What was their life like? How much did they loose in the Fall? How would life have been different for them had the fatal choice not been made.
Ish ate but history blames the choice on her. Always, it back to her…
I have a confession to make. I did not enjoy this book. Not at all. The descriptions and scenery were amazing and thought-provoking. There were times that I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. But overall I forced myself to read this. Well, at least the first half. The second half was much easier for me to read, yet it almost felt incongruent with the first half of the book.
Not enjoying this book was extremely difficult for me because I had to analyze why it wasn’t enjoyable. I think I’ve come up with an answer and it probably won’t surprise many – though it shocked me – I didn’t like Havah. There was just something about her that irritated me. Is it because she made that defining choice? Is it because she wavered when she needed to stand firm? Is it because of how she was written in the story or in the Bible?
I’ve not yet answered all of these questions. It’s going to take quite a bit of reflection and prayer. But until I get there – how did you enjoy the story?
|Publisher & Date:||September 15th 2008 by B&H|
|ISBN:||1600061249 (ISBN13: 9781600061240)|
|Buy or Borrow:||Borrow|
As part of the Christian Fiction Book Club hosted by Joy at Edgy Inspirational Romance we’ve been asked to answer one of the discussion questions posed on Havah’s website.
I’ve chosen the question: Before the Fall, how was Havah free to do as she pleased? After the Fall, how did Havah’s freedom’s become more limited?
Before making the choice to listen to the magnificent creature that lured her there, Havah’s life was one of pleasure. In many ways it reminds me of a maturity.
Think of a child (years before the teenage years come). They follow their parents around hoping to help, begging to do the laundry, requesting to wash the dishes, vacuuming without being asked.
Now, think of yourself, do you still enjoy vacuuming, washing dishes, laundering clothes? Sure, it’s terrific to do these things when someone – a parent, husband, or company – is there to praise and support but is it so much fun when it’s a must and the only reward is knowing that’s it’s done and you’ll do it again tomorrow?
I guess that’s really how I see the difference. Havah loved working, playing, gathering, and learning before but after when it was necessary for life instead of just for pleasure it was tedious, difficult, and wretched.
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