(PUBKnopf)The author of the best-selling A History of God vividly conveys the gist of each major tale in Genesis, commenting brilliantly on the literary and psychological aspects, and how modern readers react to the behavior of the "first family" of Judaism. While not strictly a commentary, it is learned and lively. 195 pages, softcover.
"KAREN ARMSTRONG IS A GENIUS."
--A. N. Wilson
As the foundation stone of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, The Book of Genesis unfolds some of the most arresting stories of world literature--the Creation; Adam and Eve; Cain and Abel; the sacrifice of Isaac. Yet the meaning of Genesis remains enigmatic. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller A History of God, brilliantly illuminates the mysteries and profundities of this mystifying work.
"A lyrical chronicle of one woman's wrestling with Genesis that can serve as a guide to others . . . As notable for its scholarship as it is for its honesty and vulnerability."
"Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic."
--The New York Times Book Review