For Earth's first couple, obedience trumps rebellion then leads to redemption.
But what of their children?
Seduced by evil, Cain kills Abel then flees with his sister to the land of Nod. Bereaved of all their children in one day, Adam and Eve are heartbroken...until they see a vision of Abel in paradise with their childhood pets, Lion and Lamb, and Eve finds the strength to wait upon the Lord for His blessing.
Though dead on earth, Abel's soul lives on in paradise, resting and learning from the old cherub who God sent to teach the murdered son of Adam. He listens to the war songs the legions of angels sing that battle for his brother and sister, and even his mother's soul. But best of all, the angel elder tells him stories of Heaven and how one day, man and God will be reconciled.
Again, the first couple is tested and must wait upon the Lord's blessing to begin again. Can they walk in obedience for 70 long years? And Cain's offering is finally accepted, but by whom?
Three parallel storylines offer a new perspective to an age-old story.
At the end of the story, a section called Search the Scriptures helps listeners understand where the author got her ideas for the story and encourages them to do their own searches as well.
©2014 Caryl McAdoo (P)2015 Caryl McAdoo
Ms. McAdoo has written an interesting book based loosely on the Biblical story of Adam and Eve and their children. While I disagree with many of the author's theological conclusions, I found it to be an entertaining and imaginative story. She fleshed out the simple story with possible human emotions and reactions to the issues confronting the first family. Her ideas are fresh and very creative!
The cover of the book doesn't do it justice. It needs a fiery angel or something. :)
This narrator is outstanding. He excels at maintaining the identity of each character, male and female, and moderating the pace of the "action" of the story without overacting. His voice is strong and flexible.
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