Adam and Eve were made perfect in the image of God, joyously free to delight in life with Him and with one another. But this image was distorted and this freedom lost by their desire for independence when they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ashamed, they fled to veil themselves from God and from each other, hiding among the garden’s trees and covering themselves with fig leaves.
And we are still hiding today, though some of the things we veil ourselves with may look a little different. In Losing the Fig Leaf, Nicki Copeland considers how we hide ourselves behind the six Ps of power and possessions, productivity and perfectionism, pretence and pastimes. Drawing on biblical wisdom and personal experience, she shows in practical ways how you can throw off your fig leaves, come out from among the trees and embrace the abundant life God has planned for you!