Release Date: September 15, 2015
Format: Audio MP3
Pages: Hardcover: 320 pages | Audio Length: Approx 9 hours
Narrator: Roger Mueller
Genre: Fiction, Christian Fiction
Review Date: March 30, 2016
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: When a shipping container washes ashore on an island between our world and the next, John the Collector finds a young woman inside--broken, frozen, and barely alive. With the aid of Healers and Scholars, John oversees her recovery and soon discovers her genetic code connects her to every known human race. She is a girl of prophecy and no one can guess what her survival will mean...
No one but Eve, Mother of the Living, who calls her daughter and invites her to witness the truth about her story--indeed, the truth about us all.
Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship, yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional misconceptions about who we are and how we're made. As The Shack awakened readers to a personal, non-religious understanding of God, Eve will free us from faulty interpretations that have corrupted human relationships since the Garden of Eden.
Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, helping us see each other as our Creator does--complete, unique, and not constrained to cultural rules or limitations.
The story takes places between heaven and earth and hell...it's really hard to explain. Ultimately, Eve had fantastical elements, similarly to 'The Shack', but unlike it, Eve felt more fantasy or paranormal, which contributed to the fact that it felt less spiritual despite the underlining Christian based themes of the plot.
I enjoyed the audiobook narrator and he added value to the story. I believe that I would have had a rougher go of getting through this title had I opted to read it instead.
Eve lead to some interesting conversation during book club, but the consensus of the group was that many of us (including myself) missed the expected world changing feeling that "The Shack" inspired. I recommend this book for those that are interested Christian based fiction, but do not mind some fantasy like elements. If you are looking for 'The Shack' 2.0, I don't recommend it.
Happy Reading & Listening,