Biblical Fiction Database: Characters: Cain & Abel

Disclaimer: My aim for this database is to be comprehensive. I haven’t read every book shown. As such, a novel’s inclusion on the board is not necessarily an endorsement. Please read the reviews to discern if a novel is right for you.


Listing By Author

  • McAdoo, CarylA Little Lower Than The Angels (The Generations Book 1). Caryl McAdoo, 2014.
  • McPherson, Brennan. Cain: The Story of the First Murder and the Birth of an Unstoppable Evil (The Fall of Man Book 1). BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC, 2016.

See also: Eve


Book Descriptions

A Little Lower Than The Angels

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For the earth’s first couple, obedience trumps rebellion then leads to redemption. But what of their children?

Seduced by evil, Cain kills Abel then flees with his sister to the land of Nod. Bereaved of all their children in one day, Adam and Eve are heartbroken, but not until they both see a vision of Abel in Paradise with their childhood pets Lion and Lamb does Eve find the strength to wait upon the Lord for His blessing.

Though dead on earth, Abel’s soul lives on in Paradise, resting, learning from the old Cherub who God sent to teach the murdered son of Adam. He listens to the war songs the legions of angels sing that battle for his brother and sister and even his mother’s soul. But best of all, the angel elder tells him stories of Heaven and how one day, man and God will be reconciled.

Again the first couple is tested, and must wait upon the Lord’s blessing to begin again. Can they walk in obedience for seventy long years? And Cain’s offering is finally accepted, but by whom?

Three parallel storylines offer a new perspective to an age-old story. #1) Adam and Eve in Adam’s Valley, #2) Cain and Sheriah on their journey east of Eden to Nod, and #3) Abel in Paradise with visiting angels, including a kindly ancient cherub named Namrel.

At the end of the story, a section called Search the Scriptures help readers understand where where the author got her ideas for the story and encourage then to do their own searches as well.

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Cain: The Story of the First Murder and the Birth of an Unstoppable Evil

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*CONTENT WARNING: If you are disturbed by intense violence, or dislike fantasy fiction, this book is NOT for you.*

A fantasy novel that retells the story of Cain and Abel, giving heart-wrenching depth to the world’s first family.

The world’s first murder was just the beginning. . .

Inflamed by jealousy and on the brink of madness, Cain–firstborn among men–brutally beats his twin brother, Abel, to death. As the family struggles to believe God hasn’t abandoned them, Cain flees into the wilderness with the growing fear that murdering his brother might have birthed an unstoppable evil. Soon, all of life balances upon one perilous question: is the monster inside Cain the gateway to godhood or the end of mankind?

The Fall of Man series explores Genesis 1-11 through a daring mixture of gritty realism and poetic fantasy that unveils the symbolism in the Hebrew Scriptures recording this fascinating period of ancient history.

*The original intent of the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible was not for it to be a moral tale, but rather to show the total depravity of man, and God’s mercy in the midst of that total depravity. This fantasy novel, inspired by the original historical narrative, is therefore a dark, intense read that explores those same themes. Because of this, the book is disturbing, and is not appropriate for young readers.*

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