Get reacquainted


I’d like to introduce you to Ruth, Naomi, Boaz, and a few more old friends.

You might be saying, “I know that story. I learned it in Sunday School.”

Rom15-4If you still believe that the biblical story of Ruth and Boaz reads much like a Disney romance—where a kind and lovely young girl falls on hard times, is rescued by a prince, and they live happily ever after—then perhaps now would be a good time for you to reacquaint yourself with this narrative. You have grown and matured since you first met Ruth, and you may be surprised to find that her story has depths you never knew were there.

My new book, Less Than a Widow, gives you an opportunity to get reacquainted with Ruth, Naomi, Boaz, and many others. This work of historical fiction brings you into the lives and times of people living in ancient Middle East. It presents a clear view of their culture and beliefs without deviating from the biblical outline.

 I’d love it if you’d share this message with your friends who might be interested. Kathie

final-frontLess Than a Widow paints a rich picture of the traditions and trials of ancient womanhood, bringing new life into the ageless account of the biblical Ruth. As the 3000-year-old story unfolds, it becomes clear that today’s women are still affected by many of the same issues. In the patriarchal culture of the ancient Middle East, Ruth was a social castoff—a widow without legal rights. As the title reveals, her inability to conceive a child brought her even lower, to a point where her very existence wasted the limited resources of her people.

Deeply affecting, Less than a Widow combines rich historical storytelling with a contemporary voice.

DiscussionGuideDownload-2To download your FREE DISCUSSION GUIDE
with topical introductions, discussion questions,
and historical tidbits with pictures, click here.





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Click here to purchase online:

To purchase in Pella:

  • The Sanctuary Coffee Shop, Christian Books, and Gifts, Pella Iowa
  • Email the author to arrange purchase and pickup/delivery at:

By December 2014, you will be able to order Less Than a Widow at your favorite local book store.


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