Book Review : Eden


Allegories and parables are some of our favorite kinds of stories.   My boys have read and re-read the Chronicles of Narnia over and over, while we have listened to the Focus on the Family audio dramas of those books a number of times as well!


When Eden : The Animal’s Parable, by Keith Korman, came across my email as an offer to review, I knew this would be a great book for my family.  Anytime we can read a story that points back to the Cross and the  great sacrifice, we are drawing closer to God.  So, yes!

Eden is the Gospel message told from the perspective of animals during Jesus’ time.  The story begins with the introduction of Old Gray, the dog of a Roman Centurion, but we quickly meet a lamb,  a camel, and then Old Gray’s grandson Noah.  Ultimately we meet Eden, the faithful companion of a carpenter.

As the story follows Eden from the carpenter’s shop, ultimately to the cross we see the gospel story played out from a view within.

This is a great book for someone new to the Gospel message, it is a natural bridge from a story to the Bible, but in a non-threatening approach.  The story is an engaging one that draws the reader in, and makes you want to follow along and see what is going to happen.

I enjoyed this book, and I know my boys will enjoy reading it next.  This would be a great gift for a reader in your family, whether a believers or not.  It will speak to the non-believer and believer, just in a different manner.

NOTE : I received Eden at no cost, this review is my own thoughts.


More about Eden:

Return to the story of Jesus and read it from a new perspective in Keith Korman’s Eden: The Animals’ Parable. In this beautifully inspired retelling of the Gospels, we see Jesus and his disciples in the Holy Land through the eyes of the animals—especially his intrepid and loyal dog, Eden. Simple, clear, and spiritually profound, Eden is for readers of all ages, this artful retelling is captivating, moving, and alive with the joy you felt the first time you opened the Bible.

More about Keith Korman {author}

Keith Korman is a literary agent and novelist. Over the years he has represented many nationally-known writers of fiction and non-fiction at his family’s literary agency, Raines & Raines. The idea for “Eden” first came to him as a child when he saw the little calf jump across the stable in the prelude to William Wyler’s “Ben Hur.” And he’s been thinking about it ever since.

Find out more about Keith at

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