What a great book! We, as women, daughters of Eve, are so very important to Heavenly Father's plan. This book is so well thought out and documents explanations with scripture and the words of the prophets. I will read it again and again, but I want everyone else to read it too! I have it here and would love to loan it to anyone who would like to read it (and return it to me, of course).
At the risk of violating copyright, here's some excerpts from the back cover:
Because Eve's story and the choice made in Eden have been so negatively addressed through the centuries, author Beverly Campbell believes it is time for us to examine anew this story and its consequences...The insights presented here may well change or perception of Adam and Eve and the Garden experience. We come to recognize that Eve was foreordained to be a partner, organizer, builder, and co-creator. We come to understand how apparently conflicting commandments gave opportunity for the exercise of choice and agency..., the partnership between motherhood and priesthood emerges as empowering and essential to our progression...the vital premise of this book is set with President Gordon B. Hinckley's gentle counsel regarding that first woman of Creation: "I like to regard Eve as His masterpieces after all that had gone before, the final work before He rested from His labors." Sister Campbell relies throughout on the clarifying insights and words of our prophets...this exploration of the events surrounding Adam and Eve's transgression to mortality testifies to the reality of an eternal God who created the earth, to the necessity of our own tests and trials, and to the glory of the promised Savior, whose Atonement makes possible our ultimate return to that selfsame Heavenly Father who created us.
Call or email me (Tammy, 816-804-0848) if you'd like to borrow it!