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In the Field of Grace Audiobook

In the Field of Grace

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Ms. S. St Louis London, UK 09/09/2016
    Ms. S. St Louis London, UK 09/09/2016 Member Since 2016

    A book a day....

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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
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    Mrs. L. Lawson uk 04/12/2015
    Mrs. L. Lawson uk 04/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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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.

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  • Laurette
    Red Deer, AB, Canada
    03/07/15
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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
  • Maria
    Paris, VA, United States
    14/01/15
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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
  • Marva
    Gaithersburg, MD, United States
    07/08/15
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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
  • Donna D Sabsook
    05/02/15
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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
  • Aaron W Smith
    St Louis, MO
    29/04/15
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/02/15
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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
  • William
    Lake Worth, FL, United States
    14/10/14
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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    10/10/16
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    "Captivating storyline"

    Great narration. Very intriguing and truly enjoyable. I was pulled in at various points in the story.

    My favorite aspects were how remarkable an individual Ruth becomes despite her up-bringing. Although fictional, it's adaptation from scripture transforms the reader into another place -- one of empathy, excitement, and at times wonder at how much God cares.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/09/16
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    "A Familiar Old Bible Story Brought to Life"

    The author and the narrater made this familiar Bible story into a believable story of love and faith. It touched my heart and made the connections in scripture come alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa, avid reader
    Ex-pat happily ensconced in the Deep South
    07/09/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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