The story of Genesis—the story of Adam and Eve, the garden, the snake—is one of those fundamental storylines of good and evil that a lot of us are familiar with. But sometimes we get so familiar with a story that we retell a narrative that we think is there.
However, one of the beautiful things about the Hebrew Scriptures and the story in Genesis 1 and 2 is that it leaves a lot of gaps. It’s very concise. And those gaps allow questions that become part of the unfolding way to look at it.
I was recently interviewed about my new novel, Eve, and it’s intention to ask these questions.
I’m hoping that one of the takeaways from Eve is that readers gain a greater sense of who they are as a human being. It’s only then that we can begin to celebrate the things that make us different and distinctive as gifts, and not as points of greater division!
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.