Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life - Women's Issues
I like Ruth, actually it is one of my favorite books of the Bible. It has hardship, perseverance, romance and a happy ending all centered around God. What could be better?
I also like the way this book was put together. Higgs brings us there, using many reputable sources to establish what a day in the life of Ruth and Naomi might have been like. While she doesn't stray from the scriptural account she does include daily life and gives each person some character (or at least lets them borrow some of hers!).
Higgs leads you through the story with frequent stops to examine what Ruth and Naomi might have been thinking, what they were facing giving the times and culture they lived in and really helps us to understand what they were facing. But Higgs is a story teller, and that is very evident in this study.
Now don't get me wrong, I like that about this book. But you do need to be aware that while the information she inserts is always clearly her own interpretation or is backed up and cited by other researchers, there is a lot of inference going on in this study. So much so that I began to question this being sold as nonfiction at times.
That being said, this is a great study to help us grow, to see God's plan unfold, to help us realize that if God can take this Moabitess and graft her in the to lineage of His Son, what great things can He do in our own lives if we surrender to Him?!
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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