Genesis Unzipped

Christian - Non-Fiction
120 Pages
Reviewed on 04/17/2015
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Genesis Unzipped is a non-fiction religion and philosophy work written by Lucio Licciardello. The author presents the results of his research into the links between science, speculation and history, and the Book of Genesis. He shows parallels and correlations between the words of the bible and ancient history, focusing extensively on the Sumerians and their writing, culture and mythology. Licciardello also offers an explanation for stories of early visitors to this planet with his cosmic theories on how the planets in this solar system were formed, and the existence of Planet X and the godlike beings who inhabited this world. He also reconciles astrology and looking to the stars for guidance as fitting within the study and scope of his biblical research.

Lucio Licciardello's non-fiction Christian work, Genesis Unzipped, is a fascinating historical and speculative treatise that is sure to garner interest, appreciation and sometimes outrage, depending on the reader's tastes and beliefs. I enjoyed following the author's trek through ancient history and loved the photographs and exhibits he includes within his text. I wasn't sure what to expect when I began the book and had thought that it would be yet another creationist work, but soon found it was something else entirely. Genesis Unzipped is one man's original and sometimes earnest attempt to make sense of the more elusive passages of the bible. Even the opening passages about the first seven days of creation are examined through the lens of this perceptive, intuitive and intensely curious author. There are also some sly glimpses of humor, as evidenced in his explanation for the disappearance of Adam's first wife, Lilith. I enjoyed Genesis Unzipped and will be looking at some of the works listed in his bibliography. This provocative and well-researched book is highly recommended.

Suzanne Cowles

Genesis Unzipped by Lucio Licciardello is an interesting take on modern questions about Man’s creation and Earth’s beginnings in the Universe. Using homegrown theories about the Book of Genesis and personal research, Licciardello explains his opinions on speculative theory, the origin of homo sapiens, Sumerian legends, the Babylonians, ancient aliens, Earth’s history, the Bible, and Greek mythology. The colorful book is interlaced with artwork, pictures, and artifacts that lend substance to the text. In twelve illuminating chapters, an engraver by trade crafts a semi-fictitious story to recount the existence of Man. Born on Planet X, 600 colonists flee on a quest for gold; the Zodiac links up with climate change; and Satan contrasts the bits and pieces of a wild divergent ride in an easy and quick read.

This is definitely a new way of looking at our past, though I would caution against the expectation that this is an academic thesis written by a scholar. While there are a few references to modern science, many of the connecting dots are hypothetical in nature, such as using a television documentary as a credible source for research, although Licciardello has a talent for tentative weaving of details into a cohesive mix to add drama to an entertaining account of Creation. If you can digest the Age of Aquarius, Earth being an ejected piece of the Sun, and Old Testament parables about Canaanites wrapped into a neat package, then Genesis Unzipped by Lucio Licciardello will delight and warm the heart with retro fashion and flair.

Stephen Fisher

Genesis Unzipped by Lucio Licciardello is a speculative theory on the creation of not only the Earth and its inhabitants, but also our solar system. Lucio Licciardello uses the fruits of his personal research, mixing modern day science with biblical scriptures, to account for his theories on how the human race came to be.

Evolution versus creation? Hmm… If you believe in creation, then evolution doesn’t work; if you believe in evolution, neither does creation - hence the battle. A planet that is either millions and millions of years old, or just 6000 years old. Mr. Licciardello speculates that a combination of both theories is where our origins begin. His research delves into the ancient civilizations of Sumeria and Babylon, using photos of statues, buildings, and ancient printing techniques that date back to before the Great Flood.

Being a advocate of the science of creation, I found that Genesis Unzipped put some new perspectives on our origins. I also agree with Mr. Licciardello’s findings that there are more than one god; that there were giants, and that the sons of gods mated with the daughters of men. When he combines the two theories is where he surmises that the earth is millions of years old, but the missing link of apes to homo sapiens is where the gods lent a hand in procreation. Lucio’s research is well documented to give him support, but what of his speculative theory of the zodiac, Planet X, and how the mining of gold played a big part in the gods’ lives on Earth? Fact, or speculative fiction? You decide. Is Genesis Unzipped the fruit of knowledge?