Havah: A Novel

Havah: A Novel Tosca Lee
  • Title: Havah: A Novel
  • Author: Tosca Lee
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  • Havah: A Novel Tosca Lee Havah A Novel New York Times bestselling and award winning author Tosca Lee shares the passionate and riveting story of the Bible s first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise Publishers W
    New York Times bestselling and award winning author Tosca Lee shares the passionate and riveting story of the Bible s first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise Publishers Weekly, starred review.Created, not born Her name is Eve Myth and legend shroud her in mystery Now hear her story.She knew this earth when it was perfect as she was perfNew York Times bestselling and award winning author Tosca Lee shares the passionate and riveting story of the Bible s first woman and her remarkable journey after being cast from paradise Publishers Weekly, starred review.Created, not born Her name is Eve Myth and legend shroud her in mystery Now hear her story.She knew this earth when it was perfect as she was perfect, a creature without flaw Created by God in a manner like no other, Eve lived in utter peace as the world s first woman, until she made a choice, one mistake for which all of humanity would suffer But what did it feel like to be the first person to sin and experience exile to see innocence crumble so vividly and to witness a new strange, darker world emerge in its place From paradise to exile, from immortality to the death of Adam, experience the epic dawn of mankind through the eyes and heart of Eve the woman first known as Havah.
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    About Tosca Lee


    1. Superior storytelling Publishers Weekly Tosca Lee is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of THE PROGENY, FIRSTBORN, ISCARIOT THE LEGEND OF SHEBA DEMON A MEMOIR HAVAH THE STORY OF EVE and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker FORBIDDEN, MORTAL, SOVEREIGN A notorious night owl, she loves watching TV, eating bacon, playing Call of Duty and football with her kids, and sending cheesy texts to her husband You can find Tosca at ToscaLee, on social media, or hanging around the snack table And don t forget to check out ISMENI, the free e short prequel to THE LEGEND OF SHEBA For book release news and giveaways, join Tosca Lee s Nocturnal Cafe group show


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    1. To start off, I think I ll sum things up easily by stating this Havah took my breath away If that sounds a bit romantic, it s because I meant it to Not the clique kind of romantic, but the awe inspiring, fearful romance between a creation and its creator Havah is a beautiful novel written about God s love, His desire for a relationship with His Creation, and the agony of our relationship with Him being broken because of our own disobedience.The story begins with Eve being created from Adam Writt [...]

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    2. A very interesting take on the Biblical account of Adam and Eve Havah While much of the book is literary license, there are some very pointed insights from this book One thing that stood out to me was Eve s constant struggle throughout her life with Adam s betrayal before God Scripture notes that Adam was with Eve when she ate the fruit, yet did nothing to prevent her from doing so When God questions Adam as to why he ate, Adam blames the woman for giving him the fruit Nothing new there humans h [...]

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    3. Ack This book was on my to read list for SO long My libraries in Arizona didn t carry it and I m loathe to purchase books at full price After moving to Washington, I had to see if the local library carries it Success I had to put it on hold and wait for it to come available but I was so excited to finally read this story of Eve.The Bible doesn t give us much information about Adam and Eve s life after the garden and even less information about their life before they sinned I just don t think the [...]

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    4. From a Christian point of view this book went too far off the course of the real thing, and there were plenty of things that bothered me Not to mention Adam and Eve spend their entire lives long, long, long lives yearning for the Garden of Eden and resenting one another for getting kicked out of it Also, they yearn for the One God who is apparently absent for most of their lives though they do have dreams visions on occasion from God That s not my view of God at all, so it bothered me that Lee m [...]

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    5. I really enjoyed reading this book It was the first book I ve read by Tosca Lee and it won t be the last one As I read, it felt like being there with the creation of the first man and woman Her detailed explanation as to how the entire world changed with just one touch of the forbidden tree brought things to mind that I would never have considered Our world has never been the same since and will never be again until the second coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ Thank you TL for taking me on this j [...]

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    6. It is an awesome rendering of a most powerful story LOVED it, front to back The first person of this book also is great in the fact that you see and clearly understand that Eve was made second in Adam s image, not in God s image as Adam was She was Adam s helpmate and being so they struggled in their relationship as all human women and men do just imagine being the only couple on earth and no one to bounce off of your frustrations or to ask someone for help insight She was faulty which we all k [...]

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    7. This was an intriguing look at the Biblical Character of Eve Havah A bit slow in the beginning, the story of the Fall is so clearly presented in all its consequences You grow to care about this woman and the challenges that life presents to hercially her lingering memories of the Garden of Eden and her relationship with God the One I thoroughly enjoyed her creating a fully woman s experiences, as Eve loves her husband, her children, her animals and wonders as to the time they would be able to ov [...]

