Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Original Sinners: Why Genesis Still Matters by John R. Coats Review & Giveaway

In this vivid, original interpretation of Genesis, former Episcopal priest John R. Coats takes readers on a journey through the ancient text, inviting them to see its characters in a new light, not as religious icons, but as people whose day-to-day concerns, tirumps, and failures are like our own.

I love watching the History channel.  On occasion, ok many occasions, they have bibilical stories re-enacted and I am always enthralled when I watch it.  Those people are just like us - the same hopes, dreams, and fears.  It's a bit harder to understand that connection when reading the bible because of the way it is written.  Of course, that is just my own personal opinion.

I need something to relate to.  John Coats does that in Original Sinners.  He takes the book of Genesis, it's characters and messages and brings them to THIS day.  He uses stories from his own life to parable that in the book so  that you can use that message to relate to YOUR life. 

Sure, it's religion, but it's not All about the religion.  It's about humanity, and choices and life.  Mr. Coats writes in a seamless manner, that is easy to relate to and understand.  Insightful and touching, Original Sinners is not to be missed.

Thanks to the great folks at FSB Associates, I have two copies to giveaway!


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1 comment:

The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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