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The Bible Story by Arthur S. Maxwell
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it was ok
bookshelves: bible

This is the way to do a Bible, multiple books so that there's time to explore all the stories.
However, there are some quirky theological points here. Did Adam & Eve really think salvation would come in their life time? I don't know. And yes, we are awaiting Jesus' return, but he has already defeated Satan. His life, death and resurrection have already fulfilled the prophecy. Am I really awaiting the restoration of Eden or something much better?
His explanation of why God prefers Abel's sacrifice to Cain's: He explains it as blood needing to be spilled to expiate for sins. I was taught that Abel offered the "first fruits," the best he had to offer whereas Cain saved the best for himself and offered God the lesser of his crops.
Tricky business, this set. It is beautiful and long and slow-paced, a lovely walk through salvation history. But the "guide" is steeped in weird theology in this one.

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October 18, 2009 – Finished Reading
January 16, 2016 – Shelved as: bible
January 16, 2016 – Shelved

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Bryan Seaford I remember these fondly from my childhood, and am sharing them with the next generation. I do edit some sections as I read to correct doctrine to match my understanding.

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Gordon Please review your take on abel/cain and the reason christ /God accepted a 'sacrifice' that would honor what Christ would have to go through to save was not just that cain was a farmer and worked the crops and he gave what he had....they both were taught Gods ways from their parents...

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