Item description for Unshaken: Ruth (The Lineage of Grace Series #3) by Francine Rivers & Anita Lustrea...
Overview Five women whom God chose. Each was faced with extraordinary--even scandalous--challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. With her hallmark touches of brilliant prose and gripping characterizations, Francine Rivers tells these women's stories in a way you've never heard before. Remaining true to the facts given in Scripture, she brings these long-ago women to life and lets them speak to us in new and life-changing ways. In Unshaken, you'll meet Ruth, whose love and loyalty persevered in the face of tragedy. Learn along with her the overwhelming truth that God will faithfully provide for His children, even when all hope seems lost.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2003
Publisher Oasis Audio
Series Lineage Of Grace
Series Number 3
ISBN 1589260813 ISBN13 9781589260818
Availability 0 units.
More About Francine Rivers & Anita Lustrea
Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, mother of three, and an established romance novelist. Shortly after becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Francine wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. First published by Bantam Books, and then re-released by Multnomah Publishers in the mid- 1990s, this retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.
Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published more than 20 novels with Christian themes - all bestsellers- and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers’ of America Hall of Fame. In 2007, the feature-length film version of her novel The Last Sin Eater was released in theaters by Fox Faith. In March 2010, Francine officially became a New York Times bestselling author, when Her Mother’s Hope debuted at #12 on the hardcover fiction bestsellers lists. The sequel, Her Daughter’s Dream, debuted at #12 on the same list just 6 months later, in September, 2010. Francine’s novels have been translated into over twenty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many foreign countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa.
Francine and her husband Rick live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their five grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.
Francine Rivers currently resides in the state of California. Francine Rivers was born in 1947.
Francine Rivers has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Unshaken: Ruth (The Lineage of Grace Series #3)?
book review Oct 24, 2008
A great book. Quick to read, but really helped me to understand the times of Ruth. It helped me to understand Old testament scripture.
Great book for study but don't forget to make clear the biblical versus fiction. Apr 7, 2008
This is a very good book. Especially for non-Christians who would not or would have a difficult time reading the story from the bible and understanding. However, I highly recommend that if this book (or any of Francine River's novellas) is done as a bible study that you emphasize the parts that are biblical and the parts that are not as it is easy for those not familiar with the stories to come away believing some of the fiction is biblical. We used Unafraid for a bible study in my office and I participated in a study using Unshaken which I am now doing with my office bible study group.
Books on CD Jan 12, 2008
I bought 2 CDs in this series for my mother in law who lives alone. After she received them she told me she listened to them 5 times in the first week. A great gift idea for shut-ins.
Great book.. Mar 19, 2007
I usually don't like biblical fiction. I think it can explain itself with out an author's insight. BUT....this book and the other five linage of grace books are different. The author really put background behind the story. Such as their walk from and to. How much the people wouldn't accept Ruth and the fact that Boaz was also of the same background as Ruth!
Another ~wonderful love story~ with Old Testament Context Feb 19, 2007
I have heard the story of Ruth's dedication to her mother-in-law Naomi, but again, Francine Rivers brings life and cultural context to this poignant Old Testament story. Naomi thought her life over when her husband and her two only sons had died. Moreover, she was a foreigner in this land her husband had brought her to years prior.
How God works in wonderful ways! And ways that are above our human understanding! This story brings awareness that human decision making based on human reasoning is so far from the glory that God would have for us. It this tale, this is evident in Elimelech's decision to "provide for his family because God was providing in the Promised Land;" in Ruth's decision to stay with Naomi rather than to return to her own family's prosperity, in Boaz's decision to wait on God for his wife--if he were to ever marry, in Ruth's decision to take Boaz's wise hand in marriage rather than accept a younger more handsome man. Each case demonstrates how much greater our life is if lived for the Lord! God provided to those that remained faithful to Him.
What a wonderful love story! A nice parallel to the previous generation of Boaz's father Salmon accepting a foreign woman, the Canaanite Rahab from Jericho, as Boaz takes Ruth, a Moabite woman, for his own. Another step in the direction of the birth of the Savior, Jesus!
I recommend this book and the others in this series by Rivers. I especially recommend reading the book and then going back to the Old Testament story and comparing.