The Serpent Beguiled Eve: Healing the Wounds of Abandonment, Betrayal and Shame

The Serpent Beguiled Eve: Healing the Wounds of Abandonment, Betrayal and Shame

by Acacia Slaton


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Synopsis: A young married woman with two daughters deals with her husband's infidelity and his struggle with homosexuality. She seeks spiritual counsel, but when he refuses to cooperate with spiritual leaders-other than on a surface level-she has to make the most important decision of her life.

For the author: This book is well written. You obviously have a strong grasp of the English language and vocabulary. I see that you have previously written another book. This one, "The Serpent Beguiled Eve," always retains respect and reverence for the God of the Bible. And yet you have written about a difficult but contemporary issue.....

You kept my interest by hinting that things were not to be or were going to get worse, and this bit of mystery led to turning the page to learn, "What happens next?"

You do a good job presenting the spiritual truth that God is always with us, ever willing to forgive our sins and lukewarm living, and yet it is squarely on our shoulders to seek Him and to repent when necessary.

I trust this is a book that will help others. We are presenting our "Faith-Friendly" Seal for ages 12 plus, and five Doves, our best rating, to this book." -Edwin L. Carpenter, The Dove Foundation,

"This story gives readers a taste of the pain caused by infidelity (for the spouses and their children.) It also shows there is hope beyond the grief for those who put their faith in the promises of God. The Serpent Beguiled Eve is recommended reading for anyone who feels alone as they live through and recover from the pain of infidelity."
-Kimberly Schimmel, Church Librarian

"None of the people here can be blamed - not even her ex-husband David. Everybody in this book is a victim of circumstances beyond their control. Who am I or, who is anybody else to judge? Who among us is perfect? I can only say that I was fully caught up in Acacia's story, I empathize with her, and wish her and her kids - Madison and Mia - all the happiness and success in the world." -Raghav from Bangalore

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505225983
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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Cecily Wolfe More than 1 year ago
What a brave, inspiring story! The author opens up about her very personal experiences with the shocking rejection by her husband, who she has stood by through his military deployment and their marital difficulties, and his revelation that he might be/is gay. First of all, this is extremely personal, and I know that I would not have been able to put my life out there in print for all to see. Second, she does this with clarity, honesty, and the hope that what she has been through in her faith journey will help others dealing with the same situation or honestly, any situation that threatens their faith in Christ, themselves, and others. At one point, her church elder tells her to "keep your eyes on Jesus," and this is really the point of the author's story. She shows how moving forward, while not easy, is helped along by being open with others and asking and accepting help. She also channels her pain into creativity, which helps herself as well as everyone she shares her books with. I highly recommend this for anyone struggling in their lives for any reason, or readers looking for reinforcement of their faith values.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Very Brave Many young women are constantly under the pressure of society to marry.  Many cultures and religions place a lot of importance on women grooming themselves for a mate and getting ready before a certain age to marry and thereafter start a family.  Sometimes these pressures are so suffocating women feel forced to choose men whom they barely know and later wonder how they ended up with a life that can barely be mended again.  Imagine that you fall in love, get married, and have two beautiful children. Then your beloved spouse begins to exhibit very odd behavior.  Let’s go a step further. What if said spouse calls you one day and tells you that they are not who you really thought they were? They further explain that there is a very ugly reality that you’ve been drafted into.  This is what happened to Acacia Slaton. “The Serpent Beguiled Eve” is a memoir that is so blatantly honest it will leave you in great contemplation.  Acacia Slaton was very brave to tell her story and I love that she was in no way swayed by what is now popular opinion concerning immoral sexual sin. She was even honest about her own faults, sins, and misbehavior.  She didn’t compromise her perspective on orthodox Biblical standards and at the same time exposed her intimate life. It was a heart wrenching story that basically boiled down to one bad decision that changed her entire life and the life of her children.   This piece is disturbingly honest. It will make you think and possibly be more careful when it comes to your own life. One suggestion for the author would be to change the cover and definitely do not include her personal photo on the front. It would give it more depth and make it more appealing for potential buyers. Reviewed by: Trenika
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book analyses our own relationship with God and how unwittingly we can fall into sin. It asks the question do we really devote the time we ought to God to keep us from sin, especially in human relationships. It is a heart wrenching story that you would never imagine would happen to you. A true account of a tangled web of betrayal, infidelity, dishonesty and rejection. Even though the warning signs are there we always ignore them. Short, detailed chapters help the reader engage with the story yet also allows time for careful reflection. Peppered with useful religious quotes and counselling advice, this inspirational story shows how people have the ability to pick themselves up and continue their lives, however bad the circumstances.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite The Serpent Beguiled Eve by Acacia Slaton is a fascinating book. From the bright and personalized cover to the very last chapter, it manages to hold your attention and forces you to ask yourself tough philosophical questions about love, life, and your own personal relationships. It tells Acacia's story of her broken marriage and the loss of her husband to homosexuality. She struggles to understand why her life is the way it is, and why her husband has made these painful, hurtful decisions. I loved the self doubt, the introspection, and the tough questions that Acacia pushes herself to answer. The book describes more than just her character; it spells out a path to self discovery that every man, woman or child can use to discover the good and bad of their own lives.  So much more than a self help book or even a guiding light, The Serpent Beguiled Eve is a thoughtful and emotional journey towards self-discovery and happiness. Acacia Slaton uses her own personal narrative as a source for profound healing, growth, and reflection which should be admired. Scriptural references are prominent, and the book does focus for the most part on the Judeo-Christian mindset of tackling issues. In this mindset, it takes the traditional Christian approach of viewing homosexuality as wrong. While much of the book was tough to read, you come through it like you do a storm...feeling much better now that it's gone, but revitalized and refocused now that it's over.