Genesis is the first book
in the Old Testament section of the Bible.
The Book of Genesis
explains that God created a beautiful world (Genesis 1). But the first people
did not obey God (Genesis 3). Everyone suffers because of this.
Genesis is a history book.
It tells the life stories of many important people. For example: Adam and Eve;
Cain and Abel; Noah; Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob; and Joseph
and his brothers.
Jesus was born 1600 years
after the events at the end of Genesis. But even in the book of Genesis, God
promised that Jesus would come. See Genesis 3:15, Galatians 3:6-20, Hebrews 7
and Hebrews 11:1-22.