This movie had a life changing influence on my life
At the age of 14, I idly turned on the TV in the afternoon and saw this
movie just beginning. I felt drawn to see it as I was brought up on
Bible stories and knew the story of Ruth pretty well. I was intrigued
to see how it would be dramatised.
I was fascinated at the movie\'s expansion of the Book of Ruth\'s simple
account of Ruth\'s Moabite beginnings, the evil of this pagan
civilization which sacrificed its own children to Moloch. This part of
the movie is in fact well authenticated by other parts of Scripture.
I was impressed by the beauty of the actress playing Ruth, and by her
portrayal of the beauty of Ruth\'s character.
I was immediately aware that some license was taken with the beginnings
of the relationship between Ruth and Boaz. In the Biblical version he
was certainly never hostile to her! However as the love story
progressed it had exactly the character of the loving kindness of the
kinsman redeemer exemplified in the Biblical Boaz.
So much did this quality of deep love based on respect and loving
kindness which cares for and wants to look after the beloved impress me
that it actually became a standard against all future love stories,
both fictional and real, were to be measured by me. For quite a number
of years it was almost an unconscious influence, but in my mid 20\'s
when I started seriously considering marriage,it surfaced and became a
requirement for me in the man I would marry, and in the love we would
have for each other. Somehow this love of Ruth and Boaz seemed much
more REAL than almost all the romances I would see in movies or read
In fact the whole story of Ruth became a pattern for my life, after I
returned to faith and sought a life in which God would be my Guide.
So much so that I now live in Israel, not far from where Ruth came to
live with Naomi . I did find my "Boaz", who had been in some ways so
clearly exemplified for me in "The Story of Ruth".
I still vividly remember the movie and am grateful that , even though
it took some small "liberties" with the Biblical story, it was true to
the spirit of the Book of Ruth!.
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good moview this story from a bible beautifual.
This is one of the only copies of this movie out there on the web. This is a good copy and the story is Biblical for the most part. .
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A Great Love Story
I would stay up late watching this when it aired on television back in
the late 60's early 70's. And of course the "Book of Ruth" has always
been one of my favorite books of the Bible. This is truly a great love
story. And in my eyes, there could never be another 'Ruth' other then
Elana Eden. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen on the big
or small screen, hands down. When I read the Biblical account of Ruth,
she is the one that I picture in my head as Ruth.
Granted, the movie doesn't follow the Bible word for word, but that's
Hollywood for you. But it does follow the general story pretty close.
For those of you who enjoy a great love story, (and I grew up reading
Harlequin romances) this is one to add to your collection. And now it
is finally available on DVD! My VHS copy is pretty well worn out by