I promised to tell you why I chose these ten books to take with me to evangelise a desert island’s savage tribe. First up is Genesis.
What’s the book about?
Genesis means “Origin” or “Beginning”. It chronicles how God made the world, how human beings managed to mess it up and how God chose the nation of Israel as a means to save the world from sin
Why did I choose this book?
This book lays down the foundations that are essential for the whole Bible:
- God exists.
- He’s in charge.
- We are rebels against him.
- He will punish us for that.
- We cannot save ourselves.
- God is going to save us.
- God’s plan to save is via a special person.
- God’s plan to save is via the people of Israel.
I’d advise all looking into the faith that this is one of the books you need to read (though not necessarily the first) and it’s definitely a must for believers to understand.