Maria Tatham, a fellow writer of Christian fantasy and a blogger over at Christian Fantasy for Women graciously invited me to write a guest post for her blog.
Here’s an excerpt from the post:
The concept of forbidden fruit is a familiar one. Most people know that it stems from the account in Genesis of the fall of man. Before Adam and Eve chose to partake of the fruit, the glory of God filled the entire earth. Man spoke face-to-face with God, and the world was unbroken in perfection.
Although they dwelt in paradise, a desire grew in Adam and Eve for the forbidden. After listening to the serpent’s oracle, Eve looked at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and Genesis says that she saw “the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye and also desirable for gaining wisdom.” She wished to satisfy her desires by partaking of that which God forbade, trusting her wisdom above his own. And we know that measureless pain was the result.
Read on to find out how the concept of forbidden fruit carries over into our reading and storytelling.
And on an unrelated note, I’m excited to announce that Nicole White won the copy of The Dragon’s Tooth! For the rest of you, keep an eye out for future giveaways.