• Eden: Biblical Fiction of the World's First Family

  • The Fall of Man, Book 1
  • By: Brennan McPherson
  • Narrated by: Brennan McPherson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Eden: Biblical Fiction of the World's First Family

By: Brennan McPherson
Narrated by: Brennan McPherson
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"You want me to tell of how I broke the world." 

It's the year 641 since the beginning of everything, and when Eve passes away, she leaves Adam, the only man on earth who remembers everything since they walked in Eden.

When Enoch, God's newly appointed prophet, decides to collect the stories of the faithful from previous generations, he finds Adam in desperate need to confess the dark secrets he's held onto for too long.

Beside a slowly burning bonfire in the dead of night, Adam tells his story in searing detail. From the beginning of life, to how he broke the world, shattered Eve's heart, and watched his family crumble.

Will Enoch uncover what led so many of Adam's children away from God? And will Adam find the redemption and forgiveness he longs for?

"Eden is in a class by itself. It's biblical fiction with an emotional depth that laid my heart bare. Not only does Brennan McPherson vividly describe the first days of human awakening; he also masterfully unmasks sin's effects through the broken relationship of Adam and Eve." (Mesu Andrews, Christy award-winning author of Isaiah's Daughter)

©2020 Brennan McPherson (P)2020 Brennan McPherson

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Not Believable.

Zero stars would have been justified. Just to far fetched. Never like it when you stray from the facts.

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Eden

Thanks for this work of fiction about the first family. I think Christians need to think deeply about scripture, keeping it lofty, while bringing it down to the practical way it was lived out. There are many lessons to be learned from our meditation of scripture, putting ourselves in the roles of those written about and in the situations they lived out. We learn more about our
Lord that way, and about ourselves, as long as we stick with what scripture says.

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Interesting but implications are kind of frightening.

I enjoyed the story overall. And it’s just a story. I like the way that knowledge was gained by trial and error as well as passed on from the father. I found it curious that the relationship between Adam and Eve resembles a modern day dysfunctional relationship. He loves her, he’s frightened of her, he needs her, he despises her, he flares with temper and burns with desire for her. I guess that’s the human drama that ensues when we were kicked out of the garden of Eden. But there are undertones of blame. It’s Eve’s fault. She wanted children and browbeat Adam into “letting” her get pregnant. She didn’t go on a journey the day she gave birth to two babies while she was still bleeding, yet she’s the bad guy. Adam tried but Eve was the one that turned away. Adam could not make her happy. It’s all so misogynistic. Adam says he broke the world but doesn’t really take any real responsibility. He doesn’t really see what she went through, only the hardships he has endured and only described in depth his own struggle, not even bothering to try to understand what Eve went through as well.
Granted I’m not a bible scholar but implications of the attitude toward women in this book is scary. No wonder men of “faith” feel justified in beating, raping and generally repressing women everywhere. Aside from that it’s entertaining enough, again I can’t say how accurate is with regard to biblical tradition as I’m not a biblical scholar. Perhaps someday someone will write a creation story that doesn’t paint men as innocent victims and women as the root of all evil.

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Great story

I love a fictional story that is based on truth and this book does just that. Many times we hear the bible stories but we miss the little pebbles of insight. Mr.McPherson picks up those pebbles and tosses them into the story to create a very plausible situation or outcome.
I also enjoyed that it is written from Adam's point of view. Great job. I am starting Flood as soon as I submit this reveiw.

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Fresh look at Adam and Eve

I really enjoyed the “what If” approach to applying some logical thinking about the most ancient of all Bible stories. A look at how the cursed could have played out between Adam and Eve resonated with me. The narration was also fantastic. Well worth the purchase!

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Astounding and touching

As a curmudgeonly old protestant, I don't often go in for biblical fiction.
This earthy and accurate rendering of the fall of man refreshed my spirit.
I only disagreed on one scriptural point; but after digging into the Bible like I haven't in a while, my misunderstanding was corrected.
Reading Flood next.
Well done, mister.

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very Good!

I loved the narrator and the story! well worth it!
tThank you!
I will buy the next in the series.

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Righteous Thought Provoking Entertainment

Today in our culture so much entertainment provokes thoughts about sexuality and spirituality in direct opposition to biblical teachings. It’s at once refreshing and tantalizing to have this fictional work provoking the mind in ways that are theologically sound. It’s definitely a book to be shared and I hope it will become a movie!

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Amazing!

This was much better than I expected it to be, especially with the author narrating it! It made the beginning of time so much more realistic to me. After the fall Adam and Eve were completely miserable. I caught myself wanting to pray for them! I can't wait to listen to the rest in the series.

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Excellent Story

Loved it. Makes you look at how sin impacts all relationship. Yet you see God's grace and mercy

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Thought provoking

A really interesting view of the beginning of all things. Quite a topic to explore. Definitely reading the next book!

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