This book is an amazing and visual retelling of the Creation story with some surprising twists. This is the third book I’ve read by Wm. Paul Young, the others being The Shack and Cross Roads. His gift for imagery and storytelling always blows me away. His gift of making me think more in depth about aspects of God and the Bible that I thought I knew, even more so.
Lilly is a young woman who has been chosen to witness a major event in human and heavenly history. She’s also in cryostasis, her body in dire need of medical attention. Her body is found in a shipping container that has washed up on the shores of someplace that isn’t Earth. Inside the container are 11 0ther girls and one man. All murdered and Lilly has no recollection of who she is, who they were, what happened to them or who the people are that have been taking care of her.
That’s when Eve, wife of Adam, mother of Cain, Abel and the rest of mankind, shows up to help Lilly discover her past and her purpose.
I have to admit, I enjoyed this story better than Cross Roads. However, only by a small margin and for reasons I can’t even begin to explain. Eve kept me wondering what was next and just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, Mr. Young did as he always does and zig when I thought he was going to zag. While it didn’t have the gut-wrenching draw that The Shack had, I was still in tears by the end and so wanting a little “face-to-face” time with Adonai myself.
I hope you’ll check it out and when you’ve finished reading it (or if you have already) I would really enjoy reading your impressions of the story.