Eve’s story is usually told as a story about sin. I’m really glad to have been raised in the century I was raised in, because throughout church history, the church has done a great job of using Eve’s story to justify putting women “in their place.” It’s Eve’s fault that sin came into the world, so women shouldn’t take certain responsibilities, shouldn’t be trusted, can’t be trusted. Because Eve’s story is about sin, isn’t it?
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Joanna Chee says
Thank you so much Joy for your thoughtful and honest review of ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’. I’m so glad it gave you new insight into the Bible story of Eve. Your comment about the footnote needing to be in the main text is incredibly helpful. I shall change that. I totally want women to check this story out with scripture! Bless you!
That would be perfect! Because, well, you and I know to do that, but some readers aren’t in the habit of going back to Scripture :).
I never considered that Eve’s story is more about redemption than sin. What a beautiful thought!
Right?? Because God can ALWAYS take and redeem our sin, and even use it to make something beautiful.
Julie Waldron says
Thanks for the chance! This sounds like a wonderful book that would give some great great insight.