My favorite book is “Divine” by Karen Kingsbury, which is the story of Mary Magdalene in modern day. I want to write a book similar to this, one that is based off of a bible characters’ life but put into modern day. My book will be as moving and as powerful as “Divine,” and will help people connect and understand. I have chosen to use Eve, the first women on earth and in the bible. I want to bring her life into our world today to help others understand what it was like for Eve, what temptation truly does and can do and what her sin looks like in modern terms. The title of my book will be called “Temptation,” as Eves encounter with temptation is what brought sin upon this world. My book will have competition with Divine, but “Temptation” will be easier to understand and to relate to because it is a story that most everyone knows form the bible, and it is a subject (sin/temptation) that everyone can relate to. Divine is harder to relate to because there are specific events that make Mary Magdalene the women she is in the end of the book. My target audience will be that similar to Divine’s, anywhere from high school students to adults. I will target not only Christians, but those who are not, and who are unsure and don’t understand sin or God. This book will probably be more for girls than for boys as it is written from a girls’ prospective and is not an action or thriller book which boys read these days.
Temptation will be about Adam and Eve, Adam and Ella to make it more modern. Ella is this perfect girl with pure innocence in her eyes that Adam is drawn to. Ella and Adam are faced with temptation as they become closer and closer, and will eventually commit a sin that will affect the rest of their lives forever. They will be punished, but will learn the true meaning of sin and understand what it can do to us. I am qualified to write this book because I have read this story in the bible and have studied it many times in bible study. I have written numerous papers and have analyzed many stories to relate them to modern day, and to my life.
Chapter1- Part of Me
Adam was an only child. He was very close to his family, moving in with them after college, to spend more time with them. He got everything he wanted, but was still humble and gracious through it. Adam wasn’t looking for love, in fact he was perfectly satisfied with his life, he had a wonderful family whom he loved very much, and friends who would take a bullet for him. He had never thought about a wife, or even the possibility of love. Sunday was church day and there was nothing that could keep them from going, it was expected.
One Sunday morning Adam walked into church like usual, greeted his friends hugging them and hi-fiving them. It was a normal day, nothing out of the ordinary, until Ella Gordon walked into church. Adam had never seen Ella before, he had never even heard of her, which was rare living in a small town where everyone knew everyone. Ella was beautiful and caught Adams attention. Ella was so much more than a beautiful girl to Adam, he felt as though she was part of him that they were meant to be together. He watched as Ella walked into church with her father as she went to sit in the very back row. Adam watched Ella throughout the service, trying hard to focus on the sermon that was being given. Ella was listening intently to the sermon about sin, and how God wants us to learn from our sin and to try to live a life free from as much sin as possible. Adam couldn’t fathom Ella’s imperfections he couldn’t imagine her committing sin, as her eyes were full of innocence.
As the service came to a close he knew he had to meet Ella he couldn’t bare to think of her completely walking out of his life or out of the room. The service came to a close and Adam glanced back to race to the back to meet Ella, but she had already left and Adam had this pain in his heart like he would never see her again. He longed for next Sunday to come around so he could see Ella again. He hoped she would be there, and couldn’t stop thinking about her all week. His family could tell he was distant whenever they talked to him he would gaze off into the distance and was dumbfounded as to what was wrong with him. The only thing that made him even remotely focused was talking about the next time they would go to church because he knew he wanted to see Ella again.
- Chapter 1- Part of Me
- Chapter 2- Ella
- Chapter 3- Get to Know Me
- Chapter 4- Inseparable
- Chapter 5- Innocence
- Chapter 6- Life is Good
- Chapter 7- Nothing Can Touch Us
- Chapter 8- Temptation
- Chapter 9- Face to Face with Sin
- Chapter 10- Sin
- Chapter 11- Punishment
- Chapter 12- Redemption
- Chapter 13- Forgiveness
- Chapter 14- The Beauty of Life
- Chapter 15- The Meaning of Sin
- Chapter 16- Eternity