When We Were Eve: Uncovering the Woman God Created You to Be
In When We Were Eve, Colleen Mitchell draws on the creation story in Genesis to show women God’s gracious plan for their whole being: body and soul in harmony with themselves, others, creation and their Creator. Through her own story and those of other women, she explores the many ways women struggle with their bodies and the way a biblical understanding of what it means to be a woman can bring them peace and joy.
“Eve in Eden is woman in her perfection,” writes Mitchell. “The last note of the creation song states that the man and his wife were both naked and they were not ashamed.… This is the perfected state of our humanity—vulnerable, open, aware of our bodies and ourselves and understanding of others. Intimately free to be who we are before God.”
Through the stories of Eve (before and after the Fall), Bathsheba, Hannah, the woman of Proverbs 31, Sarah from the Book of Tobit, the hemorrhaging woman in Mark’s Gospel, the synagogue leader’s daughter, and the bride from the Song of Songs, she helps readers find new perspectives on what it means to be a woman: young, old, single, married, mothers, nurturers, strong and vulnerable, loving and being loved.
Questions for reflection encourage readers to deepen their own awareness and a final section offers prayers for the many seasons and circumstances of a woman’s life.
The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.
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BEAUTIFUL!!!! Very well written! You can very easily grasp and understand the purpose and meaning that God has given us in our femininity as women of God. Mitchell's Way and style of writing pulled me with the knowledge to fully appreciate being a woman more than ever before. 'When We Were Eve' is now my favorite book and I highly recommend it to any woman who is seeking to understand God's great purpose for us in our true femaninity as women of God.
This book calls out to the heart of each woman, inviting her to rediscover herself and to grow in intimacy with God in the process.Of particular difficulty for women of course is our distorted view of self and our often troubled relationship with our bodies. Mitchell reminds us that we are comprised of both body and soul, and that this makeup requires us to maintain both body and soul through gentle physical and spiritual care.
Interwoven throughout the book are several stories from women sharing intimate pieces of their own journeys back to healthy relationships with themselves. This provides much to reflect upon.
Mitchell’s writing style is a breath of fresh air. In a world clamoring for our attention, she whispers truth into the weary souls of women. She is well versed in Scripture and the writings of the saints. It is also evident that she is very self-aware, making her well equipped to be our guide.
At the heart of her message, we learn that in being kind to ourselves we are not indulging in prideful self-love, but rather we are merely loving God and giving Him due glory. Every woman deserves to know the truth of her creation story, the truth of her place in the Kingdom of God. This book guides readers through the pathways that lead back to the Garden of Eden.
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