In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar is a beautifully written historical fiction book based on the story of Ruth out of the Bible. This is the first book I have read by Author Tessa Afshar and she has made me an instant fan!
I have read several books in the past from various authors based on biblical stories and more often than not I am left disappointed. A lot of times the truth of the story gets twisted, but that is not the case with In the Field of Grace. The author takes the Bible story of Ruth and weaves a fictional story based on the truth that the Bible shares. It takes the reader to a deeper understanding of that day and time and for me it helped me to connect and see the Bible characters of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz as real people, not just a story. It brought the story to life! I will say that for me, after reading a fictional story based on a Bible story I always like to go back and read the Bible account afterwards.
I think most Christians are familiar with the story of Ruth so it is pretty clear how the story will unfold, but what you don't know is how the story will take hold of your heart. You will experience the grief that Naomi felt when she lost her sons, you will experience the determination of Ruth to help Naomi and you will read about a love that is sweet and pure and sent from God above.
I highly recommend this book and believe that within it's pages you will be reminded of God's great faith, love and provision.
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***This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.