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In the Field of Grace

Durée : 9 h et 45 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Historical
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Love resurrected from lifeless arms happens in the arms of a loving God. Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi’s home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left - a strong back and a willing heart - to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest. Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her. Talking to her. Bringing food to her and Naomi. Boaz tells himself his kindness toward Ruth is repayment for the love she has shown to his cousin Naomi. But his heart knows better.

©2014 Moody Publishers (P)2014 Oasis Audio
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  • LW
  • 03/07/2015

New insights about Old Testament Ruth

Have you ever wondered why Ruth, from the Old Testament story, left her homeland of Moab to go to a new home in Israel? Did she know what was in store for her there? The scriptures imply that Ruth's decision came from her virtuous character; her loyalty to Naomi. After listening to this book, I would add that it is likely Ruth's decision also came from courage that rested on a foundation of faith in God.

This book extended and enhanced my understanding of Ruth, adding fictional details that helped me consider all that she really would have had to face... including the challenges that could have come her way. In watching Ruth face those fictional challenges, this book emphasizes a truth, and gives a strong message of hope to the listener: that God can transform tragedy into triumph! Also, He can use any one of us to bless the lives of others. All He requires is a willing and trusting heart.

I very much enjoyed the author's take on the story; it is very much in keeping with the impression I get about Ruth when I read the Bible.

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  • Maria
  • 14/01/2015

Absolutely Totally Beautiful

What made the experience of listening to In the Field of Grace the most enjoyable?

Everything. A book worthy of its title, for it is full of grace and beauty.

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Field of Grace?

There were many such moments. The wisdom and the prayers are seamlessly woven into the reality of every day life in a way that felt like blessings my soul soaked up like parched soil.

Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

Ruth, of course, but she did a wonderful job with all of them.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes. I wept. I was there. I feel like I truly met Ruth, and Boaz, and Naomi, they felt like kin, and I miss them.

Any additional comments?

This is an absolutely beautiful novel. As a novelist myself, I feel humbled, at a loss for words. At first I felt the Epilogue was an intrusion, but I came to love Ruth so much, it all fell into place and I cried, again, this time because the Book of Ruth, so passionately and gracefully told by Tessa Afshar, had ended.

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  • Marva
  • 07/08/2015

Field of Grace

Would you listen to In the Field of Grace again? Why?

I really enjoyed the book, however there were placed in the story that was to long and drawn out.

What other book might you compare In the Field of Grace to and why?

It was similar to the story Rahab, but the book on Rahab was far better.

What does Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She's an excellent narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The care that Boaz took to keep Ruth safe all the way through his marriage to her. :D

Any additional comments?

Good book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/09/2016

A Familiar Old Bible Story Brought to Life

The author and the narrater made this familiar Bible story into a believable story of love and faith. It touched my heart and made the connections in scripture come alive.

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  • Donna D Sabsook
  • 05/02/2015

Another great story

absolutely loved it. Tessa has a great talent of writing biblical fiction. I did not want the story to end. Please write another book as soon as possible:-D

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  • Marie S
  • 16/01/2017

Wonderful!

Read this to learn about being a Proverbs 31 women. So much grace, compassion, love!

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  • Aaron W Smith
  • 29/04/2015

Great Fictional Story Of Ruth

The story of Ruth is quickly becoming one of my favorite Old Testament stories. Make sure to listen to the prologue and the author's note at the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15/02/2015

Great Story

It was nice to hear a beloved bible story turned into a great work of fiction which allowed the listener to imagine all the added details of these characters lives. Wow, I always listen to the same inspirational authors and stumbled across a new author whom I really enjoy! 😃

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  • William
  • 14/10/2014

A Great Story that brings the Book of Ruth to life

Tessa Afshar has such a beautiful talent for taking people from the Bible and presenting them in a way that is both personal and compeling. This book is a must read.

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  • Katie
  • 04/06/2020

Great book

Oh I loved this book! It was comforting to listen to while snuggling on the couch!