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Summary Naomi and Her Daughters 107 FOR DISTRIBUTION OUTSIDE THE USA Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr pens the historically accurate biblical tale of Naomi an. 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 RuthBoaz 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 upDownload Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB » Walter Wangerin Jr.
Summary Naomi and Her Daughters 107 D Ruth in this riveting novel Contemporary echoes of love deceit war and political instability will resonate with readers today. 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
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Summary Naomi and Her Daughters 107 While rich descriptions and gritty realism cast new light on the ancient narrative A powerful story that you won't soon forget. Highly fictional retellingI love Biblical fiction but this felt uite 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
- Naomi and Her Daughters
- Walter Wangerin Jr.
- 01 January 2018