So what does the story of Adam and Eve have to do with us today? Well, let me tell you, brothers and sisters, a lot. In Bruce Feiler’s fascinating and eye-opening new book, he re-examines the story–its impact through the ages–the authors, theologians and celebrities who have influenced our understanding of the original version in the Bible. Feiler’s book sheds light on how we have defined love based on that story, how we view relationships, marriage, and sex. Each chapter is more engaging and astonishing than the previous, with stories and insights into the influence of such writers as Augustine, Milton, Darwin, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mae West and Hemingway. Feiler redeems the story from its sexist taint. Through Feiler’s research and insights, it’s no longer a story of temptation, sin and Fall, brought on by the weakness of the woman, but rather Felier understands it as a celebration of Eve’s curiosity and the ups and downs of any healthy marriage. The book is a mini course in history, religion, literature, and pop culture. The original texts demonstrated that Adam and Eve were made equal in the eyes of God. One thing was for sure–they loved each other and understood that that love was worth fighting for. Excellent book!