What is the point of the early chapters of Genesis? Genesis challenges the nations surrounding Israel to a different view of God and the world. It debunks 'myths' ancient and modern and provides the basis for a robust Christian world view through the prism of its specific literary and cultural context. Genesis is pregnant with challenges to both the ancient and the contemporary world. Here are the foundational themes of the Christian faith: God's mercy; human dignity and purpose; God's mission to heal the nations. Reclaiming Genesis will prove particularly useful to ministers, Bible students and those confronted with 'what about Genesis?' arguments.