Story of Ruth

by Lonnie-Sharon Williams



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/19/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781489732798
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 326
ISBN : 9781489732804

About the Book

There are only four chapters in the Biblical Book of Ruth, but very little information is given as to why she decided to leave her own country of Moab and her Moabite gods to travel with her widowed Israelite mother-in-law, Naomi, to Bethlehem-Judah. She and her best friend Orpah married two Israelite men and their lives together are given attention in this book. Once well-to-do, Ruth was now considered poor and upon arriving in Bethlehem had to glean during the harvest to survive. Why did she decide to follow an Israelite woman who did not worship her own pagan gods, and later choose to embrace the one-God religion of a deity which had no form? In this story, Ruth is able to glean on land owned by Boaz, a handsome landowner and a romance ensues. Since God works in mysterious ways, the hand of Yahweh is shown in this fictional story of perseverance and gives insight into human and spiritual love. Key characters are Ruth and Orpah, Naomi, and Boaz.

About the Author

LONNIE-SHARON WILLIAMS, the author, is a retired middle school teacher and Bible study facilitator. She enjoys Biblical history and has been writing short stories, children’s stories, skits and poems since childhood. Her first published work, “The Healings, Three Stories,” was showcased in 2013 at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in St. Louis, the national Christian book display for booksellers. Since 2015 she has also showcased both “The Healings” and “Coming Home” at the Western Reserve Writers Conference as well as traveling the nation as a speaker. Her latest release, “Accused!” is already becoming a best seller. Her books can be found on the shelves in many midwestern libraries, and have also been focused in national magazines and newspapers. She enjoys reading her (unpublished) children’s stories at nursery schools and daycares “to see the response of the little ones,” she laughs. Ms. Williams resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her cat Leroy Jethro, where she enjoys Biblical history research, writing short stories, reading ‘whodunits’ and listening to all forms of music. She is the mother of one son, Robert, his wife Clare, and her amazing grandson, Daniel, who are her greatest admirers.