Redeeming Ruth: Everything Life Takes, Love Restores

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Redeeming Ruth

Photograph by Jacqueline Zimowski

Redeeming Ruth is the award-winning, true story of an abandoned baby, a devastating diagnosis, and the way God loves broken, hurting people through us—even though we may be broken and hurt, too. Much more than an adoption story, this book explores what happens when we sacrificially reach out and share God’s love with others.

Ruth’s story will encourage families considering adoption, people raising or teaching children with special needs, caregivers, and those grieving the loss of a loved one, ministering to people with disabilities, or striving to serve God despite their own wounded hearts and broken dreams.

Some stories warm your heart; others break it. Redeeming Ruth does both. She was the littlest, the last, and the least of all, but God used this exceptional child to change not only a family, but an entire community—and, Lord willing, you too. I pray Ruth’s story will lead you into a closer, sweeter, and more intimate encounter with Jesus than you ever believed possible.

Joni Eareckson Tada

CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

In all my years of journalism, I’ve read few accounts so well told, so powerfully written, so deeply moving. Merrill eloquently describes the suffering that comes with love, and the love that blossoms in suffering. Be prepared to have your heart gripped–and strangely warmed.

Mark Galli

Editor in chief, Christianity Today

It’s rare that I can’t put down a book, but Redeeming Ruth held me captive. Evocative writing, a stunning story, and a beautiful girl kept me turning the page. For those who need to know that love is always worth it (even in loss), this book will truly help you embrace all the people God has brought into your life.

Mary DeMuth

Author, Thin Places: A Memoir

Lantern Hill Farm

Christmas is coming at Lantern Hill Farm. Molly and her cousins Jacob and Sammy are excited to help Aunt Jenny decorate for the big party. But when the furnace breaks and the party moves to the barn, the children discover the true meaning of Christmas. Includes, fun holiday traditions and activities for families and churches. Look for four additional Lantern Hill Farm books, in both hardcover and as a board book for younger children, from RoseKidz in 2019.

Six-year-old Molly can’t wait for Aunt Jenny’s annual Easter egg hunt at Lantern Hill Farm. But something’s different this year. Instead of hiding eggs filled with prizes, Aunt Jenny passes out empty Easter eggs! With a specially prepared rhyming list, the children embark on a scavenger hunt to fill the empty eggs with items that remind them that Jesus died on a cross and rose again. Molly and the other children learn that Easter is about how much God loves us!

 

Molly is feeling jealous. Her cousin Sammy is having a birthday party at Lantern Hill Farm, but Molly wishes it was her birthday. Birthdays mean gifts! Then Sammy’s mom hands out a list of riddles and sends the children on a treasure hunt that reveals the greatest treasure of all is God’s love. Even better than gifts, Molly and her friends discover that they can have a second birthday by choosing to be members of God’s family.