The First Love Story

The First Love Story

Adam, Eve, and Us

Large Print - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, 2017
Edition: First large print edition
ISBN: 9781524756215
Branch Call Number: LP 222.11092 Fei
Characteristics: 450 pages : illustrations


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Jun 16, 2017

An insightful and well-researched survey of the theology, mythology and sociology surrounding the story of Adam and Eve. My only complaint is that, at times, the book reads too much like the script for a documentary travelogue. Without the sound and pictures, the people and places, it doesn't quite come alive. I hope PBS and a production company bring the book into development and onto the small screen. It will make a wonderful series.

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