Beginning: The Fall of Man
A casual reading of the fall of man described in Genesis 3 might cause the reader to think God created the world in six days, rested on the seventh day, and Adam and Eve ruined it on the eighth day. But, we have no way of knowing how long Adam and Eve enjoyed the Garden before suffering their punishment. “Beginning” explores the idea that Adam and Eve enjoy their perfect world for a long while until Eve realizes she has a deep and unmet desire. Instead of taking her problem to God, she looks for another solution that causes her to be tempted to her shame and downfall. Readers will be captivated as they read vivid descriptions of the new world’s plant and animal life, and they will come to understand the grim consequences of disobedience.
NOTE: Please note the story contains a graphic description of labor pains in sharp contrast to the ease in which animals give birth to illustrate important effects of the fall of man. This may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Use professional discretion.