We wanted to thank you!
Your honesty and vulnerability on Paul’s comment feeds have inspired us. And your excitement about Eve has helped propel the book to being the top new release on Amazon in several different categories—it even hit #22 the first day we announced it! So, thank YOU for pre-ordering!
If you want to know more about Eve—which is set to hit shelves next Tuesday, September 15th—here are several ways to do so!
1) Read chapters 1-5 for free!
You no longer are required to pre-order before reading. All you need is an email address!
Read now @ glose.com/eve-wmpaulyoung-exclusivesample
2) Browse recent interviews Paul has done about the book!
“Young’s new novel, Eve, is likely to prove similarly provocative with its interpretation of the creation narrative that suggests Adam, not Eve, triggered the Fall, which means that Eve—and therefore womankind—has for centuries been unfairly maligned. The gripping sci-fi-flavored story has as its central character a savagely wounded 15-year-old girl, a former child prostitute who witnesses creation from an in-between world of teleporting, angels, and evil mirrors. Eve is a “tall, fine-boned, ebony-black woman,” God breast-feeds, and Adam is seen with a pregnant belly.” – Catherine Elsworth for Goodreads // Read the rest of the interview here.
“Ultimately, the inspiration for Eve is the Scriptures themselves. The more I studied and pondered and conversed, the more I was driven back to Genesis and the iconic saga of Beginnings, and it was there I began to find answers to the big, system-shaking questions I was asking. Eve is my attempt to express some of what I discovered.” – Publisher’s Weekly // Read the rest of the interview here.
“I have often talked about writing The Shack and Cross Roads as ‘jumping into an empty river and being swept downstream’ but when I plunged into the work of EVE, I found the river already full of people and boats and this required unusual care and respectful navigation. The most arduous challenge was how to keep a deeply researched work, which is a true attempt at respecting a vast existing scholarship, inside ‘story?’ I want a teenager to read EVE and not get lost but I want an academic to read it and recognize how carefully I have chosen my words. EVE is not an agenda-driven work of non-fiction, thinly veiled as fiction. It is first a story, but one grounded in the text and traditions.” – The Huffington Post // Read the rest of the interview here.
3) And if you haven’t, pre-order Eve!
It will be delivered to your front door next week when the book actually releases—and you’ll finally be able to see why we’ve been so excited about it!
Pre-order here: wmpaulyoung.com/eve-book/
Until then, Paul will continue to share his thoughts on this blog. We look forward to watching the conversation unfold!