Full Of Promise
Unbound by Eleanor Bertin is a marvellous contemporary Christian retelling of the story of Ruth. It has been bought bang up to date so that modern audiences can identify with Ruth and see the love of God in action.
When tragedy strikes, it is normal to ask “Why didn’t God prevent evil?” God gave us free will and with our choices come pain and heartache. Whatever we face, God never abandons us. “No matter what happens, your Maker walks with you.” God feels our pain and hurt. He offers us His love as we walk through life.
God is the God of new beginnings and second chances. “Although I am a great sinner, Jesus is a great rescuer.” He takes our pasts, redeems us and offers us a new start.
There are some difficult subjects that are presented with sensitivity. Eleanor Bertin shows the heart and love of God for His children.
The Word of God is love. Some may twist His words and use “tactics of blame, shame and guilt.” But our God is a God of love. It is His character and He will not change. God offers us His love and grace which will cover all our sins.
Forgiveness is a major theme. We all have pasts. Sometimes our pasts consume us with guilt. It is a heavy burden we were not meant to carry. Jesus came to free us from our burdens. He says we are forgiven and loved. We must forgive the face in the mirror or be guilty of hubris.
I have always loved the biblical story of Ruth and her bond with Naomi. It is refreshing to read a modern take on a familiar story. Unbound is a great read revealing the heart of God to renew and restore, as well as the bond of love between two women.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.