Nearly 90,000 books on Amazon deal with self-esteem and recent statistics report antidepressants are one of the top prescribed drugs in the USA, as more than 40 million Americans annually experience a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety.It’s not surprising that others might be looking for ways to find out why there is this apparent epidemic of sadness and disappointment.
Author Bill Combs isn’t surprised by these statistics because he believes deep down every person feels inadequate—what he calls naked. “Even if you clothe yourself with everything the world can offer in an attempt to be complete and fulfilled, you will always find circumstances that undercut your confidence, leaving you feeling vulnerable and naked,” Combs said.
By taking readers all the way back to the life of Adam and Eve in the garden, Combs explores this feeling of being incomplete and vulnerable and finds fresh ways of looking at who we are in his just-released book, Who Told You That You Were Naked? A Refreshing Reexamination of the Garden of Eden.
In this episode:
A new way to look at the story of The Garden of Eden.
When did God actually identify “sin”?
Was Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden actually a well-intended attempt at being closer to God?
What is “naked” from God’s perspective?
How caring for Miriam, his wife of 48 years during her illness and eventual death changed his life and his perspective of God. This becomes very personal and emotional; it may be the most import part of our talk. Bill specifically asked that we release this segment as is, with all of its raw emotion.
You can follow Bill at his website: whotoldyouthatyouwerenaked.biz