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Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is not only outdated but irrelevant, irrational, and even immoral.
This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, demonstrates clearly and powerfully that the opposite is true. The Bible remains profoundly relevant—both to the great issues of our day and to each individual life. It is the greatest moral guide and source of wisdom ever written.
Do you doubt the existence of God because you think believing in God is irrational? This book will give you many reasons to rethink your doubts. Do you think faith and science are in conflict? You won’t after reading this commentary on Genesis. Do you come from a dysfunctional family? It may comfort you to know that every family discussed in Genesis was highly dysfunctional!
The title of this commentary is “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dennis Prager’s words, “If something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.”
The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible—whose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered—to people of every faith and no faith at all. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you personally. His goal: to change your mind—and, as a result, to change your life.
Dennis Prager is a bestselling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host. A noted thinker who is equally at home in the secular and religious worlds, he taught the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (the Torah) verse by verse from the Hebrew for more than twenty-five years at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He is the author of many books including The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code, Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual, and Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph, and is the co-founder of Prager University. He resides in Sherman Oaks, California.