Item description for Ruth of Moab: Triumph of a Daughter's Love by Author Wright...
Ruth of Moab: Triumph of a Daughter's Love is a uniquely rich, suspenseful, tender, and compelling idyllic novel on the book of Ruth in the Old Testament. It is also an intimate, spirit-filled fiction with a host of refreshing words and scenes not duplicated in any other previous writings. Author O. Wright captures, in graphic scenery, the uncompromising love between Naomi, a godly Jewish mother, and Ruth, a beautiful and innocent Moabite maiden. Wright's narrative of Ruth's childlike innocence, devotion to her mother-in-law, and complete loyalty to the God of Israel win not only the heart of Judah, but the heart of the reader as well. Through God's preeminent design, she became the faithful wife of Boaz, her kinsman redeemer, and the ancestress mother for the long-awaited Messiah, Jesus Christ.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.53 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1602474702 ISBN13 9781602474703
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A Wonderful Story of Ruth of Moab! Oct 20, 2007
After I had read Ruth of Moab: Triumph of a Daughter's Love, by Author Wright, I pulled out one of my Bibles and found the Book of Ruth. It was told in three pages. Yes, all of the basics were there; the story was the same.
However, Wright has provided us with so much more! Clearly Wright has been led in this creative fictional novel based upon the original story! He states that he has read and studied the Biblical version well over 500 times; however, he has done more than that, in my opinion. I believe he has traveled into that time in his mind and has actually lived amongst the people there. His characters are richly drawn, speaking in a language that must have been used then, and he has made them come alive as we read and get to know them.
During a long and desperate famine in Judah, Elimelech decided to leave his homeland. Naomi, whose faith in God's promise to provide, quickly tried to persuade her husband not to leave, to depend upon God until the land was once again fruitful. Elimelech feared for his family, however, and believed that they must travel to another land where he had heard there was food in abundance for everyone.
I must admit that one of the scenes I especially thought provocative was the attempt by Naomi to dissuade her husband from leaving home. Without raising her voice and in humble supplication, Naomi literally begs her husband to stay in their promised land and depend upon God for their care. But it was to no avail, and with the decision made, Naomi played the role of the submissive wife and followed her husband.
And so Elimelech, Naomi and their two sons traveled four long days, until they reached the land of Moab. The people there were friendly and welcomed the family and soon they were settled into their new lives. Mahlon and Chilion, especially, found many with whom they could become friends and more and more they began to live the lives of the Moabites. Indeed, they even grew accustomed to the gods that were worshiped there and found no fault in anything.
At the same time, Elimelech watched as his sons grew away from their faith, their religion and he realized what he had done. There in the land where he had brought them, there was no place to worship their God; indeed, there were no others that claimed their God as their own. Elimelech admitted his mistake to Naomi. Soon after, Elimelech fell ill and died, possibly from his sorrow--possibly from shame.
Naomi grew closer to her two sons as they grieved for their father. She strived to move them back toward their precious God and talked to them of returning to Judah one day so that they could find wives. Neither Mahlon nor Chilion felt they needed to wait; they felt they could find wives there in Moab. Though Naomi continued to promote their waiting until they returned, Mahlon, the oldest, soon looked favorably upon a local woman. Her name was Ruth. Naomi saw that Mahlon was committed to marrying and when she discovered the sweetness and beauty of Ruth, she blessed their marriage.
And then, happily married to Mahlon, Ruth introduced her best friend to Chilion and he too feel in love with a Moabite. In the closeness of the family, Naomi came to love both of her daughters-in-law very much, and was especially gratified when they were willing to learn about the God of Judah. Indeed, both of the women soon became followers of Naomi's God.
And then death came again. Both sons and husbands were lost to fever.
The drama of the story has just begun, though, as Naomi decides that she must now return to her homeland. Many of us have been drawn to the story of Ruth through the words, "Whither Thou Goest, I will Go..." For Ruth decided to leave her parents, her homeland, and her friends to follow Naomi and her God, into the land of Judah.
This is a love story like no other, for Ruth had become totally loyal to the God of Judah and as her faith grew, she followed the steps that were placed before her to remarry and become an ancestress mother for the long-awaited Messiah.
Wright has a sensitivity in his writing that becomes almost poetic as we read. His love for humanity is clearly projected into his characters and his fervent majesty of praising God is unparalleled in my experience. If you, too, enjoy experiencing the world of God through fictional interpretations, you may find a wonderful "keeper" for your library with Author Wright's Ruth of Moab: Triumph of a Daughter's Love.
told with an outpouring of admiration Oct 3, 2007
What might have really happened in the lives of those in the Old Testament? Can we ever know the stories that weren't told? We can speculate. "Ruth of Moab: Triumph of a Daughter's Love" by Author O. Wright is a novel of speculation told with an outpouring of admiration.
What happened to the family of Elimelech after his emigration to Moab, as told in the Old Testament? In Wright's novel, Naomi, Elimelech's wife, is grief stricken at the death of her husband. She seeks comfort and understanding. Her two sons grow and eventually marry women of Moab. She begins to teach them about her God. When, tragically, both sons die as well, Naomi feels that she must return to Bethlehem. Her daughter in law, Ruth, refuses to be left behind. Out of dedication and love for her Mother in law, Ruth accepts the possible consequences and hardships they will face. It is in Bethlehem that Ruth shows how gentle and kind her heart is, and is recognized for it. Naomi's prayers are answered.
This depiction of events is heart touching. The language is reminiscent of biblical times and offers an added enticement to imagine things happening in this way. Wright is a gifted author who immerses his readers into the given situation. A touching and compelling read.