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Naomi and Her Daughters - A Novel

Walter Wangerin

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. 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 fiction.

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. 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 fiction.
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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. 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 fiction.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 32m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:36