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Redeeming Grace: Ruth's Story

Jill Eileen Smith

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Item # 1638814

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 2017
  • UPC: 9780800720360
  • Volumes/Discs: 0
  • Pages: 0
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042040"

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GOD's precious Redeeming Grace by Carol on 2/15/2017

This story is authentic, beloved, dependable, downright dramatic, kindhearted and honor. The story of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz is such a historic Biblical story. When you start off reading the story it starts you right of with Boaz's second wife in the middle of something very serious and strenuous that causes some major problems enough that it broke my heart in two - it honestly made me cry - this author really knows how to pull at your emotions and that is what you want when you are reading. You want to be involved just like the characters are and you are in this novel. This book keeps to the story of Boaz and Ruth and Naomi true to form and adds things that would be true to that time - or at least what you would picture in your head. All I can say is get this book - it tugs at your heart yes - stomach yes - head yes. I am not going to tell you the story of the three because I don't want to ruin the Bible story for you but it is one of my favorites and the author truly made it incredible. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Refuge Under His Wings by Anne Rightler on 2/14/2017

Redeeming Grace is the third book in the Daughters of the Promised Land by Jill Eileen Smith and is a wonderfully written historical novel. Redeeming Grace is Ruth's story. A much-beloved story of the Old Testament becomes even more endearing and real with the expert touch of this author's hand. Naomi, heartbroken, leaves her drought-stricken homeland only to find more heartache in the land of Moab. She became more wretched than she ever thought possible--her heart felt nothing but pain. Ruth, a Moabitess, an alien in a foreign land, a young woman who just wants to be loved, finds herself married to an Israelite whose God might just be One who hears her prayers. Boaz is a trusted elder and leader in Bethlehem who knows following God's Law is always the right thing to do, despite the sometimes inexplicable harshness of life. The blending of these three lives as they each go through loss and grief, filled with disillusionment, anger, and bitterness is a testament to a gracious and redemptive God. The author gives great attention to historical detail and with beautiful prose and dynamic dialogue fleshes out these characters so they seem to step out of history right into the reader's heart. To watch Ruth's faith grow from belief in a false god to believing in Naomi's God and on to belief in a personal God is marvelous. To read how God changes seemingly wasted years in Moab into a blessing for Naomi is miraculous. And to recognize that even though one is often left with the broken remains of what once was, there is hope that God makes all things new. Redeeming grace is a wonderful story of renewal, resurrection, and redemption...a story you will not want to miss.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher. A positive review was not expected and the opinions are my own.

Proclaim the Good News | Mark 16:15
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