Abide With Me
Abiding Love (Abide With Me Book 1)
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.
Abiding Grace (Abide With Me Book 2)
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.
This short story is a contemporary re-imagining of the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan. In it, Diane Greenwood Muir, author of the Bellingwood series, tells the story of a girl who has lost all hope for her future, only to find it again when her life collapses.
Hope Cantrell is your typical party girl. There isn’t a thing she won’t try. Sex, drugs, alcohol? She’s done it all. She knows she doesn’t have much of a future, but the parties dull her concerns. Besides, no one really cares what happens to her.
Angela Lopez has seen the worst that life can offer. She experienced much of it herself. The generous love offered to her by an incredible friend over many years allowed her to grow and transform, becoming the woman her younger self wouldn’t recognize.
Hope and Angela meet on a day when their lives have crumbled to pieces around them. Loss, grace, and love bring them together in this beautiful story of Abiding Hope.