Ruth: Mother of Kings

Ruth Mother of Kings The story of Ruth has captivated Christian believers for centuries not least of all because she is one of only two women with books of the Bible named after them Now Diana Wallis Taylor animates thi

  • Title: Ruth: Mother of Kings
  • Author: Diana Wallis Taylor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The story of Ruth has captivated Christian believers for centuries, not least of all because she is one of only two women with books of the Bible named after them Now, Diana Wallis Taylor animates this cherished part of the Old Testament, with its unforgettable cast of characters Experience Ruth s elation as a young bride and her grief at finding herself a widow far befoThe story of Ruth has captivated Christian believers for centuries, not least of all because she is one of only two women with books of the Bible named after them Now, Diana Wallis Taylor animates this cherished part of the Old Testament, with its unforgettable cast of characters Experience Ruth s elation as a young bride and her grief at finding herself a widow far before her time Witness the unspeakable relief of Naomi upon hearing her daughter in law promise never to leave her And celebrate with Boaz when, after years as a widower, he discovers love again, with a woman he first found gleaning in his field The story of this remarkable woman to whom Jesus Christ traced His lineage comes to life in the pages of this dramatic retelling.

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    1. Ruth Mother of Kings is the fifth title in Diana Wallis Taylor’s great series about the women in the Bible, but it is the first to focus on a woman in the Old Testament. It also marks her debut with the publisher Whitaker House and, as a result, the first thing I noticed was that the cover is totally different to the covers of her previous titles. My main concern, however, was whether or not Ruth would be of the same standard as those novels. In the beginning, I wasn’t sure. I immediately no [...]

    2. Title: Ruth, Mother of KingsAuthor: Diana Wallis TaylorPages: 259Year: 2013Publisher: Whitaker HouseThis is the second book by Diana Wallis Taylor I have read, and again, she has done a wonderful job of relating a fictional account of a character of the Bible. This story focuses on Ruth’s entire life from her early years onward and provides some possible explanations for information about Ruth as stated in the Bible. As always, the Bible is the source of truth, but I appreciated the inclusion [...]

    3. I was blessed enough to receive a complimentary copy of Dianna Wallis Taylor's new book Ruth Mother of Kings. I excitedly downloaded it onto my Kindle Paperwhite and started reading. :)Dianna is a masterful storyteller. She really pulls you into the atmosphere and setting of the story. You can almost taste the juicy figs, smell the lamb stew and hear the bleating of sheep in your ears. I enjoyed how she portrayed Ruth's life in Moab with her grandparents and Orpah. She also did a masterful job i [...]

    4. When I saw this book in the backseat of a fellow quilter, I asked if she was returning it to the library. When she said yes I asked if I could return it for her and then check it out for myself. I was positive this was one of the books on my “to read” list and I was quite surprised to find that it was not. I also have found a great new tradition that I will start next year during Lent of reading at least one Christian books during that time of year. The book was very well written and would b [...]

    5. This story of Ruth, Mother of Kings, is different than many biblical fiction stories about her. In this book, one of the major differences is that she had Ruth, living in a country of Moab, but not being a Moabitess. While I found that an interesting take on the story, I am not sure it is completely accurate. The reasoning behind this take on the story was because of the verse where God said “An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generati [...]

    6. Ruth: Mother of Kings I watched an old movie that was on Netflix about a year or so ago and was somewhat startled how they changed so much of the Biblical story of Ruth.This is not the case with this fleshed-out version. Ms. Taylor stayed true to the background of Ruth, using the NLT translation of the Bible to include much of the true story of This virtuous woman. I loved the expansion of possible conversations and how Ruth fell in love with Mahlon; how her best friend Orpah (I kept calling her [...]

    7. I loved reading Ruth's story in an expanded fictionalized version. It helps me think about how times were back then and how God shaped the lives of the people in this story for the outcome He had. I also was interested in Ms. Taylor's defense of her thesis that Ruth was not a Moabitess but rather an Israelite as I've heard some assert. It makes more sense that God would choose an ancestor of our Lord as one of his chosen people.

    8. I'm not as familiar with the stories of the Bible as many of you are. I liked this story, it brought to life the story of Ruth that I heard about.

    9. Ruth is always a favorite of mine, and this book is no exception. Well written, and makes you feel the person that she was.

    10. The story of Ruth is one of my favorites, therefore, I so enjoyed hearing more of her background story. Seeing all that she went through before she married Naomi's son, up until her marriage to Boaz. I have a better picture of how gentle, kind and virtuous she was, and in my opinion Ruth is definitely a biblical woman to look up to and learn from! I highly recommend this book!!

