Get to Know Mother Eve and Father Adam with the LDS Living Book Club Pick for May: “Eve and Adam”


In early March, listeners of the All In podcast were introduced to Melinda Wheelwright Brown and her upcoming book, Eve and Adam.

“A few years ago, Melinda Wheelwright Brown began to be 'bothered by the gulf between the divine doctrine of gender relations and the difficult realities many women face,'” host Morgan Jones said introducing Brown on the podcast. “She started 'a serious search for increased understanding and insights to help her reconcile these contradictions and discrepancies.' Now, four years later, her favorite scripture is Doctrine and Covenants 42:61, which says, ‘If thou shalt ask, thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.’ She hopes her new book, Eve and Adam, will offer readers 'a hopeful perspective on loving life.'”

This hopeful perspective is what the LDS Living Book Club is bringing to you this month, with special giveaways and videos from the author through all of May!

What This Month Holds

  • eBook Giveaway: Saturday, May 2
  • Tribute to Mothers Video with Author Melinda Wheelwright Brown: Wednesday, May 6
  • Weekly Videos with Insights from Author Melinda Wheelwright Brown: Every Saturday starting May 9
  • Ask Me Anything Q&A with Author Melinda Wheelwright Brown: Wednesday, May 27

About LDS Living Book Club

Each month we choose a new book to read together. Joining is easy! Simply follow @ldslivingbookclub on Instagram for reading reminders and details about our live Q&A with the author.

About the Book

As the first who chose to cross the threshold into mortality, Eve, as her Hebrew name implies, is truly the personification of Life. Together with Adam, Eve ushered in mortality and the chance for eternal progress. Her experiences cannot be separated from Adam's, but to understand their mission, we must first restore Eve to her proper, elevated place—a noble position beside Adam. Examining truths about Eve allows us to better understand Eve and Adam's mission and their beautiful, balanced interdependence. Understanding their mission provides meaning, encouragement, and direction for each of us along our complex and sometimes thorny paths home.

Eve and Adam offers a fresh and insightful perspective into the perfect plan of happiness. With clarity and careful thought, it presents a solid case for the necessity of a firm understanding of the honor due to our glorious Mother Eve as well as Father Adam. Simultaneously, Eve and Adam provides an opportunity for deep pondering and reflection on how our mortal experiences, coupled with our Savior's support, can facilitate the progress and learning needed to exalt each of us day by day, one step at a time. Eve's and Adam's story, then, deeply matters to ours. Available now at


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