Rather than the original text, this is a summary and expansion book--a form of efficiency that expands on Paul's topics. It is not meant to replace Paul's fine book.
Current Christian theologists turn to Genesis to tell the Faithful that a single all-powerful God, although judgmental, temperamental, and sometimes ruthless, created the universe. They lecture us about the sins of Adam and Eve and the origins of Humans.
Paul Wallis, an experienced clergyman, lecturer, and author, took a close look at the book of Genesis when he was laid flat on his back from an injury and could not preach for a while.
He came across such anomalies and contradictions that he concluded that was not reading the original versions of the famous stories.
His first task: Find the original narratives and clarify their suggestions about where we came from, who we came from, and who we are.
Playing explorer, resercher, clergyman, and detective, Paul Wallis in Escaping from Eden undercovers mindboggling secrets about Biblical texts. Their implications demand a rethinking of the Abrahamic religions and a new openness to alien contact, influence, and even creation. His conclusions will be as controversial as they are informative and as broad-scoped as the challenge to entire belief systems. It turns out that DNA likely originated off-planet by advanced alien genetic engineers and came here through space over four billion years ago. That civilization may be our “makers” and might have paid us a few, or many, visits to tweak us in the direction that they wanted. It looks like they encountered some competition along the way.
With such a book by Wallis, the entire universe and the origins of Humans come into an improved—but unsettling-- scientific and spiritual focus.