Life Recovery Bible Themes

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“Grief is hard work; it is painful. People who are grieving need others to grieve with them and comfort them” (Life Recovery Bible 337). This quote is appropriate for the novel with the loss that the two widows experienced. The novel explains how the family dealt with their grief through their journey in life. The novel was written in 1140 B.C. during a time of trouble and faithless times of Judges in Israel (Biblehub). The author is said to be Samuel, but it may have been written by a writer during the reign of David or Solomon. The author wrote the novel in this difficult time to show the people who turn their life over to God can make an impact on others and find peace and serenity in their own life. The story follows Naomi’s journey when her family fled from Bethlehem to Moab to escape difficult circumstances, after they reached Moab she became a …show more content…
The next theme in the novel is Naomi guiding Ruth to accept Boaz as her next husband. Naomi wants to provide her with a secure permanent home, when she notices that the Lords hints of Boaz kindness. She then knows that the Lord has plans for Boaz and Ruth. Ruth trusts Naomi and the Lords plan for her so she accepts what Naomi tells her to do. Naomi then instructs Ruth to dress up and meet him at the threshing floor after he had fallen asleep. “Then go and uncover his feet and lie down there. He will tell you what to do” ( Life Recovery Bible 340) Boaz was shocked to see Ruth at his feet, she said “spread the corner of your covering over me, for you are my family redeemer” (340). He respected her and recognized her loyalty towards the family but knew that her presence there could ruin her reputation. He also knew of another man who is a closer relative that would be her family redeemer and future husband if he would have her. Boaz allows her to stay but talked to the closer relative to Ruth before he accepted her as his

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