Naomi and Her Daughters: A Novel
From master storyteller Walter Wangerin, Jr. comes this familiar biblical saga told in a fresh, transfixing way. YouĂll feel youĂve never heard it before! Melding historical accuracy with imaginative detail, Wangerin uses the biblical books of Judges and Ruth to explore themes of love, faith, grief and community set against a backdrop of war and political instability.The widow Naomi grieves the deaths of her two adult sons after the shocking murder of a beloved adopted daughter, while pondering her responsibilities toward her Moabite daughters-in-law. Ancient Israel is in chaos. When her daughter-in-law, Ruth, begs to return to Israel with Naomi, events are set in motion that will change the course of history.But waitÓthis isnĂt the tame, flannel graph story you heard in Sunday School. In the tradition of Anita DiamantĂs The Red Tent and Elissa ElliottĂs Eve: A Novel of the First Woman, Wangerin imbues his tale with strong female characters and an earthy realism that gives the timeless Old Testament narrative so much power. YouĂll find echoes of contemporary issues throughout: deceit, heartbreak, loss, war, and, of course, the power of love. NaomiĂs combined strength and tenderness becomes the pivot upon which a nation turns; her decisions ultimately lead to the founding of the family lineage of Jesus Christ.Breathtaking descriptions, shocking violence, and inspirational courage make this spellbinding novel by a beloved award-winning author a story you wonĂt soon forget. ItĂs the perfect novel for your book group, and a satisfying read for those who love thoughtful biblical fiction.
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imaginary twist to a well loved story, but lackingUser Review - loves clean fiction - Christianbook.com
I was hoping to enjoy a "times-in-the-life-of" type story about Naomi and Ruth. Although it gives a fascinating idea of what it was like to live then, the characters are not the honest and chaste ... Read full review
Review: Naomi and Her DaughtersUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
I was hugely dissappointed. this story jumps around to end. The descriptive language is overly flowery and almost showoffish, and then when most of the characters talk their rough and low. I had ... Read full review