Ruth, Mother of Kings
Overview - The story of Ruth has captivated Christian believers for centuries, not least of all because she is one of only two women with books of the Bible named after them. Now, Diana Wallis Taylor animates this cherished part of the Old Testament, with its unforgettable cast of characters. Read more...
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The story of Ruth has captivated Christian believers for centuries, not least of all because she is one of only two women with books of the Bible named after them. Now, Diana Wallis Taylor animates this cherished part of the Old Testament, with its unforgettable cast of characters. Experience Ruth's elation as a young bride and her grief at finding herself a widow far before her time. Witness the unspeakable relief of Naomi upon hearing her daughter-in-law promise never to leave her. And celebrate with Boaz when, after years as a widower, he discovers love again, with a woman he first found gleaning in his field. The story of this remarkable woman to whom Jesus Christ traced His lineage comes to life in the pages of this dramatic retelling.
- ISBN-13: 9781603749039
- ISBN-10: 1603749039
- Publisher: Whitaker Distribution
- Publish Date: October 2013
- Page Count: 255
Books > Fiction > Christian - Historical
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Taylor, who has dramatized the stories of other biblical women (Martha; Mary Magdalene; and Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate), fleshes out the lives of Ruth and her second husband Boaz, the great-grandparents of King David, in her latest novel. While the Bible presents Ruth with hardships, Taylor compounds the difficulties by adding disease, treachery, and betrayal to her circumstances. Ruth’s early story is alternated with an embellished account of Boaz’s life, which includes its share of tragedy and despair prior to meeting Ruth. While Taylor presents a detailed and dramatic tale, some Christian readers may have difficulty with the liberties she has taken with the lives of biblical characters. Most notably, she makes Ruth a Jewish woman, and not a Moabite, as has traditionally been thought. Apparently recognizing the possibility of disagreement with her characterization, Taylor justifies her position both through her storytelling and in the background information at the end of the book. Agent: Joyce Hart, Hartline Literary Agency. (Oct.)