Book Review: Daughter of Eden by Jill Eileen Smith
Eve’s Story was indeed an intriguing story to read. I am sure most of us have wondered what life was like in Eden and imagined how things might have happened in the days before Eve and Adam sinned by disobeying God.
I know I have read and re-read those scriptures in Genesis and wanted to know more about Eve, Adam, the animals, plants, and their day-to-day life as they lived in that beautiful garden and walked with God daily, therefore when I had the chance to read this book, I happily accepted, and I can say I really enjoyed Eve’s Story.
This book weaves a fictional story that is quite believable. You will enjoy walking through the beautiful, lush garden of Eden with Adam and Eve as they spend their days tending the garden, playing with the animals, and spending time talking with God daily. There is a beautiful innocence to everything until the time sin enters and corrupts it all.
You will weep and be heartbroken as Adam and Eve sin by disobeying God. All innocence is lost, and evil seems to have won. Adam and Eve are cast out of the garden and have to learn to survive in an unknown world where the animals are now their enemies, and the earth is no longer lush. Pain, toil and sadness fill their days and they live in regret as they realize the magnitude of their disobedience.
However, there is hope, as you will also see, all through this story, how God’s unconditional love shows through in everything He says and does. He is a just God, but also a loving God, and because of His great love, He makes a way for Adam, Eve, and all mankind to be forgiven and restored again to gain a right relationship with Him.
There were things in this story that I did not really agree with but overall, I think it Jill Eileen Smith did a great job in writing it.
I received this book free, from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and comments are my own.
–Leona J. Atkinson