Ruth - A novel Author:Lois T. Henderson Lois Henderson, one of today's finest biblical novelists, lifts the story of Ruth off the Bible's pages and into a moving drama played right before our eyes. We are taken back to Moab and Bethlehem at the time of Ruth and Naomi as the author fleshes out a compelling portrait of the Moabite widow whose strength was in her gentleness, whose courag... more »e was in her humility, and whose devotion to Naomi and the God of the Israelites has come down through the ages as an inspiration to new generations.
We see Ruth leaving her native land, without reluctance or regret, yet with a struggle of faith as she abandons her old religion to accept the God of the Israelites, Jehovah. We share the dangerous trip from Moab to Israel and witness her encounter with a culture strange to her. And we see her grow into a strong, courageous woman, working in the fields to support herself and her mother-in-law. When Ruth meets and eventually marries Boaz, we watch closely the strained relationship between her and Boaz?s eldest son.
These undercurrents of conflict carry the story along swiftly and bring the familiar names to life. We are there~ watching as Ruth?s faith is kindled and flourishes in her new land.
Mrs. Henderson?s outstanding talent for biblical fiction adds a special color of excitement to the scripture. She fills in the details, adds dimension to the characters, and created an enchanted version of Ruth that moves and breathes with the immediacy of the contemporary biography as it portrays it?s heroine?s faith in God, her own inner strength, and an example of courage and hope for all readers.« less