About the Book
Destitute, grief-stricken, and unwanted by the people of God, Ruth arrives in Israel with nothing to recommend her but Naomi's, love. Her loftiest hope is to provide enough food to save Naomi and herself from starvation.
But God has other plans for her life. While everyone considers Ruth an outcast, she is astounded to find one of the most honored men of Judah showing her favor. Long since a widower and determined to stay that way, Boaz is irresistibly drawn to the foreign woman with the haunted eyes. He tells himself he is only being kind to his Cousin Naomi's chosen daughter when he goes out of his way to protect her from harm, but his heart knows better.
Based on the biblical account of Ruth, In the Field of Grace is the story of a love that ultimately changes the course of Israel's destiny and the future of the whole world.
Many people have tried to write about Ruth and her story. I have read another book similar to this but I really liked Boaz side of things in this book. The story stars out with Boaz and his first wife and Ruth before her first husband. I liked these parts the most because it's what I know nothing about or the history in that time period. I think Tessa did her research but this is obviously a fiction book. When it came to the romance between Ruth and Boaz I was not so sure about it. It seemed a little different and perhaps off from the Biblical account but who knows what all happened. We are only given what we have in the Bible. It's interesting to see things in a new perspective though!
It was a good read, four stars.
"I received this book from CFBA for free in exchange for an honest review."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
TESSA AFSHAR was voted "New Author of the Year" by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader's Choice Award 2011 for her novel Pearl in the Sand. She was born in Iran, and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She has spent the last thirteen years in full-time Christian work.