July 3, 2011

Review - Did Adam And Eve Really Exist? (C. John Collins)

To some Adam and Eve are merely a myth, told in variations in different cultures. To some Adam and Eve are as real as you and me. Focusing on the latter without neglecting the former C. John Collins confronts the reader with a fascinating question in his book Did Adam And Eve Really Exist?
Taking a look on the age-old question, this is definitely an intriguing read in which the author at the same time encourages critical thinking while putting an emphasis on the importance of Adam and Eve as a "real historical couple", consequently boosting the believers faith in the Bible. While I found it to be a fascinating topic (from my atheistic perspective), with a balanced view on the biblical story, as well as human uniqueness, and lastly science, I have to admit that the book proved to be a bit of a dry read. Don't let this discourage you from reading it though, because it is a very comprehensibly written work that will be especially of importance and of interest for the Christian reader, not only to make sense of the world with its notions of sin and a common origin, but equally to broaden the world view from the perspective of a believer in Christ.
Last but not least, this short book offers additional and deeper information in its appendices and bibliography for those who want to engage in further reading.
In short: A fascinating look at the traditional understanding of Adam and Eve!

3/5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley.com book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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