[Pdf Read] Naomi and Her Daughters Author Walter Wangerin Jr.
E of the story was lost A refreshing take on the Bible story of Ruth and Naomi Author Walter WangerinTitle Naomi and Her DaughtersDescription source From master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr comes this familiar biblical saga told
IN A FRESH TRANSFIXING WAY YOU LL FEEL YOU a fresh transfixing way You ll feel ou 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 "while pondering her 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 waitthis isn t the tame flannel graph story A Voz do Dono 1 you heard in Sunday School In the tradition of Anita Diamant s The Red Tent and Elissa Elliott s 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 You ll find echoes of contemporary issues throughout deceit heartbreak loss war and of course the power of love Naomi s 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 storyou won t soon forget It s the perfect novel for our book group and a satisfying read for those who love thoughtful biblical fiction Review source I downloaded on kindle for freePlot Wangerin imagines that the horrific story from Judges of the Levite s concubine is also a part of Naomi s story in fact this woman is Naomi s first daughter This story makes up the first part of the book subseuent parts deal with Boaz and Naomi s sojourn in Moab with only the last section dealing with the familiar story of RuthCharacters Naomi and Boaz are the two characters who appear throughout the book Ruth appears only toward the end I never felt like I really understood these characters especially Boaz who is borderline crazy and pretty scary in the first part of the book Naomi is the best realized character but even with her there is a remove Perhaps it is a result of Wangerin reporting actions but not entering the thoughts of the charactersWriting style Wangerin is one of those people who writes literary Christian fiction and as such I should like him but I ve never really warmed up to him I really tried to read his best known book The Book of the Dun Cow but just couldn t get interested I did read a non fiction book of his on marriage but that one and this one are the only two books of his that I ve read His style is spare and feels to me like it s at an emotional remove for the horrible events in this book that may be a good thing He intersperses Scripture regularly so the style has to work with the D Ruth in this riveting novel Contemporary echoes of love deceit war and political instability will resonate with readers today. ,
Knowing the story of Ruth Naomi and Boaz I read this entire book hoping that there would be some redeeming value to it at least at the end I am so very disappointed by this book The Bible story of these three people is so filled with honor blessing hope patience service kindness love This book was raw and dark ugly in all the ways of this broken world I understand that there was to the lives of these
three individuals than the four chapters in the book of Ruthindividuals than the four chapters in the book of Ruth am also aware that they were human prone to sin subjected to the darknesses of this world no matter their role in the Divine lineage But the way in which they were portrayed in fact the over and undertones of this entire book were so repulsive to me that I became increasingly grateful that I had just completed a personal Bible study on the book of Ruth to help me see all the ways this book didn t just fall short but missed the mark by miles Otherwise I think this telling would have hurt my very soul rather than merely disgusting meThis book is NOT Biblical fiction It s not even Christian fiction It s not even really historical fiction It s just pure fiction I realized this about 30 pages in and hoped that by casting it in the proper light I might at least find a good story told I never did Good Christian fiction brings us a lesson and concludes with hope and some sort of restoration or redemption this book offered none of these things I haven t read much Biblical fiction and I m going to try not to allow Naomi and Her Daughters to deter me as I am sure that there are better examples of it out there I have to believe that much like good historical fiction the story is heavily colored by fact and research "MENTIONING SOME PEOPLE AND PLACES FROM "some people and places from Bible alluding to a few of the events that take place does not make a book Biblical fiction just like randomly sprinkling in a few historical references does not make a book historical fiction I was hoping that the end would at the very least include an author s note as my favorite historical fiction authors often use to share where they took liberties and why It provides context shows integrity in its honor of the known facts These liberties should enhance the facts that we know giving them color and life not rewrite history and then sell it as based in reality This book went so far sideways it wasn t out of the box nor a retelling but an entire work of fiction with some familiar names and places scattered about Not even good fiction it was fragmented jerking back and forth in time the sentence and paragraph structures awkward and jerky I am utterly disappointed The truth of it is that I only finished
This Book So That Ibook so that I write this review without any chance I was going to be inaccurate or incomplete with my assessment While this is certainly an interesting and entertaining attempt to craft back stories for each of the major players in the Biblical book of The story of Naomi and Ruth is one of my favorite stories in the Bible This was the worst retelling of the story I ve ever read It was so back forth that it was just confusing The real essenc. FOR DISTRIBUTION OUTSIDE THE USA Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr pens the historically accurate biblical tale of Naomi an.