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The sin of disobedience started from our first parents. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit in Eden. It was against the command God gave them. As a result, they were chased out of paradise. Life was no longer as sweet as it used to be. They had to suffer to make ends meet.
Killing Abel by Micheal Tieman narrated the first few chapters of the Bible. It was told in an interesting fictional way. When Adam and Eve left Eden, they toiled for a living. They gave birth to Cain and Abel. The desire for sin, hatred, and jealousy was found in Cain. On the other hand, Abel was virtuous. This evil passion in Cain led him to kill Abel. Eva wanted revenge for Abel's death but Cain's mark stood in the way. Did Cain suffer for killing Abel? You will find out when you read the book.
Micheal Tieman told this story of the first few chapters of the Bible with creative dexterity. If you find it hard to understand the historical events that happened after creation, reading this book will explain everything to you. Having read the book from cover to cover, I realized that there is a reward for anything one does. The reward may be positive or negative. Every man must receive his reward based on his actions.
The book has the themes of disobedience, sin, jealousy, anger, suffering, death, and love of God. These themes were used to portray the characters and how it affects them.
I enjoyed every bit of this book. It is not a fast-paced book. It allowed for a proper understanding of the historic events of the first few chapters of the Bible. I have read the Bible but reading this widened my understanding. The chapters are chronologically arranged. One event comes after the other. In the process of narration, the author added suggestions to the story being told. It appeared as though I had someone acting out the scenes to me. The choice of words used by Adam and Eve when they were remorseful was awesome. I love how the generation after Adam and Eve were constantly relying on God's help and mercy through their actions and words.
There was nothing that I disliked about the book. It was exceptionally edited that I was left with no other option than to give it four out of four stars. I’d recommend it to children, adults, and parents who desire to understand the historical events of the first few chapters of the Bible. It can be used as a Bible story for teaching in churches, homes, and missionary schools.
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