The Serpent Beguiled Eve (Novel)

Book Release: November 14, 2014
The Serpent Beguiled Eve (Novel)


A young married woman with two daughters deals with her husband’s infidelity and his struggle with homosexuality. She seeks spiritual counsel, but when her husband refuses to cooperate with spiritual leaders—other than on a surface level—she has to make the most important decision of her life.

Dove Review

For the author: This book is well written. You obviously have a strong grasp of the English language and vocabulary. I see that you have previously written another book. This one, “The Serpent Beguiled Eve,” always retains respect and reverence for the God of the Bible. And yet you have written about a difficult but contemporary issue: being married to a man who reveals he is gay, and trying to find him help and counseling although he refuses it. You kept my interest by hinting that things were not to be or were going to get worse, and this bit of mystery led to turning the page to learn, “What happens next?”

You do a good job presenting the spiritual truth that God is always with us, ever willing to forgive our sins and lukewarm living, and yet it is squarely on our shoulders to seek Him and to repent when necessary. The book mentions how the subtle serpent wants to beguile people. This is definitely a spiritual book, although it deals frankly with homosexuality. Nothing crosses the line of our acceptability level for this manuscript to receive our “Faith-Friendly” Seal, but it is not a topic some 12-year-olds and above would be interested in reading. Many others will want to, however: wives hurt by divorce and spouses of husbands who later come out as gay. Your pain and your daughter’s loneliness were well expressed. Your stand for what God says in His word about homosexuality is admirable. I trust this is a book that will help others. There are spiritual nuggets in it like, “Pray, or fall prey.” We are presenting our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12 plus, and five Doves, our best rating, to this book.

Content Description

Sex: Comments about a woman's husband and his infidelity and homosexual tendencies; parts of the body are mentioned in reference to the subject including the medical term for a person's rear and for a woman's private area; it's stated a man was molested as a child; the topic of same-sex attraction is mentioned with pastoral responses; man states he thinks people should live together for five years before getting married, but the author does not agree with this point of view; it's mentioned a man viewed porno; woman admits to having sex before marriage but she becomes a devoted Christian; the word "fondling" is used; condoms are mentioned.
Language: H-1; H(as a place)-1; Old fart-1; DoDo head-1; It's said a character who lost her temper would let a "curse word" or two out, but they are not given.
Violence: Girl would bite her sister but eventually stopped.
Drugs: Man admits to drinking more than he ever has; it's mentioned a man's father had alcohol problems; it's mentioned a Christian man used to smoke marijuana; man mentions meeting others at a bar; woman says she once turned to drugs.
Nudity: It's mentioned the wife found a site her husband had been on with "naked guys."
Other: Couple separates; tension between various people; man suffers from depression and thinks he might be bi-polar; man had slit his wrists as a boy; it's mentioned a woman committed suicide after finding her husband in bed with another man.


Company: Acacia Slaton
Genre: Inspirational
Pages: 135
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter