This is another book by Francine Rivers. After I finished Redeeming Love I wanted to read another by her. I have to say I really like the way she writes. I feel pulled into her stories.
This story is the third in her Lineage of Grace series. This series revolves around the women of the Bible, so if you are not religious or dislike Christian teachings this might not be your cup of tea. At the time I read it I was a very zealous Christian. I’m not quite as zealous over the Bible as I used to be, but I still enjoy and appreciate this story now.
This story is not only about Ruth meeting Boaz, but it turns Ruth into a real person with real emotions. I know that might sound silly, but if you read the Bible story of Ruth, or any story in the Bible for that matter the people are there to teach a lesson and not entertain so they almost seem unhuman. Like a stick figure in character as apposed to a Monet. So for someone to take this stale character who is only supposed to tell a moral of some kind and breathe life into was really something for me.
I never really thought about how life was like before any modern inventions were made, even though I’m in love with history. I never really thought about how the people interacted with each other or what they thought about. Even after watching movies like Ben Her or The Ten Commandments there was still a kind of disconnect that can only be made by reading the character. Also those movies all revolved around men not women so I think that made a difference too.
The story of Ruth is one of romance, faith in God, and honoring your mother- in-law even when her son; your former husband has passed away.
So if you are looking for a more realistic and personal woman of the Bible read I suggest this one or any in the series really.