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In the Field of Grace Audiobook

In the Field of Grace

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Love resurrected from lifeless arms happens in the arms of a loving God. Without wealth or family, the widow Ruth left her people and followed Naomi, her beloved Hebrew mother-in-law, to rebuild Naomi’s home in Israel. Provisions gone and starvation at the door, Ruth used all that she had left - a strong back and a willing heart - to gather grain in a field, abandoned after the harvest. Tormented by others, Ruth is shocked to find the owner of the field watching her. Talking to her. Bringing food to her and Naomi. Boaz tells himself his kindness toward Ruth is repayment for the love she has shown to his cousin Naomi. But his heart knows better.

©2014 Moody Publishers (P)2014 Oasis Audio

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    Laurette Red Deer, AB, Canada 07-03-15
    Laurette Red Deer, AB, Canada 07-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "New insights about Old Testament Ruth"

    Have you ever wondered why Ruth, from the Old Testament story, left her homeland of Moab to go to a new home in Israel? Did she know what was in store for her there? The scriptures imply that Ruth's decision came from her virtuous character; her loyalty to Naomi. After listening to this book, I would add that it is likely Ruth's decision also came from courage that rested on a foundation of faith in God.

    This book extended and enhanced my understanding of Ruth, adding fictional details that helped me consider all that she really would have had to face... including the challenges that could have come her way. In watching Ruth face those fictional challenges, this book emphasizes a truth, and gives a strong message of hope to the listener: that God can transform tragedy into triumph! Also, He can use any one of us to bless the lives of others. All He requires is a willing and trusting heart.

    I very much enjoyed the author's take on the story; it is very much in keeping with the impression I get about Ruth when I read the Bible.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Paris, VA, United States 01-14-15
    Maria Paris, VA, United States 01-14-15 Member Since 2012

    Christian Author and Lucid Dreamer.

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    "Absolutely Totally Beautiful"
    What made the experience of listening to In the Field of Grace the most enjoyable?

    Everything. A book worthy of its title, for it is full of grace and beauty.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Field of Grace?

    There were many such moments. The wisdom and the prayers are seamlessly woven into the reality of every day life in a way that felt like blessings my soul soaked up like parched soil.


    Which character – as performed by Laural Merlington – was your favorite?

    Ruth, of course, but she did a wonderful job with all of them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. I wept. I was there. I feel like I truly met Ruth, and Boaz, and Naomi, they felt like kin, and I miss them.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an absolutely beautiful novel. As a novelist myself, I feel humbled, at a loss for words. At first I felt the Epilogue was an intrusion, but I came to love Ruth so much, it all fell into place and I cried, again, this time because the Book of Ruth, so passionately and gracefully told by Tessa Afshar, had ended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marva Gaithersburg, MD, United States 08-07-15
    Marva Gaithersburg, MD, United States 08-07-15 Member Since 2013

    Words spoken in season is like a fresh rain.

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    "Field of Grace"
    Would you listen to In the Field of Grace again? Why?

    I really enjoyed the book, however there were placed in the story that was to long and drawn out.


    What other book might you compare In the Field of Grace to and why?

    It was similar to the story Rahab, but the book on Rahab was far better.


    What does Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's an excellent narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The care that Boaz took to keep Ruth safe all the way through his marriage to her. :D


    Any additional comments?

    Good book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna D Sabsook 02-05-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great story"

    absolutely loved it. Tessa has a great talent of writing biblical fiction. I did not want the story to end. Please write another book as soon as possible:-D

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron W Smith St Louis, MO 04-29-15
    Aaron W Smith St Louis, MO 04-29-15
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    "Great Fictional Story Of Ruth"

    The story of Ruth is quickly becoming one of my favorite Old Testament stories. Make sure to listen to the prologue and the author's note at the end.

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    Amazon Customer 02-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story"

    It was nice to hear a beloved bible story turned into a great work of fiction which allowed the listener to imagine all the added details of these characters lives. Wow, I always listen to the same inspirational authors and stumbled across a new author whom I really enjoy! 😃

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Lake Worth, FL, United States 10-14-14
    William Lake Worth, FL, United States 10-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Great Story that brings the Book of Ruth to life"

    Tessa Afshar has such a beautiful talent for taking people from the Bible and presenting them in a way that is both personal and compeling. This book is a must read.

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    Teresa, avid reader 09-07-16
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    "Deeply satisfying read"

    A magnificent story. Inspirational and educational. The details of every day life in the Middle East add realism. Ms. Afshar sensitively weaves the Biblical narrative with supporting fictional details to bring the characters to colorful life. The story held my attention completely from beginning to end and I felt a little bereft when I had to say goodbye to the characters at the end of the book. I am looking forward to listening to Pearl in the Sand.

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    Bret 08-18-16
    Bret 08-18-16 Member Since 2002
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    "Captivating!"

    From the first chapter to the authors notes it captivated my attention. Truly enjoyed this book. I really like when a book conveys Bible truths with in its story. It makes the people from the Bible come alive because our (at least mine) little brain need to remember that the Bible is full of people who struggle with obstacles just like we do who make mistakes like we do but who serve a Living God who pours out His Love and Grace upon us anyway

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Glosser 08-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My fav audio book"

    I loved loved loved this book. The performance was top notch. It was very believable and stayed with scripture. Highly recommend! Im heading over to see authors other books!

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  • Ms. S. St Louis
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    9/9/16
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    "A 'must read' from Tessa Afshar"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I was unable to put it down - or stop listening. It is very detailed and it is if you are there in person. The storyline - although based on a story from the Bible - is very well written.


    What other book might you compare In the Field of Grace to, and why?

    Tessa Afshar's other books are very good too. Pearl in the Sand, Harvest of Gold, Harvest of Rubies.


    Have you listened to any of Laural Merlington’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not yet listened to any other Laurel Merlington performance. Her performance in this book is absolutely brilliant. She draws you in right from the beginning.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had a range of emotional reactions to 'In the Field of Grace'. There was laughing, crying and moments of upset and moments of elation for each of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Please read it. You will enjoy it from the very first sentence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. L. Lawson
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    12/4/15
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    "Blessing"

    This was the of tessa afghan book I read. I throughly enjoy reading it . The last chapter I could not put down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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