Shirley Corder has a way of bringing people from the pages of the Bible right into my home. She makes me see things I never noticed before no matter how many times I've read it. The book may be named after Ruth, but Naomi was the one Ruth followed into a relationship with Yahweh. I loved getting to know the spunky older woman who left her homeland and returned with her daughter-in-law in tow. Tracy Crump The Write Life
From the Author
Naomi is the first in the Out of the Shadow
series. The women in this series are usually thought of under the shadow
of another person.
For example,we read about Naomi in the Biblical book of Ruth. Her story is over-shadowed by the much-loved romance of Ruth and Boaz. Yet the book of Ruth starts with Naomi and ends with Naomi. It is my intention to bring Naomi out of Ruth's shadow so you can get to know this brave woman of faith.
The book is written in creative non-fiction, a genre which deals with facts written in story format. It comprises 43 short stories telling the Old Testament book of Ruth from Naomi's point of view. It is not a work of fiction, but in order to bring the story alive, there are some embellishments to help you relate to the events.
It is my prayer that this book will help you fall in love with Naomi as I did during the research and writing process.