Told from the perspective of Eve, Havah is the creation story of Adam and Eve, their beginning in the garden of Eden, and their destructive choice to disobey God and the fallout from that moment in being cast from the garden. Havah, Adam's chosen name for Eve, struggles along with Adam to begin a new life outside of the garden where they now have to deal with death and disease. In the midst of their trials, Havah seeks to remain focused on God and his plan to bring reconciliation.
Tosca Lee has taken the story of Adam and Eve and given it a fresh voice with startling insights. I challenge anyone to read this book and come away unchanged. The writing is exquisite, the characters passionate and vividly portrayed. Regardless of whether you agree with her rendering of this well-known story, you will be challenged to consider what it was like for Adam and Eve to be the first inhabitants of the earth and to experience perfection, followed by the Fall and it's consequences. Havah is beautifully written and I give this book the highest recommendation of 5 out of 5 stars.
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