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One of the most beloved and enduring accounts of the Bible, Ruth’s story is one of tragedy. I Am Ruth: A Story of Loss, Love & Redemption is the true account of the young widow who chooses to leave the land of her birth for the unknown lands of her mother-in-law, Naomi... Read More

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One of the most beloved and enduring accounts of the Bible, Ruth’s story is one of tragedy. I Am Ruth: A Story of Loss, Love & Redemption is the true account of the young widow who chooses to leave the land of her birth for the unknown lands of her mother-in-law, Naomi, who is returning home bitter and angry at God for the loss of her husband and two sons.

Let the Scriptural account, combined with breathtaking photos and deeper insights, help you look afresh at this enduring true story of love from tragic loss. As you view the vivid, full-color images from within Israel and near the historic locale of Ruth’s life and survey the social and cultural details that come alive during the story, you will better understand the important biblical and genealogical connections.

More than just a simple love story, I Am Ruth is about courageously facing life after loss, rediscovering faith and fearlessly placing yourself and your future in God’s loving hands. This book brings to light the full humanity found in the biblical account, and makes it personal for anyone who has suffered in life’s shadows, longing to see God’s plan.

Product Details:
Page Count: 96
Released: 04/2013
  • Store Only: Yes
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2013
  • UPC: 9780892217199
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 87
  • Publish Date: Jun 1, 2013
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL006030"
  • ISBN: 0892217197

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Beautiful! “I am Ruth” Photography by Kenneth Berg, Text by Brenda Duff by tickmenot on 9/4/2013

This is a beautiful picture book containing the Biblical story of Ruth. The pictures are all taken in Israel, are in full color, and provide the reader with lovely images of the Holy Land’s country side. Traditional clothing from the time of Ruth is worn in all the pictures containing people, and they are shown portraying different events in Ruth’s story.

This volume contains the complete Book of Ruth in the New King James Version, as well as, the story of Ruth in narrative form. Having the combination of the Biblical version, the narrative form and all the awesome pictures makes Ruth’s story have even greater depth. Reading the Book of Ruth in the Bible has always been inspiring, however, with this book, the story really comes alive before the reader’s eyes.

As Naomi makes the decision to return to Israel after the devastating deaths of her husband and two sons, the pictures bring home what a difficult journey she had to make to get back to Bethlehem. The reader can visualize Ruth as she says these famous words to Naomi:

“Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.

Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The Lord do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.”

(Ruth 1:16-17 New King James Version)

The pictures also emphasize how very poor Naomi and Ruth were when they came back to Israel, and what hard work it would have been to get the little bit of grain leftover in the fields. With the photographs, it is very easy to imagine the joy Naomi, Boaz and Ruth had when they were married, and later when their son, Obed, is born.

“I am Ruth,” is well written, and a visual treat to the eyes. Unfolding in this volume is the beautiful story of Naomi and Ruth being redeemed by Boaz, their kinsman redeemer. In the end, all of their needs have been met, plus more. Ruth becomes part of the lineage of Jesus, and the great-grandmother of King David. Ruth’s story parallels that of Jesus who will become our own kinsman redeemer if we allow him, and gain all the blessings of a Christ follower including eternal life.

This is a “coffee table book.” It is a hardcover volume made with high quality paper, and is over-sized. But this is definitely a book to pick up and read; please don’t leave it sitting unread as a coffee table decoration. I have always loved the book of Ruth, and so really enjoyed the story in this format. I can’t emphasize enough what a lovely book this is, and how well done it is. “I am Ruth” gets five stars and my recommendation.

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.

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