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Who told you that you were naked? by William E. Combs is an in-depth look into the even that took place in the book of genesis particularly they that took place at the garden of Eden. The book starts by first giving a short personalized narration of what happened at creation. He inserts a story on how it may have happened that the snake managed to convince Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit and share with Adam.
He narrates how the fall came about, the resultant punishment as well as how sin came about. He goes on to point out that sin was not in the act of Cain’s disobedience but in his demeanor on seeing his sacrifice rejected by God. The writer refers to sin’s position as; crouching at the door. The book further looks at the reason for the tree being there in the first place. It was there to see the level of trust and faith they held in God. The books cover is also of note as its attractive and gives support to the title of the book
This book poses some questions that help one analyze the occurrences at Eden. The book attempts to help one understand what happened at Eden in detail while guiding the reader on the implications. I give the book a rating of 3 out of 4 as it helped me look at the happenings in a new light. I would recommend the book to theologians and Christians.
The book is however not good for new believers as it would confuse them. This is because many of the stories narrated never actually occurred in that exact way but are used as means of assessing the reason behind certain acts and beliefs. After every chapter there are a set of study questions for discussion. These are very good study aids in that they help one assess their understanding of the chapter as well as address any lingering questions they may have.
One drawback in the book is that it is easy to come to believe the narratives that are in the book especially after the premises are supported by biblical verse. I truly enjoyed reading this book especially because it helped me see more that before in the back-story of the narrative. Some chapters however confused me making it difficult to follow such as chapter 7. Otherwise the book is well written and easy to understand and follow.
Who Told You That You Were Naked?
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