Is there a connection between the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane?
Follow Adam and Eve as the sly serpent deceives them to rebel against God in Eden and Jesus as he prepares to restore humanity’s relationship with God in Gethsemane.
Tainted Beauty is a short story recounting Adam and Eve’s fall in the Garden of Eden and Jesus’ preparation to offer himself in the Garden of Gethsemane to fix the sin of humanity. The first of a series called Images Transformed, it takes poetic license to show the connections between the two gardens as images in the Bible.
“Not a lot of detail is given in the Bible about these details that Jonathan gives in his fictional portrayal but because of the way he writes, it is a chance to allow “real life” to happen in our minds and I appreciate this short story.” – Michael Srock
“Christians everywhere can learn some new insights from this modern-language retelling of the two gardens, Eden and Gethsemane, told back to back for maximum impact. The language is simple enough that children can understand it yet has depth and understanding that can bring new insights to adults. Regardless of your denomination or age, you’ll enjoy this story.” – Laiss
“Jonathan Srock does an exemplary job in attracting the reader’s attention with this age old story. The deceptive ways of the devil are seen. The enemy’s plan was and is the same. It is as Jonathan unfolds Adam’s and Eve’s unwise decisions that we recognize Satan’s plan to rip us from any relationship with a holy GOD.” – Walt Smith
“If you’re looking for an enjoyable retelling of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, this story is for you. It is short and a bit humorous. The taking on of sin by Jesus is also written in a way that makes one ponder the weight of his decision and sacrifice.” – P. K. Macy
“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 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.” – Madalyn