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Who Told You That You Were Naked? by William Combs

A Refreshing Reexamination of the Garden of Eden

Genre: Non-Fiction
Publication Date: April 1, 2017
Rating: 3-star-review out of 5
OBC Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

This book has been reviewed for OnlineBookClub.

The review below is a shorter alternate version of my OBC one. If you’re curious, you can find my OBC review here: Who Told You That You Were Naked?

downloadIn this non-fiction text, retired Reverend William Combs takes his readers back to the Garden of Eden when Adam, Eve, and the infamous snake resided. He then shifts to other Biblical stories that speak about sin and tie it all back to the very first one.



This read first intrigued because I wanted a deeper look into the story of the Garden of Eden and learn perhaps a deeper perspective. I will be honest I’m not a big Bible reader. I’ve tried a few times to read a passage here and there, but I am in no way an expert.

With this in mind, I became a bit confused and lost within the numerous Biblical stories the author speaks about. For some reason, it was just hard to wrap my mind some of them and their connection to other another. Because of the confusion, my enjoyment was dampened unfortunately. 

The other aspect that I wish there was more of was connections to the author’s life. There were a few select stories that Combs reflected upon, but I wished there were more.

Overall, this non-fiction was well-written and clearly a lot of thought and time was put forth in order to write this book, but it was somewhat overwhelming for me.

Sure. To those who like a deeper look into the stories in the book of Genesis and the Bible.

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