Last month I had the opportunity of attending the first Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention. While I was there I had the even greater pleasure of meeting Dan Liberto. I was drawn to a unique doll displayed at his booth in the vendor exhibit hall. Dan was thoughtful enough to share a copy of his book, The Story of Ruth: Through a Child’s Eyes, with me, and I am so glad that he did!
As a mother of two daughters, I am always concerned about the way that young girls today are overly consumed with growing up too fast. Even the innocence of play has been commercialized with dolls that focus more on self ambition than anything else.
Often, many people find it difficult to relate to the scriptures. The people and their culture seem so far removed from ours. Dan did an excellent job of inviting the reader into Ruth’s story and helping them recognize, at any early age, the importance of standing up for righteousness.
I chose to read The Story of Ruth with my nine year old. She really enjoyed our time together as we learned more about how Ruth must have been feeling. We were able to reflect on the importance of sharing our God with everyone, just like Naomi did. She learned that Ruth’s obedience played a major role in the life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I had the opportunity to ask Dan’s wife, Jackie Liberto, a few questions about their book:
SOTF: What was your inpsiration for writing this book? Inspiration for the doll?