The First Love Story

Adam, Eve, and Us
Narrated by: Bruce Feiler
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness.

Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world.

In this fresh retelling of their story, New York Times columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton's London to Mae West's Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history's first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love.

Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to people around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture's imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today.

©2017 Bruce Feiler (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Highly recommend.

Great read. Makes me re-think alot of things I thought I knew. I definitely recommend this one.

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Unbiblically Sound Ideas

I'm trying very hard not to come off as rude but as a caring fellow believer who doesn't want any christian readers to be lead astray. It's so very important for us to be discerning. Please understand that what I say is in love and not to hurt this author's feelings.

I thought this book would have insights that we miss about the story of Adam and Eve and how I could apply the insights to my marriage. Instead, the book is an argumentative about why Eve is more significant than Adam and women-power. If the author wasn't a male I would of thought it was a book that tries to justify feminism. Also, it has alot of Catholic teachings. I'm not sure if the author considers Christianity and Catholicism the same religion but they aren't. Alot of teachings in this book completely contradicts what the bible teaches.

I don't believe the author had bad intentions writing this book but I will say this book is catering to the ideas of "luke-warm or worldly Christians".

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Excellent

Perfectly read! The book was so insightful and inspirational; I absolutely loved it! I
Thought all the connections that were described were refreshing and engaging and it made me see the Bible in a whole new light. I actually felt like I was taking a college course taught by an exceptional professor. The information in this book is unparalleled! I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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good thoughts on the first couple

Feiler once again connects us to the Bible with a relevant analysis for the times.

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Arrogant

The book makes some interesting points but author is pretty full of himself. Barely finished it.