Book Review: Redeeming Ruth

Redeeming Ruth is the true story of a 16 month old Ugandan baby girl named Ruth who has cerebral palsy.  Ruth comes to live with Meadow Rue Merrill, her husband and 3 children in Maine. Ruth brings an infectious joy to the household and fits perfectly into the family in spite of her illness. The Merrill family, especially Meadow, go through many trials and tribulations to adopt Ruth into their family. 

I love the honesty of author Meadow Rue Merrill.  She freely shares the fears, doubts, and frustration of trying to adopt Ruth and all the challenges that come with caring for a special needs child.  She also freely shares the hope, joy, and the love of God working on her behalf while she is learning to trust Him through the whole process.  This is a story about persevering through obstacles, hanging on when you want to give up, and knowing that God has a perfect plan for you and those you love even when they don’t line up with your own.

Redeeming Ruth is a heartwarming book that encourages you to trust God to make a way out of no way.  Ruth’s story is that of child that was abandoned but redeemed to know the love of a family to know the love of Jesus. Many words can describe Redeeming Ruth: Hope, trust, faith, sacrifice, even endurance. However, all of them are wrapped in the word of Love.

• A Reader’s Guide at the end of the book for each chapter for group discussion or personal reflection.
• An eight-page insert with personal photos.
• All personal proceeds from this book benefit orphans and people with disabilities in Uganda.

About Meadow Rue Merrill:
Meadow Rue Merrill is an award-winning journalist who has spent the following eight years corresponding for The Boston Globe and writing for The New York Times, Harvard University, and The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine. She has regular columns with The Portland Press Herald and Down East magazine.


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew

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