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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,515 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Bill Creasy Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Logos Bible Study Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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From Genesis through Judges we have a straight, linear narrative; in Ruth we have a recapitulation, a backward glance into the main story. When we look over our shoulders at the linear path we have followed, we see only a charred, smoking and bloody landscape. Ruth is a diamond lying in the muck and mire of Judges, flashing in the sunlight. Back in the days when the Judges ruled... there was Ruth - the greatest love story in the Bible, a story of redemption.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/18/2014

    " Excellent, excellent, excellent little book by Elizabeth Gaskell! Such a little gem, dealing with human failure and the grace and mercy of God. Wonderful characters, dilemmas, and a ring of reality throughout. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 2/15/2014

    " I thought I would love this, since i really enjoyed North and South. But it shows me why Gaskell is not in the canon. Yes, it's interesting that she redeems a fallen woman, but the book is disappointingly moralistic and predictable. Hated the ending. Some good subplots here and there, but none developed to satisfaction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priya | 2/15/2014

    " Good but very tragic. I wished it had ended differently than it actually had--but still an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 2/13/2014

    " I liked this one. It was an interesting take on the fallen woman story. The characters are pretty realistic and I always understood why Ruth did the things she did. I may have felt like yelling at her at the beginning of the book not to do what I knew would lead to ruin (the same way you want to stop someone in a horror film from walking into the woods alone), but I understood her. I guessed the ending really early in the book, but that is alright. Overall, I enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sherilee badenhorst | 2/4/2014

    " I found this book preachy, long-winded and unrealistic. i get the fact that gaskell was trying to "teach" people to have more empathy fgor unmarried mothers who repent and "bastards" who did nothing to justify their fate, but gosh! She carries on and on about how poor ruth, preggie at 16, becomes a perfect angel after a few weeks of sinning with her cad of a Bellingham. There is no character growth, Ruth is just a pious boring woman whoes life ends when she falls pregnant. the minister and his sister never stop exploring sin. Its just terrible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/19/2014

    " I love Ruth. She made a mistake and spent the rest of her life becoming better because of it. She became a gentle, humble, loving, God-fearing, mother who gave her everything to those she loved. My favorite thoughts " everything may be done in a right way or a wrong" "...do my duty in whatever station of life unto which it shall please God to call me." "Just try for a day to think of all the odd jobs as to be done well...as in God's sight...you'll go through them twice as cheerfully..." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia (felso) | 1/14/2014

    " Ruth is a very moving story of an unwed mother in the Victorian age. A wonderful story of faith, acceptance and forgiveness. Read with a box of tissues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pippa222 | 1/1/2014

    " OK. Good in that it raised awareness of single parents, but very moralising tone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/8/2013

    " You have to read this book a portion of the time. It has moments where it can be a bit too much to take at one time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 12/7/2013

    " This book was so marvellous! I love Elizabeth Gaskell. =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Banta | 8/31/2012

    " This book was absolutely amazing and one of the best stories of redemption, forgiveness, and the atonement that I have ever read. I wept through so many lovely passages. The characters were fascinating, the story touching, and writing masterful. I can't stop thinking about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 6/14/2012

    " The book was wonderfully written and I loved it. Even though, I suppose, it couldn't have ended any other way, it's only because it was so sad that I didn't give it 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindi | 6/13/2012

    " I cried and cried like a baby it was wonderfull. A story about someone really living to make up for their mistakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/18/2012

    " My friend Mary recommended this... By the same author as Cranford. I loved the plot of RUTH, but felt it bogged down in the middle. The characters of Ruth and her illegitimate son tug at your heart strings. As I age, I am having more trouble reading books with the small type and dense text! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 2/11/2012

    " Not my favorite Gaskell, though I did want to know what happened to the poor MC. She was a bit too sweet, kind, patient, forbearing, quiet, modest, etc., and in that way reminded my of Little Dorrit (also not my favorite Dickens). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carey Combe | 12/25/2011

    " What more can you say except Victorian melodrama at its full blown height. Fallen women, bounders etc... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Winkler | 11/5/2011

    " One of the reasons I love the Victorian Era of literature is because of all the wonderful women novelists that emerged at that time. Gaskell is one of the best writers of the era. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shala Howell | 10/11/2011

    " I generally enjoy Gaskell's novels, but I found this one to be too Morally Uplifting for my taste. It's as if she needed to compensate for writing the story of an unwed mother by almost constant sermonizing. If you're looking for a good Gaskell, try either _North and South_ or _Mary Barton_. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/2/2011

    " Love love love Elizabeth Gaskell! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 8/31/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book - it was very thought provoking. It was wonderful and sad and it made me think about the difficulty in truly forgiving yourself for mistakes made in the past. "

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