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    8. Put aside the flannel graph figures of the Adam and Eve, and the coloring pages of the Garden of Eden This book fills in the details behind the well known Sunday school story, from the creation of Eve until almost a millennium later Beginning at the moment that God the One calls out Wake to the woman he s just taken from Adam s side, Eve tells us the joys, pains, victories, and mistakes of her life The first part of the book describes life in the garden, showing us how the perfection of that wor [...]

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    9. I thought that Havah would be this nice little historical fiction book about Eve and I was looking forward to it I had no idea what I was getting intoWOW The scope of this project was huge we are talking covering about 900 years where we have a little fact in Genesis and a lot of speculation Tosca manages to take all of that and make Eve a real woman who engineered the downfall of man, birthed the world of man, helped form civilization, went from paradise to life as we have never known it and ye [...]

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    10. I tried really hard to read this book based on all the good reviews I couldn t get into the style it was written though A little too fantasy for me I couldn t keep up with whose thoughts were in italics Sometimes it was Adam s, sometimes Eve s, God s and maybe even animals angels I thought it might get better, so I jumped ahead 100 pages and it was still in the mythical concept Just seemed to unreal to me It s probably one of those books that if you are really in the mood for it, it would blow y [...]

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    11. In this place, there is no death, no pain, no birth Havah awakens in splendor, opens her eyes to beauty and beholds the exquisite world around her With no cognition of birth, sin or fear, her awareness is only that of knowing and that of pure innocence The beauty of nature, the taste of pleasure and the intimacy of Adam Havah tells the story of the first woman according to Old Testament that was created in the voice of Eve from the Bible With her exotic detail to the brilliant world around her, [...]

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    12. Oh geez This is the second time in as many weeks that a book has brought me to tears AND I m at work Nice to see you, customer, now just pretend you didn t see me sniffling WAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHThis is basically Havah Eve telling the story of her life, beginning on the day she was formed from Adam s rib and ending on the day she dies Wait, was that a spoiler Nah The reader is taken on a journey from Eden into exile and gets to see briefly mentioned biblical events in greater detail, as imagined by [...]

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    13. I had the pleasure of being stuck in traffic for over an hour with Tosca Lee while transporting her to a banquet for our local Christian Writer s Conference over a week ago.We talked the entire time and I learned how she got her start in writing I was ashamed to admit to her that while I had known of her for years I had never read any of her books She was very gracious about it Well I remedied that situation in a couple of days when I saw her books on a table at the conference and this one caugh [...]

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    14. I was totally enraptured by Iscariot, my first read by author Tosca Lee and I couldn t wait to read this book, Havah The Story of Eve Once again the author has stunned me with the beauty of her writing and the magic she weaves as she take the reader on a glorious and realistic re imagining of the first woman and mother of all humankind, Havah Eve I eagerly devoured every word, every chapter in this book I had to hear her story from beginning to end I felt transported to the garden at the very mo [...]

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    15. I received this book in a giveaway I thought it was well written, but I just never felt engaged by this story of Eve and her fall from grace.

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    16. I read Paradise Lost in a college literature class many years ago, but I still remember how it wrenched my heart Milton s portrayal of the perfection of Adam and Eve s Garden of Eden made me long to to go there, and his description of how they lost it all through one rash choice made me weep Tosca Lee s Havah the story of Eve is a modern version of the same story, and I loved it too I loved getting the chance to imagine along with Lee what happened between the verses of Genesis She puts flesh on [...]

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    17. This is, perhaps surprisingly, a retelling of the Adam and Eve myth Surprising because I am not at all religious, but I must admit I was persuaded to give this one a go because Tosca Lee s name has been bandied about as a striking and controversial author of biblical fiction, and glancing at her back catalogue I notice she has a penchant for writing about pariahs and rehabilitating them Eve, Judas, the Queen of Sheba I also read a free sample of her work before taking the plunge, and it seemed t [...]

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    18. I wasn t sure what to expect going into this book, but I can tell you that I was pleasantly surprised Tosca handled all the issues well, stayed close to the biblical account, and gave reasonable viewpoints of how things could have been back then in the Garden of Eden The bible doesn t go into detail about what Adam and Eve did after the Fall, so it was neat to read Tosca s account of Havah s life her many struggles and sorrows after they left the Garden It was a grim read at times, but all too t [...]

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    19. After reading Havah, I will never look at the first five chapters of Genesis the same I have never been so emotionally impacted by a book not that I can remember The author made the Garden of Eden, the relationship that Adam and Eve enjoyed with God, the love and emotionally intimacy shared between Adam and Eve before the fall, so real so relevant to me that for the first time, I realized how devastating the whole thing was in a literal sense, not just in some abstract, that happened to someone [...]

