Thursday, February 28, 2013

REVIEW: The Garden: The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve by Paul T Harry

Title: The Garden: The Unauthorized Biography of Adam and Eve
Series: none
Author: Paul T Harry
Published Date: Dec 20, 2012
Publisher: Sphere Publishing LLC
Format: ebook
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0988785803
Copy provided by: Innovative Online Book Tours
Genre: religious sci-fi
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Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Synopsis: Nearly every religion and society in the world today begins with their story with Adam and Eve. And yet, this most basic story is couched in mysticism, myth, and vague detail. Did such a couple really exist? Were they the first man and woman on our planet–or is there more to the story?
For two hundred thousand years the Neanderthal race ruled Earth, then mysteriously, 40,000 years ago they disappeared forever leaving behind a new race of people, the Cro-Magnon. Why? What happened back then that changed our history?
The Garden of Eden, a perfect home built and designed for two people, until the serpent arrived. Who was the serpent? And what was he doing there in the first place? Is there a chance that the serpent is actually a reference to some hidden sexual transgression?
Imagine traveling billions of light years across space to settle an unknown world populated by primitive barbarians. Imagine being alone, just you and your spouse, the two of you in charge of an entire world with only your faith and your mission to guide you—and, of course, the devil waiting for that first fatal mistake.
Could you have done things better?
The Garden 
A Love Story 
A Saga of Good vs Evil
The Beginning of Humanity’s Historic Journey

My review: I'd like to thank the author and Innovative Online Book Tours for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
I picked up this book for a few reasons. First, I'm a big science fiction fan. I love sci-fi. Second, I'm currently a month behind a rather large endeavor to read the entire Bible in one year. Out of the two months of the year so far, I'm....a month behind.... And finally, I have a guilty pleasure of watching the history channel, especially when they go into the whole "aliens were the beginning of our civilization" theme. 
I cannot imagine a better mesh of those three than this book. A lot of us like to laugh at the crackpots who say UFOs exist. But on a realistic note, look how big the universe is, if even one thousandth of those stars had planets, and one thousandth of those planets were inhabitable, and a thousandth of those inhabitable planets had some sort of intelligent species, and one thousandth of those intelligent species could be space travelers....then this book could very well have happened. 
I loved every minute of this book, from the very beginning to past when Kane killed Able. And yes, I finally have my answer of how the heck Noah could have lived over 800 years. 


  1. Wow, I agree, this actually sounds incredibly interesting! I think a sci if take on Adam and Eve could be awesome as long as its handled well. I hadn't heard of this one before but I'll have to check it out now. I'm a total sucker for those Ancient Alien type shows too XD

  2. Kristin,

    Thanks for the fantasmic review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story. And since you like scifi so well might I suggest THE 5 MOONS OF TIIANA, my previous novel. It's a journey unto itself.