The Characters of Creation

The Men, Women, Creatures, and Serpent Present at the Beginning of the World

Fresh Insights Into the Creation Story

Most Christians are familiar with the opening words of Genesis: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

But push beyond those iconic words, and sometimes the details get a little hazy. And strange. God walked around in a garden? Eve was made from Adam’s rib? A talking serpent? And what the in the world were the “Nephilim”?

In The Characters of Creation, Daniel Darling re-introduces readers to the story they thought they knew. He explains the Bible’s story of how we got here and how things got messed up, and gives fresh insights into the first people in God’s unfolding plan of redemption—from Adam and Eve, The Serpent, Cain and Abel, and Noah.

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“What we believe about origins necessarily influences everything else we believe. The Bible gives us the true story of how we all got here, and in The Characters of Creation Dan Darling does a great job of explaining that story and reminding us why it matters. Like his previous books in this series, Dan focuses on the characters—the people—who were key participants in the story of creation. In so doing, he helps us to better focus attention on the Main Character: the One who created all things and who will one day finish His work of re-creation, to the eternal praise of His glory.”

Nathan A. Finn
Provost and Dean of the University Faculty, North Greenville University

“There are big questions that everyone has to answer: Where am I from? Where am I going? What’s wrong with the world? What’s the solution? All of these big questions are answered in the early chapters of Genesis. That is why I am really excited about The Characters of Creation and Dan Darling’s fresh perspective on the origin story. Read this book and learn how the stories of the earliest people to inhabit the world connect with the story of your life.”

Jonathan Akin
Vice President for Church Relations and Campus Ministries at Carson-Newman University

“As always, Daniel Darling masterfully unpacks the beauty inherent in Scripture and helps readers dig deeper into important people, places, and narratives—stories that can sometimes become clouded, overlooked, and misunderstood. In The Characters of Creation, he helps us better comprehend Adam, Eve, Noah, and the beginnings of human history. This is a must-read book for anyone who seeks to explore and better connect with the people at the forefront of human history—and with the Lord.”

Billy Hallowell
Digital Host/Journalist, CBN News

“Reading a Dan Darling book is like having a long conversation with a friend. A very bright, serious-minded, and sometimes quirky friend. I love Dan’s special insights into God’s Word and the gospel. This book takes you back to the beginning of everything and sheds new light on the people—some you’ve heard of, others you haven’t—and all that happened to them back there. Get ready for a unique, enlightening, and really sweet experience.”

Robert Wolgemuth
Bestselling Author

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