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The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us
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The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us


From the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness.

Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world.

In this fresh retelling of their story, New York Times columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton's London to Mae West's Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history's first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love.

Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, The First Love Story is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture's imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today.

Title:The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:306 pages
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  • Peter Wilkes
    Mar 24, 2017

    This book works at every level. I purchased a hard copy of this book for my personal library and will be reading it again and again. Meticulous in his research, eloquent in his approach, and profound ...

  • Melissa Barton
    Jun 12, 2017

    When I received a copy of this book I admit to not really knowing what to expect. I had heard the author on a podcast I like and honestly, that is the biggest reason this book moved to the top of my "...

  • Helga Cohen
    Jun 15, 2017

    I have always liked this author and have read all of his books. His latest is a new retelling of the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible. He writes with much insight and wisdom and has done quite a lot...

  • Collected Works
    Mar 10, 2017

    I think it's safe to say we all know the story of Adam and Eve, even if we don't know any other story in the Bible. What exactly do we know, though? We know Adam was created from the ground, that Eve ...

  • John
    Mar 28, 2017

    Quite good! Spent much time on Google looking at pictures of the Sistine chapel's paintings. Never studied them much before but found them quite interesting. Also looked at Genesis in the bible again....

  • Vicki
    Mar 25, 2017

    Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses, revisits the story of Adam and Eve. Having heard the creation story countless times, I thought I knew it i...

  • Rhonda Lomazow
    Mar 12, 2017

    I won this book through Goodreads.A wonderful read .an inspirationl look at Adam &Eve as a love story with a lot of focus on Eve,Mr.Feller makes us laugh shares with us personal moments in his familie...

  • Carolyn Thomas
    May 06, 2017

    This is a fascinating look at Adam and Eve through different eyes - a Jewish scholar, an art historian, a fundamentalist Christian preacher to name but a few - and certainly puts "flesh" on the bare b...

  • Ann
    May 12, 2017

    If I did not know that the author is a male, I would have thought this book was written by a woman. I loved it. My husband and I celebrated our 51st anniversary as I was reading this book. What a gift...

  • Mich
    Jun 19, 2017

    Veiled explores the Old Testament story of Adam and Eve and finds it in relationships that mirror any couple's. Love, loyalty, borrow when one son kills another. He tends to go off on tangents such th...