Welcome to my stop on the Celebrate Lit’s Book Tour for “Forever Loved, Eve’s Story”. You will learn about the book, the author, my thoughts on the book, get dates for the other stops, and have an opportunity to enter the $25 Amazon giveaway. Who doesn’t need a $25 card? Let’s start with my thoughts on this book.
Author Joanna May Chee has written “A Creative Retelling” of Eve’s story. I am a fan of biblical fiction but don’t like it when they change the story to take too many liberties. This book is so wonderful it would be hard not to like it. It is a paperback that has less than one hundred forty pages, so it could be a quick read. I savored it.
Opening the book is the author’s story. She has a quaint style of writing that I found to be pleasant, Sentences are short but meaningful. I felt as if the author was being transparent and sharing herself.
The beginning of Eve’s chapters talking about this being a book about a Father and Daughter caught me off guard. I always think of Eve being Adam’s wife and often forget she was the first daughter. This was a lovely reminder.
Eve’s chapters are only one or two pages long, but they are powerful. The emotions felt real. I smiled, I warmed, I was devastated, and I cried. This is a thought provoking book for all women.
The last section is “Your Story”. It includes a reflection, prayers and an invitation. This is a chance to accept Jesus or perhaps deepen your relationship with Abba. After information about the author is a sample of the accompanying Devotional Bible Study.
I highly recommend this book to all women. Get a group, read it by yourself, or grab your best friend, just read it! You will be so glad. This is a God glorifying book. It will remind you that you are a beloved daughter of the true God. Are you smiling now? I am. This earned a 5 star rating. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but I was under no obligation to write a review. These are my own honest thoughts.
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. The First to be tempted. 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!
Click here to purchase your copy!
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.coma 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/https://mumskidsjesus.com/
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.
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?
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.
Forever Loved Blog Stops
A Baker’s Perspective, January 26
Real World Bible Study, January 27
Aryn the Libraryan, January 28
Robin is Bookish, January 28
My Devotional Thoughts, January 29
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 29
Margaret Kazmierczak, January 30
All-of-a-kind Mom, January 31
Mary Hake, January 31
Godly Book Reviews, February 1
Lights in a Dark World, February 1
Midnight Bookaholic, February 2
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 2
Bibliophile Reviews, February 3
One Emergent Life, February 4
Pause for Tales, February 4
Texas Book-aholic, February 5
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, February 6
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 6
Janices book reviews, February 7
Carpe Diem, February 8
Forever Loved Giveaway
To celebrate her tour, Joanna is giving away a grand prize of a signed copy of ‘Forever Loved: Eve’s Story’ plus $25 Amazon voucher!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops below for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d8d5/forever-loved-eve-s-story-celebration-tour-giveaway