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In the Field of Grace
In the Field of Grace
Author: Tessa Afshar
Two women. Alone. With no provision. Can a woman who has lost everything, except her beloved mother, find hope in a foreign land? Ruth leaves her home with  a barren womb and an empty future, after losing her husband. She forsakes her abusive parents and follows the woman she has grown to love as a true parent, her husband's mother, Naomi.Ru...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780802410979
ISBN-10: 0802410979
Publication Date: 7/1/2014
Pages: 304
Edition: New Edition
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4.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: River North
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 27
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crytal avatar reviewed In the Field of Grace on + 155 more book reviews
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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.
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Fiction story of the Biblical story of Naomi and Ruth, I usually dont like to read fictional accounts of Biblical stories but this one was well done. the story is about Ruth a Moabite who left her land with Ruth her mother-in law to travel to Israel to live after the death of their husbands.


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