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New Book Offers a Fresh Look at an Old Story

Can there be one last mystery in the garden of Eden?

Contact: Robyn Williams, WinePress Publishing, 360-802-9758, robyn@winepressgroup.com 

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Most brides spend a year or more planning their wedding. Not much of that time, however, gets devoted to planning the marriage. But a new book about the world's first woman, Eve, proposes what womanhood and marriage are really all about.

Author Carol Trent wondered if there was a correlation between the lack of self-worth many women feel and the traditional teaching that women must submit to and serve their husbands.

"Genesis 5:2 says God also called Eve Adam," she says. "That opens a whole new vista of insight into Eve's creation, value, status, and purpose."

Trent wrote "Eve's Mysterious Name" (WinePress Publishing, 2011) "to stop the laughing about Eve. I wanted to show women their real value and worth through the creation story, right from the beginning, not just at the cross."

Her findings have big implications for marriage, Trent believes.

"Women's true position as helpers to their husbands means they are powerful partners in their families and companions with worth and purpose equal to men," she says. "That's very different from husbands being able to say, 'I'm the king and this is my castle.'"

Trent challenges the traditional view of the marriage passage in Ephesians 5. Instead of the husband being the center of attention, she says, the passage actually puts the focus on the husband's nurture of his wife. "When the husband serves, the wife submits, and both are on their knees before God, they are living examples of God's way -- a perfect example of the Trinity's oneness, submission, and perfect love."

Carol Trent lives in Carrollton, Texas, with her husband of fifty years, John. They have three sons, all married, and nine grandchildren ages nine to eighteen. Carol and her husband attend Stonebriar Community Church, where Chuck Swindoll is the pastor.

For more information, to request a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please contact Robyn Williams by phone at 360-802-9758, by email at robyn@winepresspublishing.com, or by fax at 360-802-9992. To purchase a copy of this book visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877-421- 7323.