In our new series, “Building Blocks for Life,” we began at the beginning, with Genesis, the book of beginnings. This first book of the Bible records the beginnings of the universe, humanity, marriage, the family, the 7-day week, work, rest, sin, and redemption. It also introduces the patriarchs whose lives shaped ancient biblical history. In its story form, Genesis answers the big questions of life: “Who is God? Who am I? What is my purpose? What’s wrong with the world? What’s wrong with me? Why do we all have to die? Is there any hope for me?