Eve: In the Beginning

Eve: In the Beginning

by Heather B. Moore


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ISBN-13: 9781941145456
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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Eve: In the Beginning 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JewelsLVIUTAH More than 1 year ago
I haven’t read many books that can be classified as Biblical or Historical Fiction. But I have to say, that when written right, they give you a different perspective on things and help you gain a stronger testimony and appreciation for the people that the books are based on. Eve: In the Beginning helps you to realize the people that Adam and Eve were and the choices and situations they were faced with. I don’t know that I have ever really thought about the big picture and thought about them as REAL people, living real lives having to deal with real situations. That is what this book does for you. You can tell that this subject was important to the Author and Heather Moore tells it in a very real and respectful way. As she states in her Authors note at the beginning “the book does not necessarily represent my personal religious beliefs” I think she does a great job at keeping it open true to the bible and not personal opinion. I was also very well written and edited. It is the first Ebook in a while that I haven’t noticed grammar, punctuation or spelling errors and I am not an English major. Even if you normally don’t read Biblical or Historical Fiction I recommend this book if for nothing more than to gain a better understanding of Adam and Eve. It was a great book!
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Eve: In the Beginning is quite captivating. I love Heather B Moore's vision of how Adam and Eve began and how they lived. I caught myself envisioning how the first humans interacted with God and Lucifer. In the beginning, I could just see the beautiful paradise that surrounded them. Then the devastation they experienced when they betrayed God. I love love love the beautiful love story - the first ever love story - between Adam and Eve. What a perfect portrayal of them. I also enjoyed when they became first-time parents. I love how this wonderful Biblical story coming to life in this book. Highly recommended. Five stars
anjlde More than 1 year ago
What a great new perspective on Eve! So many times she is villianized or thought to be gullible but Heather B. Moore changes that with this fabulous novel! From the garden to the 'outcast' world she brings life once again to sometimes hard to read scripture. I really enjoyed seeing a different view of the well-know Adam and Eve. This book does not disappoint!
Char_in_Boise More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome read! I didn’t know what to expect going into this one since I already knew the story and thought it might bore me, but the prose quickly intrigued me and I couldn’t put this story down. It’s written in first person narrative and switches between Adam and Eve. The story starts in the Garden of Eden and shows Lucifer’s temptation and then life outside the garden when they are cast out. I thought it was a very believable scenario and made me ponder the Adam and Eve story a lot differently. I never thought of what life might have been like for them once they left the garden, but it was scary as they tried to figure out how to stay warm, protect and feed themselves, and bring children into the world all while trying to avoid Lucifer’s constant deceit to tempt them away from the right path. Eve is courageous; Adam is devoted and honorable. I loved seeing the two of them interact. I will never read the Bible story the same now, having fresh insight that inspires me to resist temptation and question all that is asked of me, but then to courageously stand for what God would have me do because I gain knowledge, like Eve, that it will be for the greatest good in my life.
Mirella More than 1 year ago
Author H.B. Moore is best known for her stories of Biblical women. This time, she has tackled the story of Eve, the world's first mother. The story opens with Adam and Eve in the idyllic surroundings of the garden of Eden. The tree of knowledge exists nearby, but Adam is adamant that they must never eat of the fruit. From that point on, Lucifer appears in human form and tempts Eve which results in her and Adam being evicted from the garden. Outside, they struggle with life including a miscarriage, a horrific storm, and the daily struggle to survive. The story is written in first person narrative. Eve is curious about the world around her, but she is also a bit naieve. Of the two, Adam is the stronger, not only physically, but also faithfully. And of course, Luther makes his appearance as their main villain throughout the story. This is a lovely imagining of this most important biblical woman. The author writes succinctly and simply, making it easy for all levels and ages of readers to enjoy. Well plotted, and interesting throughout, I found this a nice tale to relax with, yet with enough depth to make me ponder some more profound topics such as trust, love, fear, and faith.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this perspective on Eve and the choices she made in the Garden of Eden. It shows what her her thought process might have been as she desires further knowledge and to multiply and replenish the earth. The author chose to write Eve's perspective from the first person point of view, and Adam's from third person, which I thought was very effective in showing his perspective while still allowing the story to belong to Eve. The thing that stood out to me the most was how the Garden of Eden began as a peaceful place, but when Satan makes his appearance and begins tempting Adam and Eve, the anxiety becomes palpable until Eve finally makes the choice to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Their experiences outside of the garden are fascinating as they battle the elements and learn to fend for themselves in a harsh world. The love and affection they show for each other as man and wife in the garden is portrayed as innocent, and when they become mortal they become aware of each other in a more physical and romantic manner. The author does a tasteful job of depicting this awareness with its range of emotions, including shyness, hesitance, anticipation, fear of rejection, and devotion. (Thank you to Ebooks For Review for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
VonnieR More than 1 year ago
