East of Eden

A favorite from Nobel Prize Winner John Steinbeck’s story of two American families creating their own Garden of Eden and the highs and lows of family life. Their stories intertwined with the saga of Cain and Abel, which for Steinbeck was one of the world’s greatest stories of love among family members, feelings of rejection, jealousy between brothers, and redemption that comes as forgiveness is extended when so many lives are touched by loss. The underlying use of the Hebrew word               timshel ( meaning ” Thou mayest”) helps each individual to know and understand Gods purpose for them,  and is free to choose his own moral destiny,  it is not controlled by the choices of ones parents from the lives they have lived and passed on to their children..