Review: Naked In Eden


Posted on September 22nd, by Amy in review. 22 comments

The Winners are # 5 & 20 Linda and Leslie – Congratulations ladies!

In the deepest recesses of the forest, far from everything that was modern and familiar, Robin and her husband, Ian, pitched camp.  As Robin began to explore her new environment, she searched the ground for the things she feared: snakes, spiders, leeches, scorpions, and ticks. If she wanted to stay alive, she had to be as acutely aware as all the rest of life in the forest.  She had re-entered the food chain and no longer could bungle along unconsciously like she’d done all her life.

Once Robin recognized her own need to survive, she realized that in the web of life no one can afford the luxury of unconsciousness. She began to confront her fear of other species and started to thrive in the rainforest.  Wallabies, birds, and bandicoots befriended her, and her bare feet and sun-kissed body shared paths with foot-long centipedes, leeches, and deadly snakes.  By stripping off all the baggage of Western insulated life, and plunging naked into the wild in every sense, Robin found healing. In doing so, she recaptured her birthright–and ours–and reclaimed her place as a part of the collective expression of life. Her moving journey will help others reestablish their forgotten connection to the natural world, allowing them to survive and then thrive in relationship with the earth. In a time when our own wild voices are becoming as extinct as our wild brethren, Robin shows us that when we remember our own wildness we can value all wilderness.

From TLC Book Tours – thanks Lisa!

Robin’s story is remarkable.  I cannot imagine having the desire to go to the Australian rain forest, and embracing it the way that she describes.  Taking in every tiny detail of the forest around her,  and bringing it to life with her words for the reader.

The book was enchanting to read and I had to know how things ended!  Even now I would love to know more about Robin’s life after living in seclusion.  I did have a hard time relating to Robin at times, in that 2 days in  a tent is plenty for me, and I believe that God created the beautiful scenery that we live in, not so much Mother Earth as she does.  All in all, it was an intriguing read and great for the adventure seeker!

You can get in touch with Robin via her blog, or website, and purchase the book on Amazon.

To win one of two copies of the book – leave a comment, let me know what you think.

Amy





22 thoughts on “Review: Naked In Eden

  1. 1
    Nogysbaby says:

    Some time in life we all have to stop and look at our surroundings and make that peace with the things we think are so called Desmond or fears coming to peace with them so we can live in harmony with ourselves.
    I would love to read the book in it’s entirety to see how she becomes as one with her surroundings.

  2. 2
    Sally says:

    Wow, what a huge undertaking! It’s probably better suited to the young, before one burdens oneself with mortgages and offspring and those kinds of mundane obstacles – but it sure sounds fascinating and I’d love to read it.

  3. 3
    Melinda says:

    No way, no how, could I ever find it in me to be unafraid of a spider!

    P.S. How do you have time to read too? Sheesh!

  4. 4
    Katie says:

    I’m intrigued with just that little bit! I’d love to read the book and your offer to give away two copies gets me that much closer to it. Thanks for the review and the chance.

  5. 5
    Linda says:

    Thank you for the review! I know that I could never go through such an experience. Thanks for the chance to win one of the books.

  6. 6
    Lee Ann L. says:

    This sounds intriguing!

  7. 7
    Beth says:

    Wow, that sounds like an incredible adventure! One that I would prefer to read about rather than experience for myself ;-)

  8. 8
    Robynn says:

    The book sounds very interesting. I will have to check it out. Thank you.

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    Lindsay says:

    Wow, sounds like an interesting read! I know I couldnt do it! i love camping and all, but to live like that, would be another story! Thanks for sharing our review! I will have to pick up that one for sure!

  10. 10
    Lisa Munley says:

    Great review! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book. Thanks so much for being on the tour.. we really appreciate it!

  11. 11
    Bern says:

    “In a time when our own wild voices are becoming as extinct as our wild brethren, Robin shows us that when we remember our own wildness we can value all wilderness.”

    Just Love It!

  12. 12
    Stacey says:

    Beautiful review. Robin experienced an amazing adventure that few will ever have the chance to do. Its great to hear her stories. She is such a beautiful writer that you can’t help but being pulled into the scene with her!

  13. 13
    Jenny L says:

    Oh, this sounds like a great book to ‘escape’ with. I’m heading over to her website right now to read more about it. Thanks for sharing!

  14. 14
    Carol says:

    Just from reading what you provided, I believe I could easily get lost in her book. What a journey! Thank you for the opportunity to experience her path safely.

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    Hilari says:

    Sounds like a really interesting book! I would love to read it!

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    Heather says:

    This book looks so interesting! I love reading books about people “finding” themselves”. I think we are all on a mission to do that in our lives.

  17. 17
    Robin Easton says:

    Dear Amy,

    Thank you for taking the time to review “Naked in Ede”. I really respect your openness even though “2 days in a tent is plenty for you.” ;)

    I know it might surprise you, but there was a time in my life, that my parents had to DRAG me into nature. LOL!! :) Once I was there I was fine. But as you know, from reading “Naked in Eden”, when I first went into the rainforest I was very afraid of several of the “potentially” deadly creatures. And yet, because I stuck it out and stayed, one of my most amazing insights was to realize that what I thought was my fear of other creatures, like the poisonous snakes, was actually my fear of the “unknown”. It was just a general fear that I had lived with all my life, one I’d spent a lot of energy trying to stuff down.

    So in essence those potentially deadly creatures were some of my most powerful teachers. They brought to light my fear in such a way that I could no longer shove it down. It had to be looked at, explored and understood. It was not always easy at first, but in the end, my life experience was a much freer one, a more peaceful one.

    Also, you wrote: “Even now I would love to know more about Robin’s life after living in seclusion.” I am so excited to see this because I am working on a sequel to “Naked in Eden” that continues the story.

    You put a lot of thought into this and I really appreciate that Amy.

    Thank you much,
    Robin Easton

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    Ruthie B says:

    I don’t think I could do it but I would love to read about it.
    Please enter me, thanks.

    ruthiekb72@yahoo.com

  19. 19
    Betty says:

    This book sounds like it would be hard to put down once you start.Would love to win one and get involved in the world that we will see that is different than our normal one.

  20. 20
    Leslie says:

    This sounds like a great book. I’d love the opportunity to read it.

    I could handle visiting the rain forest for a day but I’d have to read the book to experience living there. As much as I love nature I think the bugs would be a problem!

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    Carolyn says:

    I would love to read this book, it sounds amazing!

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