She stood there, in despair and sorrow, as her husband took his last breath. Her life was now changing, right before her eyes, as she watched his chest slowly stop rising. The feeling of despair, reeking with fear, and uncertainty. I felt her pain as though I was there standing next to her.
I couldn't put this book down. I had to read more about Naomi, her husband Elimelech and their two sons who lived in Bethlehem in 1297 BC. I stumbled along trying to remember who was who in the first few chapters of this book. The further I read, the more I wanted to know.
The author, Jill Eileen Smith had taken me into the streets of Bethlehem, into everyday life around the time of 1297 BC. Their daily life now became a picture in my mind, not just words on a page.
Ruth's daily life, as I imagined, became vivid in my mind thanks to the words of Ms. Smith. Her ability to describe their life became the story for me. I knew about the Book of Ruth, a short book in the Old Testament, had been unrelatable other than lessons in church. Now it had been put into a story so riveting and full of descriptions I could easily picture their faces, their emotions, and their daily life.
"believe with the eyes of the soul,even if the eyes of the body could not see"page 291
Redeeming Grace will immerse you in nagging doubt, loneliness, uncertainty and the joy of loyalty and faithfulness, finally reaping the reward of eternal love and forgiveness.
I am so glad that I read this book. Ms. Smith is an excellent writer, whose written words have allowed me to see through the pages and into a world I had never imagined before
a book by
Jill Eileen Smith
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