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Naomi and Her Daughters ❮Epub❯ ➥ Naomi and Her Daughters ➤ Author Walter Wangerin Jr. – Thomashillier.co.uk Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr pens the historically accurate biblical tale of Naomi and Ruth in this riveting novel Contemporary echoes of love, deceit, war, and political instability will res Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr pens the historically accurate biblical tale of Naomi and Ruth in this riveting novel Contemporary echoes of love, deceit, war, and political instability will resonate with readers today, while rich descriptions and gritty realism cast new light on the ancient narrative A powerful story that you won t soon forget.

  • ebook
  • 288 pages
  • Naomi and Her Daughters
  • Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • English
  • 06 July 2017
  • 0310590426

About the Author: Walter Wangerin Jr.

Walter Wangerin Jr is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin s writing career has encompassed most every genre fiction, essay, short story, children s story, meditation, and biblical exposition His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children s Book of the Year Award, and several Naomi and ePUB ½ Gold Medallions, including best fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul A Novel He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.



10 thoughts on “Naomi and Her Daughters

  1. Cafelilybookreviews Cafelilybookreviews says:

    I really enjoy Biblical historical fiction and looked forward to reading Naomi And Her Daughters by Walter Wangerin Jr This was the first book I ve read by this author and he certainly added some interesting twists to the age old story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz Don t be fooled by the cover this is not your typical romantic re telling of the Ruth Boaz story This book is full of war and death and is grittier than you might anticipate so if you re expecting a kind and gentle love story, you ma I really enjoy Biblical historical fiction and looked forward to reading Naomi And Her Daughters by Walter Wangerin Jr This was the first book I ve read by this author and he certainly added some interesting twists to the age old story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz Don t be fooled by the cover this is not your typical romantic re telling of the Ruth Boaz story This book is full of war and death and is grittier than you might anticipate so if you re expecting a kind and gentle love story, you may be let down To be honest, I was caught off guard by the rough language and sexual innuendos At times this story is a bit crude and I didn t expect to find it in a title being marketed as Christian historical fiction The book also begins with a rather grisly murder however, if those issues don t concern you, then you will probably enjoy Naomi And Her Daughters You have to keep in mind that this is a work of fiction and the author includes characters who are not related to scripture All in all, readers will need to decide for themselves if this is a book for them I would strongly caution parents to pre read it before allowing their teens to pick it up

  2. Dawn Dawn says:

    Knowing the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, I read this entire book, hoping that there would be some redeeming value to it, at least at the end I am so very disappointed by this book The Bible story of these three people is so filled with honor, blessing, hope, patience, service, kindness, love This book was raw and dark, ugly in all the ways of this broken world I understand that there wasto the lives of these three individuals than the four chapters in the book of Ruth I am also awa Knowing the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, I read this entire book, hoping that there would be some redeeming value to it, at least at the end I am so very disappointed by this book The Bible story of these three people is so filled with honor, blessing, hope, patience, service, kindness, love This book was raw and dark, ugly in all the ways of this broken world I understand that there wasto the lives of these three individuals than the four chapters in the book of Ruth I am also aware that they were human, prone to sin, subjected to the darknesses of this world, no matter their role in the Divine lineage But the way in which they were portrayed, in fact, the over and undertones of this entire book were so repulsive to me, that I became increasingly grateful that I had just completed a personal Bible study on the book of Ruth to help me see all the ways this book didn t just fall short, but missed the mark by miles Otherwise, I think this telling would have hurt my very soul, rather than merely disgusting me.This book is NOT Biblical fiction It s not even Christian fiction It s not even really historical fiction It s just pure fiction I realized this about 30 pages in and hoped that by casting it in the proper light, I might at least find a good story told I never did Good Christian fiction brings us a lesson and concludes with hope and some sort of restoration or redemption this book offered none of these things I haven t read much Biblical fiction, and I m going to try not to allow Naomi and Her Daughters to deter me, as I am sure that there are better examples of it out there I have to believe that, much like good historical fiction, the story is heavily colored by fact and research Mentioning some people and places from the Bible, alluding to a few of the events that take place, does not make a book Biblical fiction, just like randomly sprinkling in a few historical references does not make a book historical fiction I was hoping that the end would, at the very least, include an author s note, as my favorite historical fiction authors often use to share where they took liberties and why It provides context, shows integrity in its honor of the known facts These liberties should enhance the facts that we know, giving them color and life, not rewrite history and then sell it as based in reality This book went so far sideways, it wasn t out of the box nor a retelling, but an entire work of fiction with some familiar names and places scattered about Not even good fiction, it was fragmented, jerking back and forth in time, the sentence and paragraph structures awkward and jerky I am utterly disappointed The truth of it is that I only finished this book so that I could write this review without any chance I was going to be inaccurate or incomplete with my assessment

  3. Jerry Jares Jerry Jares says:

    This is a retelling of the life of Naomi and Ruth from the Bible Obviously, the author is a gifted researcher who has filled in the blanks of the Bible by setting Ruth s story in the context of the biblical times in which she lived The thoughts and actions of the people involved areunderstandable when the reader can see the times and problems that affected them However, I absolutely hated the back and forth nature of the chapters It stopped the action and made for confusing reading This is a retelling of the life of Naomi and Ruth from the Bible Obviously, the author is a gifted researcher who has filled in the blanks of the Bible by setting Ruth s story in the context of the biblical times in which she lived The thoughts and actions of the people involved areunderstandable when the reader can see the times and problems that affected them However, I absolutely hated the back and forth nature of the chapters It stopped the action and made for confusing reading I have never read this technique used in which it added to the story It is irritating.I know this is a great writer, he s won the National Book Award however, I didn t like this book The characters were not compelling or particularly likable

