Serving as God’s introduction to Scripture, Genesis holds a significant place in the canon of Scripture. The events Genesis describes and the themes it develops set the stage for everything that comes after. Remove it, and we are immediately confused, completely at a loss to understand the direction God is going. It is clear, therefore, why this book (more than any other in the Bible) is the target of constant criticism and attack. Disprove its validity, and we are well on our way to the destruction of our faith. But Genesis still stands! In this overview, we want to get a grasp on what the book is saying, how it fits together, and where it leads us in the next scriptural scene.