The Shack shattered our limited perceptions about God. Eve will destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves.
From the author of the 25-million copy best seller The Shack comes a beautifully crafted, captivating new novel destined to be one of the most important and talked-about books of the decade.
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 listeners to a personal, nonreligious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have compromised 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 man-defined rules or limitations.
Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written, Eve is a masterpiece that will inspire listeners for generations to come.
©2015 William Paul Young (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio. All rights reserved.
This book was well written and I loved it almost as much as the Shack. It has similarities but also lots of differences too. The book was extremely confusing for at least the first half and even bits of the second half however the concepts contained inside were fresh, insightful and profound, delving closer into the original fall from Grace and what it means for us, particularly for women. I would not hesitate to recommend his book and to persevere even through the confusion.
"Perfect for spiritual book clubs & revival of self"
I found myself going back to Genesis in the Bible and re-reading the Creation & the chapters on The Garden. I could see where the inspiration for the story came from; it was deeply moving and profoundly spiritual on so many levels all throughout the book, Oft was the time I found myself shouting into the air DON'T as the characters literally wormed their ways evilly about.
The story was redemptive. You understood the protagonists and how easily they plied their way into a good person. Weaving the Creation and The Garden into a story that had meaning today was done artfully and compassionately.
I personally feel more when the story is being read to me. I feel drawn into the book as if part of the scene unfolding as no printed words could attain.
Lily Fields. Her journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening and most importantly, love-dawning was inspiring. Despite all that had been done to her, the bad choices of trusting & hiding she made.. she was deeply loved. And loveable, despite herself.
This definitely belongs in your library if you love to re-visit books with spiritual inspiration in it. I am grateful for the person who told me William Paul Young wrote another book after how deeply The Shack affected me. Both his books bring tangible understanding to the explainable, indescribable faith that we cherish. There are aspects of both books you will listen to over and over and over again for the joy they instill as you imagine them unfold before you. Pure spiritual delight.
I love this book. I already can't wait to read it again. The characters are beautifully created and grow genuinely. The allegory is strong and powerful. There a few surprises, though. I feel like many ideas are borrowed from mythology, feminist ideals and new age ideologies. But even so, the the core message IS real to me and relevant. Some of the creative vehicles used to arrive at some of the more outlandish ideals are quite absurd, albeit interesting for imagery and thought provoking sake. I think that combining truth with fiction just might create a sense of openness that allows a person to be able to be able to say- "hey this is crazy! It can't be. Or can it?" And then possibly truly seek the Father for themselves.
Amazing story! Better than the shack. Especially after chapter 6.
"Wow what a journey"
If you can get through the first 4 chapters you will be in for a treat. I loved how this book challenged me.
"Love love love"
love his stories...cannot put them down!!! must read book and I will listen thru it several more times to catch parts or ideas I may have missed. hope he keeps writing!!
"Enriching and hopeful."
There are so many noteworthy observations and historical clarifications that I had to start bookmarking to go back for contemplation. My most memorable moment was the meeting of the three at the end, and realizing that I am Lilly.
it was just what I expected. a great challenge enveloped in blessed fulfillment. I loved it.
"A challenging story"
An engaging read, challenging my belief system, then reaffirming it. I could see the characters in my head the whole time!
I loved it and finished it quickly. It reiterates God's loving nature towards humanity even when we turn away.
Well! l was expecting something extraordinary from this book after The Shack, and Eve certainly is that!
Written with such an interesting mix of lush, imaginative prose, classic, large-landscape story-telling and intimate insight into the human heart and condition, this book was a total surprise.
WM Paul Young has an unique ability to weave story and expand and explore theological thought as he does it. The almost-science-fiction setting for this Epic of times and ages and times beyond ages (!) allows the reader the sense of moving through and in and out of history, present and future. The narration is first class too!
I found myself exhilarated by the descriptive power of the author's interpretations of Creations beginnings and evolutions, enthralled by his stories of Creations falling and wrapped in the drama of each layer and player he used to tell this extraordinary tale.
As with The Shack, it is a fascinating and rich read, a masterly interpretation of events and meanings we can barely imagine...Yet this is just what WM Paul Young has done. Interpreted, imagined, explored and plunged deep into the lush vegetation of biblical narrative and emerged with a prize, a book of epic proportions and a great read. l salute you my brother!
This book represents the gifts God gives his children and through the gift God gave Paul Young comes a beautiful representation of God's love and what he truly meant for his children to feel,share and produce in his precious holy name. Amen, Hallelujah, and Thanks be to GOD!!!!
I didn't struggle to finish didn't want it to finish ..it was amazing and captivating.love it ...
Always complicated, but fascinating tale. such twists and turns, that get you thinking of the stories in bible and the relationship with god.
"Brilliant retelling of the Adam and Eve narrative"
Really enjoyed the story, the character are captivating and there many jewels in each chapter.
fantastic narration and exciting voices.
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