Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Eve by WM. Paul Young September 17, 2015

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:08 pm
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The Shack shattered our limited perceptions about God. Eve will destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves.

From the author of the 25-million copy bestseller The Shack comes a captivating new novel destined to be one of the most important and talked-about books of the decade.

When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside—broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean…

No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her “daughter,” and invites her to witness the truth about her story—indeed, the truth about us all.

Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we’re made. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.

Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does—complete, unique, and not constrained to cultural rules or limitations.

Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.

My thoughts:

I know a lot of people took issue with The Shack and even though I didn’t agree with everything in the book I found it very interesting and deeply moving.

When I saw WM. has come out with a new book, Eve, I had to read it to see what he came up with this time.

The first couple of chapters I really wasn’t sure if I would finish the book. My mind seemed to have no place to land and I couldn’t get a hold of the story. But I pressed on.

I am so glad I did.

This book touches such a deep place in the heart of man and why we have turned away from our one true love.

Lilly is a tough cookie, but she is so broken like all of us until she sees the beauty that is awaiting her. And she learns to trust. This is key.

My words really can’t do justice to this book. It goes far beyond a review, it has moved my heart and I am still pondering the words I read.

With that being said, there were some things in the book that made me go, “Not sure I think that really happened.” But it is fiction and should be read as such. Also, there was at least one “D” word in there and I am pretty sure Lilly used the Lord’s name in vain. So I wanted to give you a heads up on that.

But if you want a different and deeper understanding of the heart of man and woman from the beginning I believe you will find it within these pages. Soul-achingly beautiful.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through in exchange for an honest review.