Review: In The Field Of Grace by Tessa Afshar

Posted 24 March, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Review: In The Field Of Grace by Tessa Afshar
Title: In the Field of Grace
Author: Tessa Afshar
Published by River North
Date Published: July 1st 2014
Pages: 290
Genres: Christian Fiction, Biblical Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon~ B&N~CBD
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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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

This book was amazing. Absolutely amazing. The message that is woven into this book, that God’s grace is sufficient through all times, good and bad, is powerful and incredible. It is just what I needed to read. Ms. Afshar is superbly talented and knew just what this reader need to read.

Boaz and Ruth, along with Naomi, are created perfectly. I felt like I had taken a trip right to the heart of the Bible and followed their story. Both suffered tragedies beyond compare, both seeking happiness, both reaching out to each other. The way they were portrayed, the way they interacted and fell in love, made me fall in love with the whole story. It was perfect!

Ms. Afshar’s book is high on my recommendations list. From start to finish, I was lost in the pages of this book, and I had it done in less than a day. It was that good. This book is powerful and worth so much more than simple 5 stars. It is worthy of 5 million stars. When it comes to Biblical fiction this is the kind of book I seek and I am so incredibly pleased to have read it.

About Tessa Afshar

Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of historical and biblical fiction. Her novel, Land of Silence was voted by Library Journal as one of five top Christian Fiction titles of 2016, and nominated for the 2016 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Inspirational Romance. Harvest of Gold won the prestigious 2014 Christy Award in the Historical Romance category. Her book, Harvest of Rubies was a finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book Award in the fiction category. Her first novel, Pearl in the Sand, won her “New Author of the Year” by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader’s Choice Awards 2011. Tessa was born in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale University where she served as cochair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She serves on the staff of one of the oldest churches in America. But that has not cured her from being addicted to chocolate.

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6 responses to “Review: In The Field Of Grace by Tessa Afshar

  1. Rebecca Knight

    WOW this book sounds awesome! And fits in with my daily bible readings perfectly. This would be a perfect one to buy and then share with my mom.

  2. Aaron

    I think it would be interesting to imagine myself in bible times sounds like a good read!

  3. Ella

    I was always fascinated by the story of Naomi and Ruth this book sounds excellent. Will add to my what to read next list.

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