    11. Title: RUTH: MOTHER OF KINGSAuthor: Diana Wallis TaylorPublisher: Whitaker HouseOctober 2013ISBN: 978-1603749039Genre: Biblical fictionThe story of Ruth has captivated Christian believers for centuries, not least of all because she is one of only two women with books of the Bible named after them. Now, Diana Wallis Taylor animates this cherished part of the Old Testament, with its unforgettable cast of characters. Experience Ruth's elation as a young bride—and her grief at finding herself a wi [...]

    12. One of the Bible's most enduring romantic stories, the story of Ruth and Boaz,, "Ruth, Mother of Kings" has been brought to life, in a way that not only captures the blessing that God bestowed upon His people, but the love and loyalty that Ruth had for both her mother in law and eventually Boaz.With a casual style that draws the reader in, Dianna Wallis Taylor, brings to life the life and times of the Old Testament while managing to stay true to the Scriptures, without the reader even realizing [...]

    13. A fantastic read and wonderful addition to the other works of Ms.Taylor! Her stories are always rich in detail, well researched and bearing a real impression of life in the set time period, down to simple household acts and family structure. I was a bit if about Ruth being a Rubenite (and there fore a child of Israel) instead of being a Moabite and the effect it would have on the story, but the author not only backs up her decision with research, but the story is just as rich and effective. I wo [...]

    14. As with any of Diana Wallis Taylor's writings, the Ruth of the Old Testament springs to life in Ruth, Mother of Kings. Ms. Taylor's uncanny ability to explore the depths of feeling and life in a time so far removed from us is amazing. Our understanding about the life of Ruth is limited to Biblical accounts but her being is fleshed out by the author as she stays extremely close to the spirit of the times. Her historical accuracy supports what we do know about Ruth. A wonderful read. . .

    15. A compelling story of love, honor, fear, pain and the strength of a loving, loyal women. This book kept me riveted to the characters so deftly portrayed by this writer. I enjoyed being completely swept up in the wonderful totality of this poignant Bible story. Although some of the history did not match what was in the bible, I still really enjoyed it. I always look forward to reading Taylor books. Thank you Diana Wallis Taylor for sharing your work.

    16. A bit different take on the story of Ruth she was an Israelite but lived in Moab. I'll have to research that a bit more. I found the story a bit lacking. If you are going to fictionalize a story there are important elements to add. What are the characters motivations, why is Ruth so loyal? What would cause her to obey her mother in law for an older man? This book just wrote the biblical account and added the foods eaten and clothes worn.

    17. I liked it a lot. It just jumped off the shelf to me in the "New Books" section of the library, and after beginning it, I could not put it down. I like Christian fiction as a genre but am not usually looking for it on purpose. The writing is solid, characters interesting and since I did not know the story of Ruth, became more interested in it so had to read in the King James Version of the Bible. Highly recommend.

    18. This is a must read to see how it all begins with a non believer who falls in love with a believer. That start the bloodline for many kings. It is a good biblical romance story. You can really picture the scenery you can almost smell all the good food. It shows you what faith can do if you believe it and trust with all your heart. Noemi

    19. Beautiful.Again, Diana Wallis Taylor has blended Biblical accounts with customs and manners in the Old Testament to bring a unique look at how Ruth's life might have looked. Her writing blends fiction with known Historical and Biblical accounts and brings to life a rich understanding of beloved women in the Bible.

    20. Learned a lot I did not previously know. Will seek out other books by the same author - she currently has three more that follow the same idead it goes well with my current quilt block of the week - Women of the Bible.

    21. Makes me feel like I live during the time of RuthExcellent reading, I enjoyed the historical information, as well as the added fictional (Biblically based) story. Happy story, happy ending!

    22. Lovely story of RuthAlso really liked the author's explanation of the story . I had always wondered about the incident and how Ruth had the courage t leave her home town to go with Naomi.

    23. This is a very nice rendition on the story of Ruth. I liked it very much. It starts out with Ruth's parents dying of a fever at the age of four and how she and her brother go to live with the father's parents. They are all believers of Ha'ShemGod. I liked this version a lot.

    24. As Biblical stories go this one was a good read. Not the depth of The Red Tent but a gentler version of the story of Ruth.

    25. This is one of the first books on Ruth that I have not been enthralled. I did not finish the book, so I do not feel I can make an informed review.

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