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The Story Of Ruth

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Retells the Old Testament tale of the faithful daughter-in-law showing how the events of the story reveal the history of that period.
Library Binding, 102 pages
Published by Doubleday Books (first published 1972)
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K.
Sep 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Was intrigued enough by the fact that I had no idea Asimov (super sci-fi author) wrote books like this to bring it home from DI.

Pros: Totally gave me perspective on the hows and whys of the book of Ruth. Loved immensely the historical information, found it super helpful.

Cons: Asimov seemed to believe Ruth was written by someone just wanting to prove a point about a particular point of Jewish doctrine--thereby casting doubt into the lineage of Christ.

Pros: Ended completely different than I expe
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Adam
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Good exposition, but absolutely zero mention of the Lord. No mention of the often unseen hand of providence. There is very little use for this book as a result.
Amy
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very to nice to read as a companion to the actual Book of Ruth in the King James Version. Loved the way Asimov explains all.
Bookwyrmgyrl
Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religious
Fascinating and useful.
Karen
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Interesting, but I don't agree with all of Asimov's assertions. I think he has some valid points, but he also wanders off into speculation treated as fact. Easy, entertaining read.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine o
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