Book Reviews of The Road Home

The Road Home
The Road Home
Author: Mark Andrew Olsen, Tommy Tenney
ISBN-13: 9780764203305
ISBN-10: 0764203304
Publication Date: 9/1/2007
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
A modern updated version of the Biblical story of Ruth. Naomi wants to go back to her Mennonite roots in the Pennsylvania Dutch country. Ruth goes with her and leaves all she knew in Las Vegas. The story is about their road trip together and the journey once they get there.
I enjoyed the story and since I have been to several of the same places, it was doubly interesting.
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Helpful Score: 5
Fantastic! I could hardly put this book down. I highly recommend this to anyone. Its not a book you can skim or read in a day. Its full of parables and modern situations that the Biblical Ruth and Naomi found themselves in - you will be riveted, wanting to know what happens next!
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Helpful Score: 3
Good book--not exactly what I expected, but still good. A lot of time was given to the actual road trip home. The part of the book spent in Amish country was definitely the highlight of the story. If you like the story of Ruth in the Bible (which I happen to love) you will probably enjoy this gentle story.
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Helpful Score: 2
The story line in this book was well thought out and had many twists and turns. I believe anyone who has searched their heart to know what home really means will enjoy this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved it so much I want someone else to profit from reading it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I had my doubts at first when I began reading this book but I am glad I kept on reading it. The more I got into it the more I understood and by time I got to the end I loved it and wanted more.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a heart-warming book! When I first started reading it, I thought it was going to be just a touching book down memory lane. Before long I was cheering Naomi and Ruth on, hoping they made thier long trip "home". Great encouraging book that reminds you of the trials of Naomi and Ruth, in the Bible.
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this book kept my interest all the way through. I enjoy quick chapters, in which keep you reading and anticipating whats next. An exciting, tearful ending.
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I loved this book. It was very interesting and held my attention all the way through. I
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A wonderful "modern-day version" take on the book of Ruth from the Bible. It was especially meaningful, because of all the places they visited going cross-country.
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I really enjoyed this book - although at times I felt some of the story line was slightly drawn out. Easy, uplifting read. Living near the Lancaster area, it was nice to read of places that I've visited. A nice appreciation for the area as well.
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I liked that this story of family members who were inextricably bound to each other, due to their history, both family and personal, once that opened up to each other. This is a very interesting story, discussing their parallel to Thelma and Louise. This is a very feel-good story that is worth the read.
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The book was good easy read.What would the book of Ruth from the Bible be like if it took place today. It was a fun read. Naomi has left her childhood roots with her husband and sons and move west. Years later after the death of her husband and sons decides to return to her roots. Her daughter-in-law Ruth travels with her, the trip is full of adventures and the two women dealing with their pasts and hoping the future will be better.
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I couldn't put this book down!
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Full of visual detail. Very happy that I picked this book. I think everyone wishes they could have a bond with their mother-in-law like these two do.
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Good book. This is an easy to read book that focuses a lot on love. I enjoyed reading and will read it again.