The short stories in the series, Abide With Me, are published as they are written. When the collection is complete, it will be published in both paperback and Kindle format.
The first story in the series is Abiding Love, a contemporary re-imagining of the Biblical story of Ruth.
This short story is a contemporary re-imagining of the Biblical story of Ruth. In it, Diane Greenwood Muir, author of the Bellingwood series, explores the deep connection that love creates in friends.
Naomi has experienced everything from exhilarating joy to paralyzing grief and yet, her life is constantly renewed by the steadfast love that comes from her closest friend. Ruth has sacrificed a great deal – her homeland and the life she knew – to stay with Naomi when circumstances should have pulled them apart.
As Ruth begins a new life, with a new husband and family, Naomi finds that she has been given a great gift – an understanding of the way God fulfilled His promise to care for her, no matter what. When He seems so far away, we find Him in those who continue to love us.
The second short story in the series is Abiding Grace, the story of the Prodigal Son.
This short story is a contemporary re-imagining of the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son. In it, Diane Greenwood Muir, author of the Bellingwood series, reminds us of how undeserved grace is, especially when freely offered.
David hates his life. He’s stuck working in the family business and knows that he’s a failure. Russ, David’s older brother, is the apple of their father’s eye; successful, well-liked and a good business man. When David can take it no longer, he asks for the money that is his portion of the company and leaves town. Hoping to find excitement and his big break, David ends up in Las Vegas, where everything falls apart.
When he’s at the end of everything, the only place he has left to go is back home. His father’s love and grace, freely given, brings the young man back from the brink. Your heart will be filled as the story you learned as a child is retold with characters who might live just down the street.