Have you ever disappointed your Dad? If you haven’t then you are probably unique. You may not have made him cry, but I suspect like the rest of us, you have done something to disappoint him. So when Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden did she make God cry?
My Penny’s Worth
Forever Loved, Eve’s Story by Joanna May Chee is a beautiful story about the Father’s love for His daughter. It opens the door to the Dad of all dads. If you don’t know the love of a dad then reading this book will show you just how much you are loved by the greatest of all dads.
What I loved
I loved the beautiful writing that drew me into the Garden of Eden. The words sang of God’s delight in Eve, His first daughter and the closeness of Creator and creation. I saw the beauty of Eden and its rest. Then the crushing reality that one act could destroy their bond. However, did it? Did Eve’s Dad cry; did this disappointment ruin their relationship? You will have to read the story to find out.
We were not created to enter his work. We were created to enter his rest. His eternal rest.
Would I recommend this book?
I received this as an ebook, but as it has so many beautiful statements, I want to buy the paperback. For me, it is like balm to my soul. I have highlighted so many sentences. Moreover, for those that feel they have disappointed their Dad to the point of no return, I would recommend this book.
He loves to come, even in your darkest moments.
Eve’s Story is only 140 pages long. However, it is packed with love.
I would like to give it 5*
Thank you, Joanna, for writing this book.
Don’t forget the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post.
*I was given this book for free. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.*
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About the Book
Title: Forever Loved, Eve’s Story
Author: Joanna May Chee
Genre: Christian Inspiration for Women
Release date: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Heartfelt Publications
Eve. First woman, First to be tempted and First to sin.
But what if there were more to her story than that?
Forever Loved: Eve’s Story is the story of Father and daughter, as told by Eve. It is a story of preciousness and beauty, of tender love and grace. Through Eve, God reveals his Father heart of love for you, his treasured daughter. He whispers to you now, and calls you closer.
- My Story: The author’s personal story of encountering God as Father.
- Eve’s Story: A beautifully creative retelling of the Bible story of Eve.
- Your Story: Encouragement and prayers to take you deeper into God’s presence.
Experience Eve’s story anew. Discover just how loved you are!
About the Author
Joanna May Chee gets excited about God! She loves to write and is often awake in the night with a million ideas for her next book or project. Joanna blogs at JoannaMayChee.com and MumsKidsJesus.com, where it is her heart to encourage and equip women to love their families and meet with God. She is author of Forever Loved: Eve’s Story, a creative retelling of the Bible story of Eve, and a #1 Amazon UK bestseller. Joanna lives near London with her husband, 4 teens, dog and 2 cats! Facebook.com/JoannaMayChee | Facebook.com/MumsKidsJesus | Pinterest.co.uk/MumsKidsJesus
Guest Post from Joanna
True or False? Eve spent time with God before meeting Adam.
True or False? Eve wasn’t called Eve until after the Fall.
Does the Bible even say?
Until recently, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you, even though I’ve been a Christian many years, and thought I knew the Bible story of Eve really well!
It was during hot, sticky, jet-lagged nights, about four years ago, on holiday overseas, that God started giving me new and wonderful insight into Eve’s life. Words literally started pouring through my head: the story of Eve, but not as I’d heard it before!
I’d always had negative connotations of Eve – the first woman to be tempted, the first to sin. But the story God revealed to me during my sleepless nights was one of preciousness and beauty. It was the story of Father and daughter, of God’s incredible love for Eve, and His equally wondrous love for me.
As Eve’s story unfolded over several nights, I wrote it down; and God gave me a book I did not ask for (but am forever grateful for): Forever Loved: Eve’s Story.
A book that changed my life
These new insights into Eve’s story have been life-changing. God has brought me deeper into His love than I could ever have imagined. (In the introduction of ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’ I share something of the deep hurt and insecurity I experienced growing up – including the time I got into BIG trouble with my teacher – my cry to know God as Father, and how God’s love has brought healing and freedom.)
It’s my prayer that ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’ touches the lives of women around the world, that women may come into deeper experience of God as Father, and know just how beautiful and precious they are to Him.
So, back to the True/False questions at the beginning of this post! What do you think?
A free copy of a devotional
I’d love to share with you what I’ve discovered by giving you a free copy of a devotional I’ve written called ‘Treasures Hidden in the Story of Eve’.
This devotional explores some of the amazing truths God’s shown me about Eve, and the wonderful implications for us as women today (and includes extracts from ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’). Download the devotional for free here.
I pray God touches you as deeply as He has me, as you explore the Bible story of Eve afresh. May you encounter the love of Father God as never before.
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