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    20. Havah The Story of Eve is a speculative fiction love story The early chapters in the book of Genesis outline Adam and Eve s story We know the basic plot Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and were banished from the Garden of Eden Later on in the story their eldest son, Cain, murdered his younger brother, Abel.The beauty of this book is the way the author has interpreted the events outlined in Genesis and brought these characters to life on the page The story is a fascinating and thought provok [...]

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    21. I really enjoy stories that are traditionally told by men being retold from a woman s perspective I was excited to pick this book up, thinking it would be along the lines of The Red Tent a Biblical story told from the women who lived it I say lived because these stories are fictional.Havah is the story of the birth of Eve, the fall from Eden and her subsequent life with Adam, and the children they have together I think Tosca does a beautiful job of capturing what it might have been like for Eve [...]

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    22. This book caught my interest the minute I heard about it I know several of you read or tried to read Demon, it wasn t for everyone I even struggled with it because it made me a bit uncomfortable.Havah is the Story of Eve as the subtitle says I understand that this is not necessarily how it was, but it sure was fun to imagine it.Where they able to run with the Gazelles Did they take naps while using a Lion as a pillow What was it like to walk with God Did it rain How big was the garden Did they g [...]

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    23. In the beginning , God saw that the world was empty so he created Man in his own image , God then saw that Man would be lonely, so he put the man to sleep and with one of the man s ribs he created a companion for man and called her woman Who were these people Man s name was not Tarzan but Adam and Woman s name was not Jane but Eve However after reading Havah, I discovered that Havah in fact is another name for Eve In most novels that we read about the Creation and the beginning times, they tend [...]

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    24. Havah The Story of Eve by Tosca LeeThis is a beautifully written story of the first woman, for believers, and a fictional exploration of the fall of man The point of view is Havah s Eve , and it s a fascinating tale of love, innocence, ease and worship of The One in the garden that turns sour as soon as the lovely serpent starts questioning things The guilt lies heavily on both Havah and the adam Adam after the first couple is evicted and the garden and its inhabitants are destroyed, but she alw [...]

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    25. I read this book simply because I wanted to see how Tosca Lee wrote on her own I had read another book she co authored and did not enjoy it very much so I thought I would see if I liked anything she wrote on her own I chose this one because it was the only one by her that our library had.The subject and storyline was very interesting I thought she covered all kinds of things that I would not have thought of at all She also made me feel like the story was complete when I finished it I had no loos [...]

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    26. Tosca Lee has got to be one of the most talented authors in Christian fiction today It has been such a long time since I read a novel with as much depth as this one had Normally, I fly through books as so many of them have similar storylines and plot devices, but I found myself slowly and methodically reading this book, absorbing each and every page This book changed my perceptions of those early days from Genesis that I am familiar with Tosca s ability to convey the joy of Adam and Eve s time i [...]

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    27. I didn t like the first book I read from this author, Demon A Memoir, so I started Havah The Story of Eve with a little apprehension But after reading it, I did like it Havah is a somewhat loose literal that sounds like a contradiction retelling of the Genesis story of the first man and woman with a twist, it was told from the point of view of Eve It was heartbreaking to read about the irrevocable loss of Paradise from just a single disobedient act, the gradual fall of man and nature and the all [...]

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    28. SO depressing The beginning is weird and esoteric, written almost as a stream of consciousness, with God just a vague presence instead of walking with them After the fall Adam and Eve never mend their relationship Adam is silent and withdrawn They have no hope, except that their first son will somehow return them to the garden The main thing they long for is to go back, not to have restored relationship with God There is weird sexual tension between them and some of their children They have no c [...]

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    29. The story of Eve, that s the subtitle It could be said it is the The Story of Eve, the story of women.I could not put this book down I soaked in the words of Havah s story I felt a kinship with her, felt her guilt, her sorrows, her joy and her grief I cried when she called in a broken woman s voice, Adonai and didn t receive an answer How much grievous it had t have been for her after talking to God and hearing from Him in a way none of us have, to lose that would have crushed most of us Yet, G [...]

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    30. Let me start by saying that Tosca Lee is my current favorite author I ve never seen someone weave words and scenes with the ability she has Iscariot haunted me and still does with a compassionate Jesus I had never seen before Demon was taut and riveting, and I closed the book with a new vision of just how much God loves me and all humanity Having said that, Havah just didn t live up to my hopes There were a couple powerful scenes and moments of sparkling dialogue that I had to read aloud because [...]

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