Ruth, the Moabitess, feels powerless to escape the shame and abuse she suffers at the hand of her father. Even more tormenting are the lies she believes about herself that the abuse is her fault and that she is a worthless "daughter of Lot." Desperate for deliverance, she prays to the God of Israel, hoping this foreign God will make a way of escape. When she marries the Israelite, Mahlon, it appears God is answering her prayers. But her joy is short-lived when Mahlon dies suddenly. Now Ruth must choose to remain with her own people or travel to Israel with her mother-in-law to live as a barren foreigner with little hope for future happiness. Will Ruth's faith in her newfound God be strong enough to carry her through the difficult days in her new homeland, or will she succumb to the old lies that threaten to overwhelm her?
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Bonnie Winters' book is a superbly convincing account of the life of Ruth, the Moabitess. She has taken a familiar, old story and - in an entertaining and well-written style - filled in the empty spaces, making it brand new again. Daughter of Lot touches on issues not explicitly mentioned in the biblical account of Ruth's life, but perhaps subtly implied: issues of abuse and self-recrimination, issues of emotional healing, and a beautiful path of spiritual development as Ruth finds her way to the one true God - the God of Abraham! I highly recommend this book to all lovers of inspirational fiction, but in particular to those women who need to believe that they are indeed worthwhile creations as daughters of the Most High God!