Guess That Quote (Part 11)

” My place beside you my blood for yours, til the green ember rises or the end of the world. “

Hints Hints Hints!!!

1. A great read 📚, not unlike Redwall

2. A fantasy action with talking animals. Rabbits, wolves, and crows are the main characters

3. The author goes by two initials and his last name is “Smith”.

Happy quote hunting! If you would like to see more quotes by authors you love and test your knowledge, then please feel free to send me book titles (with the author name attached😉) via the comments!

Book Review! Ruth

So, this is not like my other book reviews. This one is an essay on the book of Ruth in The Bible. I’m sure I’ll have a lot of not quite “book reviews” in the future and can’t wait to see how they will turn out! Let’s go!

Ruth is a perfect role model for today’s young ladies . Not only does she prove herself brave and honest, she is very loyal. Over the course of this essay, I will show you Ruth’s devotion to her mother-in-law, her integrity in awkward situations, and her courage to leave all she’s ever known to serve teh one true Elohim in a strange land.

The first time we see Ruth’s loyalty is in 1:16-17. These verses tell us how Ruth begs Naomi to let her join her on her journey. Her loyalty is shown through her obedience to her mother-in-law. The second and third time we see Ruth shine are in 2:19 and 3:5. In the first instance her loyalty is as simple as answering Naomi’s question, yet a lesson we should all try to mimic by always trying to obey our elders. In verse five of chapter three, it is a little more testing. Naomi tells Ruth to go and lie at Boaz’s feet. Now today, this sounds strange, right? If she wanted his attention why go lay at his feet? Well, what Ruth was going to tell Boaz was not for everyone to hear. It was like insurance, if something went wrong no one would hear. By obeying Naomi, Ruth’s future is secure.

The next topic I would like to touch on is bravery. Bravery today is so over-exaggerated, but Ruth shows a deep bravery even in awkward situations. You have to do something that is daring to seem brave. But, there are other ways. Like Ruth, in 1:16-17 she leaves everything she’s ever known, family, friends, even her gods, so that she can go with Naomi back to her land, back to Elohim. And, if that isn’t bravery, I don’t know what is. Ruth proves herself brave in many ways, but there are two mre I would like to go over. Ruth asks Boaz for his favor. Ruth is asking for his approval. It reminds me of the relationship we have with the Father, we yearn for His approval. We should all know just how much courage it took Ruth in 2:13. With this last one, it blows me away. Sometimes after an act of bravery you just slowly fall. But not Ruth, she continues to impress without even trying. Do you remember earlier when I said she was brave in an awkward situation? Well, this is that situation. Deuteronomy 25:5 tells what you are supposed to do if a woman’s husband has died. This rule is no longer in use in western culture as far as I am aware, but it was in Ruth’s time. In 3:9, Ruth tells Boaz that he is her near kinsman, she asks him to “spread His skirt over her”. Put yourself in her shoes, would you have the confidence to ask someone to marry you, to fulfill the law in Deuteronomy 25:5? I don’t know if I would, but that isn’t the point. The point is that Ruth did. Out of the handful of women in The Bible, Ruth is one of the most qualified to be a role model.

For my last paragraph I decided to write about honesty. Now, we’ve been over loyalty, and bravery, and awkward situations. But you can only do those things if you are honest with yourself and those around you. There are instances where Ruth’s honesty is obvious, like in 3:9. Here Naomi asks Ruth where she had gone to glean and Ruth tells her. However there are times that her honesty is more subtle. For example – when she chooses to leave her land, she is being honest about how she feels . And when she meets Boaz, she honestly asks why she was shown favor. Honesty is all throughout the book of Ruth. Sometimes it takes a little looking, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

In the paragraphs above we spoke on Ruth’s loyalty, bravery, and honesty. Yes, there are other people in The Bible that exemplify wisdom or humility or knowledge, but Ruth teaches good qualities for young ladies like me.

Guess That Quote Part 6

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

Hints Hints Hints!!!

1. This is one of my favorite books

2. It is a classic

3. All of the authors works are based upon their life during the writing process

Happy quote hunting!

Book Review! (Spoilers Ahead!)

The Chosen by Chiam Potok takes place in WWII America and focuses on two jewish boys who are able to fulfill their dreams despite very different upbringings.

Danny lives with his father, mother, sister, and brother in the top two levels of the synagogue his father teaches at on Lee Avenue. Danny’s father, Reb Saunders is the Tzaddik of the Hasidic synagogue. As Tzaddik, his place will naturally fall to Danny when he graduates and nothing would make his father happier.

