Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ruth's Redemption by Marlene Banks

Hello Readers,

I don't think you are going to want to miss out on Ruth's Redemption. Being from the South, I am well aware of the history of black slavery in some aspects. It has always been a sad thing to me that slavery existed at all, but it has been around for much longer than a North Vs. South issue. When I think of slavery the first one I think of is Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his own brothers. This book is about Ruth, her husband Bo Peace, and Naomi. (Yes, those are very familiar names, and well used in this book.) 

Ruth has been so greatly abused, and the abuse that many salves endured is written plainly in this book. Bo Peace is a slave who has been freed, and on his farm the salves he buys are free as well. He strives to show them God's love, and be a living example of Christ to all he meets. Especially his Ruth. He has bought her off the slave auction block, and made this lost hurt abused woman his second wife!

This is a moving book that was well, well worth reading.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Ruth's Redemption
Moody Publishers/Lift Every Voice (February 1, 2012)
Marlene Banks

Marlene Banks has worked 30+ years combined in nursing and the business arena.  Her goal as a writer is to create inspiring, gripping and realistic stories with an emphasis on African American literature.  She believes her gift and desire to write is from God and desires to use it to fulfill His purposes.  Marlene lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she is a member of Bethel Deliverance International Church.

Set in the 1800s, Ruth's Redemption, is an unusual depiction of the lives of slaves and free blacks in pre-Civil War America. Bo, a main character, was educated while a slave. He was given his freedom and now owns a farm buying slaves for the sole purpose of giving them their freedom.

Bo is also a man of God and widower whose life is destined to change when he meets the proud and hard-hearted slave girl, Ruth. Ruth has known nothing but servitude and brutality since being separated from her mother at age thirteen. Purchased and sold primarily for breeding, Ruth struggles to adjust to life outside of bondage. She wants no part of Bo's Godly devotion. Yet Bo is unlike any man she's known and her experiences with him will leave her forever changed.

A gripping slave era novel, Ruth's Redemption is a story of love, forgiveness, and redemption. Set against the backdrop of the Nat Turner Rebellion in Tidewater, Virginia, this novel shines the light of God's unconditional love in the darkness of a culture's cruel socially accepted inhumanity.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Ruth's Redemption, go HERE.

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