Eve’s Story: More Than Just The One Who Ate The Fruit

ArynFaith, Christian Nonfiction8 Comments

Forever Loved, Eve’s Story is one book I won’t soon forget. I am a big fan of Biblical Fiction as you probably already know, and this one having a definite devotional feel to it makes it even better.

Thank you, Celebrate Lit, for the opportunity to read this book. Helping me reframe my thoughts and understanding with fresh perspective.

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What Can We Learn From Eve in the Bible?

Well, first things first. Before we think through “What can we learn from Eve in the Bible?” we really need to discuss a little of what needs to be UNLEARNED.

In many circles, because Eve ate the fruit first, she’s thought to bear the blame for sin entering the world, and is shamed and looked down on. I have a couple of things to say about that.

First, something my pastor says frequently:

Suppose she hadn’t fallen for satan’s plot. Just suppose we’d made it all the way through until today without sin. One of us would have been the ones to mess it all up, right?

Paraphrased

And second. Something discussed in a number of sources I’ve seen recently:

Eve’s story is one of a woman deceived. She was tricked. Adam watched, then ate. If you read the account in Genesis, and then flip to Romans 5, It says “through one man sin entered the world…from Adam to Moses sin ruled…”

Eve doesn’t bear the blame for everything going wrong, nor do we, her daughters.

Women are no worse than men, and no better. I’m not bashing Adam, or building Eve up to be a paragon of virtue. Just wanted to make the point that All have sinned, Romans 3.23, and All can be forgiven if they believe in Jesus, John 3:16.

Learning From Eve In The Bible

Eve holds a pretty awesome position. First woman, first wife and mother, first human satan targeted.

She was deceived, and she ate the fruit. But that didn’t surprise God, or make him love her any less. After Adam pointed the blame at her, she deflected it towards the serpent.

But God offered her (both of them) a future, and a hope. He shed blood to cover them, and promised a future, permanent salvation. And then, he gave them the gift of sending them out of the garden. Because that protected them (and us) from eating from the fruit of the other tree, and being forever stuck in our sin, separated from God.

Eve’s story doesn’t end there, though, and we get to see a few glimpses of her life.

The heartbreak of children with a sibling rivalry taken too far, and the comfort of God granting another son. We don’t know how long she lived, or how many children she had, but she lived a full life, and it appears that she allowed God to comfort her.

The book below, Forever Loved, Eve’s Story, is a powerful, short story that brings to life a glimmer of what it might have been like for Eve, and has some pretty awesome connecting points to our current life. I hope you’ll give it a read-through!

About the Book

Flowers, forever loved Eve's story book cover.

Title: Forever Loved, Eve’s Story

Author: Joanna May Chee

Genre: Christian Inspiration for Women

Release date: February 20, 2018

Publisher: Heartfelt Publications

Eve. First woman. The First to be tempted. First to sin.

But what if there were more to her story than that?

Forever Loved: Eve’s Story is the story of Father and daughter, as told by Eve. It is a story of preciousness and beauty, of tender love and grace. Through Eve, God reveals his Father heart of love for you, his treasured daughter. He whispers to you now, and calls you closer.

Includes:

  • My Story: The author’s personal story of encountering God as Father.
  • Eve’s Story: A beautifully creative retelling of the Bible story of Eve.
  • Your Story: Encouragement and prayers to take you deeper into God’s presence.

Experience Eve’s story anew. Discover just how loved you are!

Click here to purchase your copy!
Heart and book cover, forever loved information

My Thoughts on Forever Loved, Eve’s Story

Concentrating on the first 4 chapters of Genesis as Eve’s Story has been done before, but this is different. The heart of the story comes alive in a fresh way.

The scripture references are included, so you can check each point out for yourself, which is always a plus in any book like this.

My first impression was Wow! I like this.

Relationship:

I know my dad loves me, and I know God loves me. God is my father, but do I act like I know or believe it? Do my attitude and actions show me as a daughter who loves her father above all others?

 Wanting to spend time together, tell Him about my day, bring a smile to His face?

Or is it “thank you for this, save me from that” day after day? Not that those are wrong, but a steady diet of that, must get old!

I was definitely challenged in this area of relationship!

**Another Relationship builder you may want to consider

Fear of Missing Out:

We don’t know what we don’t know. We just know there are things we don’t know. And we wonder if it’s good. If HE is keeping something from us, that we might like! That’s what happened to Eve.

I guess it boils down to trust.

  • Trusting that He has the best plan
  • That He knows & loves us individually
  • And that He is faithful to forgive us over and over again.

Seeing Cain’s actions and attitude from a mother’s perspective opened my eyes to some interesting things. A teen who regularly hears about his parents having experienced and then ruined a perfect world, could definitely lead to hopelessness and the desire to “do it my way” I believe.

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About the Author

Author of Forever Loved Eve's Story

Joanna May Chee gets excited about God! She loves to write and is often awake in the night with a million ideas for her next book or project. Joanna blogs at JoannaMayChee.coma and MumsKidsJesus.com, where it is her heart to encourage and equip women to love their families and meet with God. She is author of Forever Loved: Eve’s Story, a creative retelling of the Bible story of Eve, and a #1 Amazon UK bestseller. Joanna lives near London with her husband, 4 teens, dog and 2 cats! Facebook.com/JoannaMayChee Facebook.com/MumsKidsJesus | Pinterest.co.uk/MumsKidsJesus

Guest Post from Joanna

True or False? Eve spent time with God before meeting Adam.

True or False? Eve wasn’t called Eve until after the Fall.

Does the Bible even say?

Until recently, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you, even though I’ve been a Christian many years, and thought I knew the Bible story of Eve really well!

It was during hot, sticky, jet-lagged nights, about four years ago, on holiday overseas, that God started giving me new and wonderful insight into Eve’s life. Words literally started pouring through my head: the story of Eve, but not as I’d heard it before!

I’d always had negative connotations of Eve – the first woman to be tempted, the first to sin. But the story God revealed to me during my sleepless nights was one of preciousness and beauty. It was the story of Father and daughter, of God’s incredible love for Eve, and His equally wondrous love for me.

As Eve’s story unfolded over several nights, I wrote it down; and God gave me a book I did not ask for (but am forever grateful for): Forever Loved: Eve’s Story.

These new insights into Eve’s story have been life-changing. God has brought me deeper into His love than I could ever have imagined. (In the introduction of ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’ I share something of the deep hurt and insecurity I experienced growing up – including the time I got into BIG trouble with my teacher – my cry to know God as Father, and how God’s love has brought healing and freedom.)

It’s my prayer that ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’ touches the lives of women around the world, that women may come into deeper experience of God as Father, and know just how beautiful and precious they are to Him.

So, back to the True/False questions at the beginning of this post!

What do you think?

I’d love to share with you what I’ve discovered by giving you a free copy of a devotional I’ve written called ‘Treasures Hidden in the Story of Eve’.

This devotional explores some of the amazing truths God’s shown me about Eve, and the wonderful implications for us as women today (and includes extracts from ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’). Download the devotional for free here.

I pray God touches you as deeply as He has me, as you explore the Bible story of Eve afresh. May you encounter the love of Father God as never before.

Joanna xx

8 Comments on “Eve’s Story: More Than Just The One Who Ate The Fruit”

  1. Hi Aryn! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, and gained new perspective into the Bible story of Eve. Bless you!

  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

    1. You are most welcome. Celebrate Lit finds some great choices, and Forever Loved Eve’s Story is one of them ?

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