I was given a copy of this book from the publishers via NetGalley, in return for an honest review.
I feel like I should premise this review by saying that I grew up Christian, and after years of thought and research, have decided that I am agnostic.
"In the Field of Grace" is the story of Ruth from the Bible, but with more detail. I was familiar with the beginning of story, but not how it ended. I enjoyed the tale, the added depth that wasn't present in the Bible version.
Even as someone who doesn't necessarily believe in faith and religion, I can appreciate what the story was about. Boaz, Ruth and Naomi had all but given up on their lives, but found that through their faith in their Lord, they were not given more hardships than they could bear. By giving their heart to God, they would be favored is His eyes. I can understand that there are people who need to have that kind of faith in their lives. If I were one of them, this story would be up at the top of my list of Most Beautiful Love Stories. And I'm not talking about the love story between Ruth and Boaz, but between all of the characters and God.
Despite the fact that I'm not someone who believes like that, or maybe because of it, this story was just ok for me. As I said, it was nice to have more detail about a story that I thought I new. But that was all it was to me, a story nice retelling.