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Naomi and Her Daughters

Walter Wangerin (Jr)

Naomi and Her Daughters

Walter Wangerin (Jr)

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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 wait...this isn't the tame, flannel graph story you heard in Sunday School. 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 fiction.



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About "Naomi and Her Daughters"

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 wait...this isn't the tame, flannel graph story you heard in Sunday School. 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 fiction.


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Meet the Author

Walter Wangerin (Jr)

Matthew Wangerin played both high school and college basketball, serving as team captain at both levels. He enjoys public speaking and has dedicated himself to encouraging others to avoid life's pitfalls. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he manages a restaurant. 'Father and Son' is his first book. A

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Naomi and Her Daughters
3 stars By Jenny Skinner, Jul 24 2013
Naomi and Her Daughters - by Walter Wangerin Jr.

This book optimizes the saying, You cant tell a book by its
cover! I was drawn to this novel for two reasons. The first was
the lovely artwork detailing the front cover. It is reminiscent of
Monets paintings and the cool greens and restful scene depicted
had me wanting to read within. The second was the genre. I like
reading about Biblical History in this kind of story format. For
me, historically accurate novels bring known characters and events
in history to life in a way that is more meaningful than a dry
historical account.

What I didnt count on was the male emphasis, by Wangerin, on the
horrors of war and all that it entails. The depictions, are vivid,
you can almost smell the blood and sweat of the warriors, hear the
cries of men killing, their swords sinking into flesh and scraping
bone and the agonizing gasps of the dying.

So cleverly did Wangerin place you in that time in History that I
found that I had to put the book down regularly and take a break
with some lighter reading material. I balanced his script with the
actual scriptures themselves and found them in line. However I was
looking for a story of love between Naomi and Ruth, Ruth and Boaz.
I wasnt prepared for the visual imagery of Milcahs rape and
subsequent dismembering, or for the ensuing battles between the
tribe of Benjamin and the other tribes of Israel. I have to admit
to a restless night trying to dispel battle scenes from my mind.

This story certainly has clear imagery and historical accuracy. It
leaves a strong impression into the life and times surrounding
Naomi and her daughters. Just be prepared- this novel is more
than a love story!
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 305900
  • Product Code 9780310330950
  • ISBN 0310330955
  • EAN 9780310330950
  • Pages 288
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Aug 2010
  • Sales Rank #44525
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.335kg

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