Book Review: I Am Ruth

I Am Ruth: A Story of Loss, Love and Redemption

 
by Brenda Duff and Kenneth Berg
published by New Leaf Publishing Group
 
Many know the story of Ruth, of her misfortune, of her devotion to Naomi (her mother-in-law), and then of the blessings God poured out upon her life. But, in this beautiful retelling of a familiar passage, there is depth, Jewish history is explained and background information is given. By doing so, the author rounds out the story, giving us insight to the reasons why Elimelech left Bethlehem for Moab, why Ruth clung to Naomi, why Boaz gladly welcomed Ruth to his fields.

The author weaves the tale of God's love for His people throughout this story. The book is beautifully written and illustrated with amazing photographs from the Holy Land, closely located to the regions where the story took place. One of the things I like best is that after each section of the book, the actual Biblical text from the book of Ruth, is presented so the reader can refer to Scripture for themselves. I enjoyed reading this book; it was fresh, beautifully written and Scripturally sound.
 
 


I received this book, through New Leaf Publishing Group's book review program, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not required to give a positive review.

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