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Now Karen Armstrong offers a companion book for those who read her compelling, best-selling A History of God. In the Beginning is a provocative new look at the great stories of the Book of Genesis, a commentary on their meaning both historically and in our time. In the Beginning includes both the text of the Book of Genesis (from the Jerusalem Bible) and Armstrong's extended essay on it. With In the Beginning, Armstrong offers readers an opportunity to discover new meanings in an age-old text even as she gives them insight into its rich past.
“A lyrical chronicle of one woman’s wrestling with Genesis that can serve as a guide to other....As notable for its scholarship as it is for its honesty
and vulnerability.” –Publishers Weekly
“Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic.” –The New York Times Book Review