We have all heard of Eve, the very first woman who was created in God’s own image. She lived in a beautiful garden, the Garden of Eden, and she was married to the first man, Adam.
Of course you do.
But have you thought of the challenges she faced?
√ as a woman without friends
√ a mother who was never a child
√ a wife to the only man alive
√ a parent who had never seen a baby?
You will read about all these challenges and a whole lot more in
Why read this book?
She lived a perfect life in an idyllic setting. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long.
Join Shirley Corder as she draws Eve out of the shadow of the garden and shows her as a real flesh-and-blood woman.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by your situation, or faced seemingly impossible challenges, you will identify with this woman who had no mother, sister or female friend.
What format is it written in?
Written in creative non-fiction, the story stays close to the biblical narrative, but Shirley brings it alive in a way that will encourage you and give you some chuckles.
Reflections after each short chapter will enable you to walk in Eve’s bare feet as you apply the words you have just read to your own life.
How to read this book
There are two ways you can use this book. You can read it through as a story, pausing at the reflections as you go. Or you may choose to use it with friends or an established Bible Study group. You could assign several chapters to be read over the following week, possibly as daily readings. You could then get together once a week to share your own reflections and compare notes.
The Scripture readings are very short, sometimes only a section of a verse. There is often so much information packed into one verse of Scripture. On a few occasions, you may even have the same reading for consecutive chapters.
Feel free to read the passage surrounding the quoted verse, although these may not be relevant to the chapter you are reading. The reflections often offer further passages in order to give you background to the passage. I pray you will enjoy getting to know Eve as she steps out of the shadow of The Garden of Eden as a real flesh-and-blood woman.
Excerpt from Chapter 2:
God’s latest creation stretched, blinked her eyes and squinted at the sheet of blue hovering overhead. “That’s so beautiful!”
“What?” came a voice much deeper than hers. “You mean the sky? It’s always that color.”
The woman’s eyes focused on the face that now appeared above her. “Oh. What…? Who…?”
The figure rose to his feet and stretched out his hand. “Let me help you up. I’m Adam, the first man, created in God’s image.”
“Am I also Adam?”
“No. I’m going to call you Woman, because you were taken out of me. You are bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.”
The woman examined the man closely then looked down at her own body. There were similarities, but there were also differences. “Are we both made in God’s image? Or only you?”
“We both are,” Adam assured her. “God said it wasn’t good for me to be alone, and then He made you. He took you out of my side.”
“Whose side did you come from?”
To see how Adam answers, read the book. Available only as an ebook at this stage.
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