  4. Jeff Danhauer Jeff Danhauer says:

    While this is certainly an interesting and entertaining attempt to craft back stories for each of the major players in the Biblical book of Ruth, and though I enjoyed the story, yet I found distressing the back stories crafted in particular for Naomi and for Boaz I ll not give away the specifics However, when using a Biblical account as a jumping off point you must be held to a higher standard and I felt the character expressed for Naomi and Boaz while certainly possible to be in contrast to While this is certainly an interesting and entertaining attempt to craft back stories for each of the major players in the Biblical book of Ruth, and though I enjoyed the story, yet I found distressing the back stories crafted in particular for Naomi and for Boaz I ll not give away the specifics However, when using a Biblical account as a jumping off point you must be held to a higher standard and I felt the character expressed for Naomi and Boaz while certainly possible to be in contrast to the character described or implied by the Biblical account in both people later in life

  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    It is so hard to bring something new to this familiar Bible story However, this author did well It was interesting to think about how the story of Ruth might have fit in with other Biblical narratives from Judges.

  6. April Brown April Brown says:

    The story of Naomi and Ruth is one of my favorite stories in the Bible This was the worst retelling of the story I ve ever read It was so back forth that it was just confusing The real essence of the story was lost The story of Naomi and Ruth is one of my favorite stories in the Bible This was the worst retelling of the story I ve ever read It was so back forth that it was just confusing The real essence of the story was lost

  7. Tina Tina says:

    Highly fictional retellingI love Biblical fiction but this felt quite far fetched at times I didn t mind the back and forth and it was well written but the back stories to the characters seemed unrealistic

  8. Donna Donna says:

    A refreshing take on the Bible story of Ruth and Naomi.

  9. Katy Lovejoy Katy Lovejoy says:

    I ve always loved the story of Ruth and Naomi

  10. Grace Grace says:

    Author Walter WangerinTitle Naomi and Her DaughtersDescription source From master storyteller Walter Wangerin, Jr comes this familiar biblical saga told in a fresh, transfixing way You ll feel you ve never heard it before Melding historical accuracy with imaginative detail, Wangerin uses the biblical books of Judges and Ruth to explore themes of love, faith, grief and community set against a backdrop of war and political instability The widow Naomi grieves the deaths of her two adult so Author Walter WangerinTitle Naomi and Her DaughtersDescription source From master storyteller Walter Wangerin, Jr comes this familiar biblical saga told in a fresh, transfixing way You ll feel you ve never heard it before Melding historical accuracy with imaginative detail, Wangerin uses the biblical books of Judges and Ruth to explore themes of love, faith, grief and community set against a backdrop of war and political instability The widow Naomi grieves the deaths of her two adult sons after the shocking murder of a beloved adopted daughter, while pondering her responsibilities toward her Moabite daughters in law Ancient Israel is in chaos When her daughter in law, Ruth, begs to return to Israel with Naomi, events are set in motion that will change the course of history But waitthis isn t the tame, flannel graph story you heard in Sunday School In the tradition of Anita Diamant s The Red Tent and Elissa Elliott s Eve A Novel of the First Woman, Wangerin imbues his tale with strong female characters and an earthy realism that gives the timeless Old Testament narrative so much power You ll find echoes of contemporary issues throughout deceit, heartbreak, loss, war, and, of course, the power of love Naomi s combined strength and tenderness becomes the pivot upon which a nation turns her decisions ultimately lead to the founding of the family lineage of Jesus Christ Breathtaking descriptions, shocking violence, and inspirational courage make this spellbinding novel by a beloved award winning author a story you won t soon forget It s the perfect novel for your book group, and a satisfying read for those who love thoughtful biblical fictionReview source I downloaded on kindle for free.Plot Wangerin imagines that the horrific story from Judges of the Levite s concubine is also a part of Naomi s story in fact this woman is Naomi s first daughter This story makes up the first part of the book subsequent parts deal with Boaz, and Naomi s sojourn in Moab, with only the last section dealing with the familiar story of Ruth.Characters Naomi and Boaz are the two characters who appear throughout the book Ruth appears only toward the end I never felt like I really understood these characters, especially Boaz, who is borderline crazy and pretty scary in the first part of the book Naomi is the best realized character, but even with her, there is a remove Perhaps it is a result of Wangerin reporting actions, but not entering the thoughts of the characters Writing style Wangerin is one of those people who writes literary Christian fiction, and as such, I should like him, but I ve never really warmed up to him I really tried to read his best known book, The Book of the Dun Cow, but just couldn t get interested I did read a non fiction book of his on marriage, but that one and this one are the only two books of his that I ve read His style is spare and feels to me like it s at an emotional remove for the horrible events in this book, that may be a good thing He intersperses Scripture regularly, so the style has to work with the biblical poetry, which it mostly does, though Wangerin does adapt some modern sounding slang Audience The description pretty much nails it women who read novels based on biblical stories Christian men would probably also enjoy the book, if they ever picked it up, since it s anything but mushy The problem with getting an audience for this kind of book is getting people to read it in the first place, since it s based on the Bible This isn t the kind of book I typically read, so any rating I give is probably lower than someone who is in the target audience would give it.Wrap up This isn t the kind of book that one enjoys Nonetheless, I did stay interested in it and want to finish it I m still not a huge Wangerin fan, but I know that there are plenty of them without me 3.5 5

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