Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Havah by Tosca Lee

A single decision has the power to unravel mankind.
Created, not born.
The world's first woman, without flaw until one fateful decision. Now all humanity must pay for the mistake.
From paradise to exile, from immortality to the death of Adam, experience the dawn of mankind through the eyes of Eve- the woman first known as Havah.

For those unfamiliar with Hebrew, Havah is the Hebrew name for the first woman ever created. A.k.a- Eve, as in Adam and Eve. And this is her story, and the story of the first family. I won’t outline the story; nine chances out of ten you’re probably already familiar with it. The creation, the first sin, the fall of mankind, the promise of an "enmity", the first sons born on earth, the first murder, etc… This is not your average Christian fiction; it’s edgy and different from most of what is out there. It begins with Havah waking up in Eden after God creates her and describes Adam’s excitement of having a helpmeet. Human anatomy is mentioned but not in great detail. Prior to the fall, Havah and Adam enjoy a perfect relationship and have no concerns about their welfare. I’m not sure if anyone else noticed, but while Havah and Adam lived in Eden they knew each other’s thoughts. I thought it was comical how after the fall, Havah was upset that Adam could no longer discern her thoughts. So the first woman expected the first man to read her mind too. Like couples in this day of age, the first couple had their share of troubles and throughout their several hundred-year relationship, they had their ins and outs. But unlike today they were on their own and had to learn how to fall in love over and over again. While I really liked "Havah" I think its one of those stories that should be rated PG-13, due to some of the content within the story.

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