Reb Saunders decided to raise his son in silence, in order for him to find his own faith. Although his silent upbringing succeeded in giving him his own faith, Danny often felt lonely and depressed. Danny struggled with the idea of following in his father’s footsteps. His dream was to become a psychologist, but he didn’t know how to tell his father without breaking his heart.

Rueven lives with his father and their cook Mayna five blocks from Lee Avenue. Mr. Malter, Rueven’s father wants what is best for his son. To him that means becoming a mathmatician or professor at some university like him.

Becoming a mathmatician was not Rueven’s dream. Even though he knew his father would support him in whatever he chose to become, not doing what his father had planned for him and becoming a Rabbi instead woulld still be hard for him to accept. Reuven knew that his father would not be angry with him, but that small amount of dissappointment he would show made Reuven unanxious to tell his father his final descision.

Both boys came to terms in their own way. Danny applied and was accepted to Columbia University without his father’s knowledge. In the end, his father found out and accepted his choice. Rueven finally told his father that he had decided to become a Rabbi and continued his studies with his approval and support.

Despite their differences , Danny and Reuven were able to fulfill their dreams knowing that their fathers were there for them.

Abigail Harris – Author Interview

Oh, The Fallen
Author Interview

  “In the cause of freedom, some will give their all.”

  Don’t miss out! Oh, The Fallen is a christian fiction military romance that will be released May 31st and you have a chance to pre-order! Oh, The Fallen is a prequel to Abigail’s Oh, The Brave series coming out November 11th. All links will be listed below.

I’m so excited to be here with Abigail Harris today!  You’ve heard about the book, now let’s talk about the author –

Questions

1) How long have you been writing?

I started writing in November of either 2017 or 2018, I don’t remember which year it was. I lean more towards 2017, before that you wouldn’t catch me with a pen in hand if I didn’t need to use it for school and I was likely dragging my feet about it then. I hated reading and writing until they became my greatest loves in hobbies and later my professional dreams; to be a book reviewer and author.

2) What inspired you to start writing?

Friends raving about doing NaNoWriMo (which I sadly no longer do) and the idea of writing a full novel in a month, little did I know it would take roughly five years to finish a novella while starting and casting aside around 40 story ideas as I floated from one idea to another without any real purpose as I thought, then. Now, I know it shaped me into learning more than I ever expected to know.

3) When you feel like you can’t go on, what encourages you to pick the pen back up again?

A hunger to write. At times, I’ll think I may never write again until one day I NEED to write or I may go crazy. 😉

4) What is your favorite writing quote?

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway

5) What book is currently on your bedside table?

Rubs hands together gleefully Okay, let’s see… I have “Under the Magnolias” by T.I. Lowe, “The Red Canary” by Rachel Scott McDaniel, and “In A Far-Off Land” by Stephanie Landsem on the top of my table which is really a cart that I stole, clears throat Borrowed from my mom.

6) What/who is your favorite book/author?

This question is so hard! To make it simple I am going to go with my favorite book that is not in my reading range; Resistance by Jaye L. Knight. It is my favorite book because of the faith, the healing, and the hope it offers. Also, who doesn’t love Jace and Kyrin?!

7) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read, read, read, oh, and I love to … Read. 😉 But that is still related to writing so outside of that I’ll admit I love watching mystery movies with my siblings, exploring at parks, beaches, or sudden road trips.

8) If you could ask one successful author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

Oh, my, wow! Well, I can’t say as I have any questions I would ask. I’m currently kind of sorta being mentored by an indie author who is a huge help in learning what I’m doing and where I’m going with branding. But, I suppose if I had to ask an author three questions they would be:

When will I not feel like I’m floundering through a muck of a draft? How do I get a plot to turn out how I want when I can’t stop adding ideas? And, what helps an author give a meaningful story to their readers?

9) What advice would you give to people who are new to the writing field?

To keep writing, reading, and writing, and more reading. Any writer who truly wants to be an author must learn from others and read.

  Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to visit Abigail’s blog (listed among the other links below!) on release day for loads of fun including the cover reveal for Oh, The Lamented ! To follow or contact Miss Harris, view the links below –

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Bio:

Abigail Kay Harris is a daughter of the King with a personal degree in book-nerdiness. A sister to seven, her passionate love of the written word and deeper meanings hidden in normal things leads her to spend her time reading, writing, using sarcasm, and defining obscure words. When she’s not chasing words, she enjoys watching shows, classic romance movies, tea, sunrises, and the outdoors, especially mountains, beaches, and forests.

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