Sorry it’s been a few weeks since my last “First Line Friday”. I’ve been busy writing and reading a LOT! πŸ™‚ I recently finished a great non-fiction book called The Eden Concept. Keep reading for the First Line AND my review. πŸ™‚

Here’s my REVIEW:

The Eden Concept is an easy-to-read, uplifting book for men and women alike, whether they’re married or not. The authors’ focus on Biblical marriage and heart for Christian couples is inspiring from the first to last page. Readers will leave encouraged and counseled to follow after God in all their relationships.

Each chapter is filled with lots of Scripture, simple suggestions, and experiences to learn by. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married one year or twenty, whether you’re new parents, single or divorced, you’ll find encouragement and applicable wisdom. It even touches on how to love your spouse if they’re an unbeliever.

In our lost and hurting society, it’s refreshing to read a book that uplifts God’s view and purpose of marriage. I appreciated the honesty and the commitment. The message of glorifying God through our lives and relationships is one worth revisiting again and again.

The Eden Concept is a great reminder to take a closer look at our marriages and invest our whole hearts in strengthening our bond with our spouse. It would also make a great gift for newlyweds. I read through it quickly, but will be carrying its truth with me for a long time.

I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was requiredβ€”all opinions are my own.




Are you married? Do you wish to be? Do you have a good marriage, but desire for a better one? Are you struggling in your marriage and have questions? There is One with all the answers. The Eden Concept dismisses mankind’s view of marriage and sees it as God, the Absolute Authority, designed it. In this book, we throw out man’s happiness and self-gratification as the standard and instead elevate God’s Word as the design for a thriving and fulfilling marriage. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newlywed or have been married for 50 years, God wants to do a work in your life and for His glory. So, journey with us as we reveal God’s plan. We start with Adam and Eve and witness the devastation that sin brought to Eden. We present God’s perfect design for Eden and show you how to re-establish it in your own marriage. We address three areas in marriage that need cultivation. We examine the ruin caused by the thorns and thistles in Eden and learn how to uproot them. Then we touch on raising children, those tender plants of Eden. Finally, we give you a glimpse into the future, perfect marriage between Christ and His Bride and reveal how your marriage can be a witness of this perfection. Get ready, once you understand marriage God’s way, there is no turning back.


And the first lines are:

“Darkness shrouded the surface of the deep, and the earth hung formless and empty. Then the Creator of heaven and earth spoke.”


Find “The Eden Concept” on

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18 comments on “The Eden Concept REVIEW & FIRST LINE FRIDAY
  1. Susan Dyer says:

    Happy Friday!

    This week my FLF comes from Still Me by JoJo Moyes.

    It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  2. Becky Smith says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott:

    β€œKizzie Atwell felt her breathing become more labored.”

  3. Suzie says:

    Happy First February Friday! How’s that for alliteration? πŸ™‚

    Here are the first couple lines from one I recently finished:

    Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her. She rocked as if on giant waves. (from Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard.

  4. Cute cover! This is the perfect book for Valentine’s Day. πŸ™‚ Happy Friday friend!

  5. Hmm. That first line seems familiar. πŸ˜‰ Great review.
    I’m sharing the first line from Anne Mateer’s No Small Storm over on my blog, so I’ll share a different line here. It’s from A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears:
    September 1885
    At the sound of running footsteps, Kate Donovan glanced up from dumping mop water in the alleyway outside the school building.
    Happy weekend!

  6. Happy reading and writting. On my blog I am featuring one of my favorite author’s booksp. It shows how It as can be used to effect an perception of a person or event. I am reading THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Sophie Henaff. The FL is “Paris, August 9, 2012 Anne Capestan was standing at her kitchen window waiting for dawn to arrive. She drained her mug in one gulp and set it down on the shiny green tablecloth. She had just drunk her last coffee as a police officer. Or had she?”

  7. Ellie says:

    The book you are featuring sounds really good! I’ll have to look into it.

    I’m currently reading Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray. The first line in the introduction is β€œI can’t recall the first time I tried green beans, but I do know I have decided to hate them forever.”

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Ha, what a great first line… so full of personality. Made me laugh. πŸ™‚ Hope you get to check out The Eden Concept. It really was worth the read!

  8. Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from the three novellas in A Night in Grosvenor Square. It’s a new Timeless Regency Collection. I’m 1/2 way done, and I’m loving it so much. Currently, I’m starting chapter 5 in the second story, so I’ll share that first line here:

    “In spite of Anne’s attempts to distract herself from thoughts of Davis Whitledge, hours of repetitive work allowed her mind to drift.”

  9. Iola says:

    Have a great weekend!

    I’ve shared from The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel. I’m really enjoying it. Here’s the first line:

    “Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to the past. But it’s not that simple.”

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Iola! Kristy Cambron’s book is next up for me too. πŸ™‚ I need to check out Lindsay’s book. I’ve seen it around online a lot and it looks good! πŸ™‚

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