Master storyteller and best-selling author H. B. Moore brings to life the biblical account of Ruth as never before in this vivid retelling of her courageous and faithful life.
Following the death of Ruth's husband, she finds herself at a crossroads. Rather than return to her family and hometown, they young widow makes a remarkable decision: she will remain with her mother-in-law, Naomi, as her caretaker and companion.
Together, the two widows boldly leave behind the lives they knew in the land of Moab and make their way to Bethlehem, arriving downtrodden and destitute. Though Ruth works day and night to provide for Naomi, it is ultimately through the kindness and generosity of Boaz that the two women find respite from their trials. As Ruth comes to know Boaz, she fins that her broken heart is beginning to heal in ways she could never have imagined. But when a question of inheritance threatens any hope of a life with Boaz, Ruth may have to give up the last piece o her heart in order to secure her future.
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2017|
First off, this cover is extraordinary! I love the artwork and the feeling it gives about the story of Ruth. This tale is familiar to me from studying the Bible, but Moore pulls in wonderful details about the customs, cultures, and the land that help me understand on a deeper level how important the choices that Ruth made were to Naomi.
This was a quick read as I found myself intrigued to know how the ancient customs might interfere with Ruth's chance at love with Boaz. I truly appreciate Moore's skill in bringing this event from the past to the consciousness of the reader in a way that I felt like I was viewing the events. I highly recommend Ruth by H.B. Moore and ALL of the books she's written!
I have always loved the story of Ruth in the Bible, it's one of my very favorites! I loved the way the author wrote this book, it helped me be able to see the story from the Bible even more in my mind than I usually do. I loved the way this book was a quick and easy book for me to read!
I loved Ruth. I really loved the way the book starts with her married to Mahlon. You really get to see inside how life would have been for Ruth and Naomi living in Moab. It gave me a greater understanding and appreciation for the story in the Bible and how things would have been. I loved how Ruth was so loyal to Naomi, she is in the Bible, but you see it even more in the book.
Then you get to see things through Boaz's eyes too. I loved how the author really fleshed out his character. Wow, I would have never thought of the way she portrayed him. I loved his kindness, charity and sense of honor. He truly is a great guy in the story!
Then there's the setting. I could almost see and feel the hot, dry area and the people who would have been acclimated to living there. The plot line follows the Bible story really well, I loved that I knew what was coming next plot-wise, but I obviously didn't know how the author was going to work it all in.
This book is so great! I loved every bit of it!
This biblical story features Ruth and Boaz. Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, lose everything in Moab. When Naomi decides to head back to the land of her roots, Bethlehem, Ruth goes with her since she has become converted to the one true God of the Hebrews. She is determined to look out for Naomi, who has been so kind to her. This author does an excellent job of casting great characters. I didn’t think I’d really get into Ruth’s story, because there isn’t a lot to it in the Bible, but Moore painted rich, deep characters and pulled into the ancient setting in a captivating way. Ruth is a kind, gentle soul. Boaz has led an interesting life. I loved getting an idea for my imagination to run with as the author described the threshing house and other tidbits about Bethlehem back in that day. The romantic tension was great in here too, and I felt my heart tugged back and forth as Boaz and Ruth both deal with their own demons they must overcome. Overall, this was an excellent read that I couldn’t put down. I read it in two days, which kind of shocked me. ***I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Once again I was completely immersed in the setting and in the lives and emotions of the characters! I absolutely loved how the author brought the familiar Bible story to life with historical details that are shared with authenticity. We meet Ruth and Boaz just before each of their lives are about to change drastically and witness their grief and transition as they adjust. I loved Ruth's relationship with Naomi and the wisdom she learns from her. Ruth's loyalty and devotion to Naomi speaks of her character and does not go unnoticed by Boaz. Their relationship develops as Boaz protects Ruth and the various members of their families urge them each to remarry. The emphasis on faithfulness and virtue as desirable attributes in a wife and kindness and goodness as desirable attributes in a husband was refreshing and made me admire Boaz and Ruth for the choices they made. A wonderful Biblical novel that made me appreciate the sacrifices and lives of these historical individuals.
(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
This is an authors inspiring interpretation of the biblical story of Ruth,
The research done in presenting this view of the story of Ruth is very apparent. It fits into the traditions and mannerisms we know of during that time period in history.
This is the touching tale of cultural differences, ofttimes. prejudices and corruption
It is a testament of faith.
Ruth was thrilled when at her cousin's marriage, she was introduced to her cousin's new, younger brother-in-law. They got along so well and his offer of marriage saved her from an arranged marriage she had no desire to be a part of. She was amiable to the idea of changing her religion to this new Hebrew one, as did her cousin.
This Hebrew family had been given permission to dwell in the land of Moab. However, after over a decade, rustlers destroyed it all with no help from neighbors or the authorities.
Destitute, Naomi was left no other choice but to go back to Bethlehem and seek for the charity from relatives. Ruth refused to stay in Moab and insisted on following her mother-in-law to her land, worshiping and trusting in her God.
This is written simply, yet, very touchingly It "flow" smoothly forward, never losing the reader's attention.
This earns a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me wit no petition for a positive review. This is my honest review.