anyone, let alone children who are still being taught in school. The world is full of false beliefs concerning what the Bible teaches. We don't need any more.
Fascinating book. The timeline is incredible, especially when you see that Adam and the other patriarchs lived almost to the time of the Flood... Adam was still around when Noah's father was born! It brings the Bible stories to life and makes you feel like you know these people. It wasn't really so very long ago, in the overall scheme of things...
Wonderful read aloud or read alone book - really gave depth to the biblical stories we know so well. Book flows well, reads well, and the central theme revolves around "the promised seed" - a parallel to the first book of the bible. Well worth the read!
I used this book along with Beechick's Genesis: Finding Our Roots in our Biblical History class. Both were excellent! It was a lot of reading to squeeze into the two weeks we spent studying Creation-Noah but I was so glad we did it! The rewards were great for my middle-high school students! These books together sparked so many questions and a lot of discussion! Many thanks to the author!