IN THE FIELD OF GRACE
Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuilt Naomi's home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left -- a strong back and a willing heart -- to gather grain in a field abandoned after the harvest.
Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her. Talking to her. Bringing food to her and Naomi. Boaz tells himself his kindness toward Ruth is repayment for the love she has shown to his cousin Naomi. But his heart knows better.
Published in 2014
I can honestly say that I appreciate Ruth's story with renewed wonder after reading In the Field of Grace. Tessa Afshar has an incredible gift of bringing the bible to life through her exquisite biblical retellings.
A familiar and much loved bible story becomes so much more thanks to the rich historical detail and intrinsic gospel truths that I eagerly took to heart -- like this beauty: "If God spared us from the piercing shaft of every sorrow," she said, "we could never fulfill His best plans for our lives. Sometimes the sweetest things in life rise up out of the worst things in life." (p38) Profound truths that remain just as relevant today as they were in Old Testament times.
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