Two significant gardens appear in the Bible. The Garden of Eden is where everything began, including the entrance of sin into the world. But in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus took the weight of the worlds sin and the cup of judgment for all of us.

Imagine what it was like in those gardens.



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My new short story explores the world of Eden and Gethsemane, focusing on the significance of both gardens. Adam and Eve allowed sin into the world and Jesus paid the ultimate price for sin.

This short story is the first of many in the series “Images Transformed.” It explores the biblical images and their part in God’s redemptive plan.

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“Adam, Eve, Jesus and his disciples are all brought to life and humanized in this lively, highly readable, modern version of the biblical stories that are well known and loved by Christians throughout the world. In this rendition, The stories draw the connections between what believers know as original sin and the Crucifixion. Srock’s dialogue is fresh and breathes new life into timeless characters, making this story a must read for Christians of all ages.”    -Madeleine Slovenz

“In ‘Tainted Beauty’ he has a way of drawing you in and painting a picture of the garden of Eden that Adam and Eve lived in, and how the snake manipulated them with the consequences most of us are familiar with, and he then links it to another biblical story we are all familiar with. It’s an easy and enjoyable read for every one, no matter your background or age. Have fun reading it.“      -Tjitske Duiker

“You are my fixed star, just like that one,” Adam says to Eve in Jonathan Srock’s sensitive and poignant telling of a tale of two gardens, ‘Tainted Beauty’.  This rich interweaving of two great Bible stories retold both entertains, and enters into the contemplation of a great Mystery!  Highly Recommended!”    -Andrew Fairchild

“A believable take on the day Man fell. Jonathan has taken the well-known story of Adam and Eve and fleshed out an interesting narrative, without taking from the truth as God told it. The relationship tainted by rebellion is renewed as the Son of God dies in our place. You will enjoy this story. “ -Vuyo Ngcakani

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