This book is a story; a story based on multiple versions of accounts handed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time that the first human life was created to the time when somebody finally decided to write it down. It is a story that revolves around two primordial characters, Adam and Eve, and their experiences both in and outside of the Garden of Eden. The Biblical account has been with us for centuries. But science, history, and philosophy are ever presenting new perspectives. Worthy stories that interpret and expand the Genesis account, within the bounds of these new perspectives, are indispensable for clearing the mind, broadening our understanding, and instilling new wonder. And wonder is something at the core of what makes us human.
In this book, the people, places, and times are real. But the story is fiction. Or is it? Maybe this really is the way it played out. The emphasis here is not on event detail, but on Eve’s perception, consideration, and assessment of the events – the rational thought processes that preceded her decisions, her reasoning that tried to explain why things are as they are, and the prophetic insights she had that tried to predict how things might be in the future.
Immerse yourself in the thoughts and feelings of Eve, considered by many to be the progenitor of us all. What was she really thinking? How did it all actually happen? Read and contemplate. Then, putting away the effect of hindsight for the moment, you’ll be able to ask yourself, “Would I have acted like Eve did, if I had been in the same situation? Or would I have done otherwise? Just what would I have done?”