This was a beautiful interpretation of the story of our first parents, Adam and Eve. What is stated in the Bible is not very much. We only know the general idea of what happened at the Garden of Eden. H.B Moore took the Biblical story in her hands and gave us a concept of what might have happened to them. I have read Moore's other works so I was looking forward to reading her interpretation. As the title said, this was the story of Eve. It would switch between first person point-of-view as Eve told her tale, then go to third person when it would follow Adam. Eve was the mother of all living and she was the one who first bit into the forbidden fruit, so it would make sense why she was the main character of this book. It was fascinating to read Eve's point-of-view of the events that happened. Much has been blamed on her for our fall, but if it wasn't for her decision, we would not be here. It was great to read how human Eve was. Her fears, hopes, curiosities, and love were easy to relate to. I especially loved how she was able to stick to her purpose and have courage to chose what was right. H.B. Moore created a beautiful story. I was completely captivated by it. Moore's explanations as to why Eve disobeyed and ate from the Tree of Knowledge made complete sense. I also liked how she portrayed Lucifer: he was cunning and eager to turn Eve to his side. Adam was also a wonderful character. He was strong, protective, and loyal. Like Eve, he too had struggles and doubts. Moore was able to create a story that was believable. Overall, this was a wonderful story of our first parents. I highly enjoyed Moore's interpretation of this Biblical tale. I loved Eve and I loved how I was able to feel the struggle in surviving outside the garden. This has become a new favorite.
RachelD4 More than 1 year ago
If I could give this book more stars, I would!!  Heather Moore (HB Moore) is one of my favorite christian authors and I have enjoyed all of her books, especially this one! I love reading biblical fiction! She makes the stories come alive for me.  Reading about Adam and Eve in the garden and then the fall-seemed so real. The author did a wonderful job with keeping the story line flowing and included alot of detail and emotion. The story was written mostly by Eve's point of view. I was surprised with how much influence Lucifier seemed to have around them, especially Eve, when they were cast out of the Garden of Eden. It was interesting to read how they dealt with it, and how they tried to stay strong with their faith.  I would HIGHLY recommend this book! I was so sad to see it end and can't wait for more books by this author!  I received a copy of this book complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.  BOOK DESCRIPTION:  EVE: IN THE BEGINNING  The first love story on earth . . . Haunting-Lyrical-Unforgettable- In a world where everything is perfect, yet the same day after day, Eve must decide if she wants to live forever in the garden with Adam and never know what lies beyond the walls. When she makes a choice with terrible consequences, the pain of mortality is swift. As she and Adam explore their new world, and her body changes, Eve discovers the sweetness of first love with the man who has always been at her side.
Alice_M_Batzel More than 1 year ago
“HIGH PRAISE FOR A COMPELLING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING READ.” This book is a fictionalized novelization and is a truly artistic literary presentation of the timeless story of the origin of the human race, primarily through the eyes of Eve. H.B. Moore’s novel is compelling, inviting, and thought-provoking. The Garden of Eden and the mortal world beyond the walls of the Garden are graphically visual to the reader. The story champions the beginning of man and woman as the pinnacle of divine creation and illustrates the complexities of human nature, both male, and female. There is a vivid representation of forces of both good and evil. It becomes clear that for Eve and Adam to move forward, a sure fall must occur. Eve grasps onto the moment of fall and rise of mankind, and that act forever changes the history and destiny of the human race. H. B. Moore masterfully shows this not to be the result of weakness, but of incredible courage, bravery, and free choice. A myriad of life experiences of this first couple nurtures hope and tremendous possibilities. Though readers witness the difficult monumental journey, they are reminded that they only see a small portion of the beginning of this journey. The novel ends with the first live birth of a child born to Eve and Adam. What this brave couple endures to this point is dramatic, poignant, and incredible. Equally significant and genuine is that they continually give praise to God for blessing them with the opportunity for the experience. This novel will appeal to readers of religious faith, especially those whose faith is accepting of the initial teachings of the Holy Bible’s Old Testament. However, the story is compelling as a fictionalized novelization and can additionally appeal to many other varied audiences. I would recommend this book as a good read, and I would also advise anyone reading it to remember the content of the author’s note preceding the story as they read this novel. REVIEWER’S DISCLAIMER: This review is NOT meant to persuade any individual to accept this book’s content as doctrine, fact, or scripture. The Reviewer supports the author’s claim that the book is a fictionalized novelization. Reviewed 2/11/2016 by: ALICE M. BATZEL Published Playwright, Journalist, Freelance Writer
LarChar More than 1 year ago
I was a little worried when I started this book. The books I have read about Eve tend to depict her as either dumb or totally gullible. (Or unsatisfied & wanting more-like in Children of Eden) That said, it wasn't long before I forgot all my preconceived notions about Eve.  I love that Eve is smart & wants to learn more. Even when Lucifer is introduced in the story, Eve is more curious than anything. She just wants answers to her questions-much to Adam's chagrin!  After the choice is made, resulting in their exile from the garden, Adam and Eve really start to grow & change. I loved getting to "see" the experience through Eve's eyes. I never thought much about what happened after they were kicked out of the garden. Her struggle with wanting answers to questions didn't end just because of change in geography!  I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It made Eve much more real to me than just reading her story in the Bible. I would absolutely read more bible stories retold by Moore!
CamiChecketts More than 1 year ago
I was enthralled by this book. I truly think every woman should read it. Can you even imagine being Eve? No mother, sisters, scriptures, Prophets, fire, shelter, the list could just keep going and going. I loved H.B. Moore's portrayal of the Biblical account of Adam and Eve. Read it. you won't be disappointed.