Eve

The Shackshattered our limited perceptions about God. Evewill destroy harmful misconceptions about ourselves.

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. Eveopens 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.

Thoroughly researched and exquisitely written,Eveis a masterpiece that will inspire readers for generations to come.
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471151231 | 
  • September 2015
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for Eve includes a discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

 
Topics and Questions for Discussion

1. In Eve, we become witnesses with Lilly to a retelling of the Creation story that challenges centuries-old theological interpretations and cultural assumptions. What presuppositions and interpretations did you bring to this story? How did this affect your reading of the novel?

2. Eve sets up the woman as the hero of the story, saving Adam from himself and a life of loneliness and damnation. Discuss how this shift affects your view on gender issues? Does this story bring relief or confusion to your understanding of your self and your gender?

3. In the traditional interpretation of the story of creation, women are seen weak-willed and not trustworthy. The rational is that since Eve was deceived, and by this deception sin entered the world, women are susceptible to all kinds of malfeasance. Women—how have you experienced this? Men—how have you fallen into this or resisted this way of thinking?

4. As Lilly journeys through physical healing at the Refuge and witnessing creation with Mother Eve, her own story and see more

About the Author

WM. Paul Young

William Paul Young lives in Oregon with his wife. Young has six children, two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. His backlist includes The Shack and Crossroads. The Shack was a global bestseller.

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