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.”


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