Next to Esther, Ruth is probably my favorite woman of the bible. Where Esther was strong and stood up for what was right. Ruth humbled herself and submitted. Two totally different personalities, two beautiful examples for women today.
Right now, I want to talk about Ruth, a study of Ruth. Since Ruth has always interested me, when I was visiting a favorite blog, I noticed that this blogger had written a study of Ruth. With my kindle app on my droid, e-books are my preferred way of reading. So, seeing that I could buy the e-book for only $2.99, I thought “why not?” So glad I did!
From the minute I opened the book, err, loaded it on my kindle, I realized this was no light study.
This was the whole thing. Now, I wasn’t unfamiliar with the book of Ruth. However, this study brought out so many things I had never really considered.
Like the parallel of Naomi leaving Moab. She and her family had turned their backs on the promised land when things got hard and went to Moab. How many times do we turn our back’s on God’s promises and look elsewhere for what we need?
At the end of her rope, so to speak, Naomi says she’s had it, she’s lost everything, so she is returning to the land of her birth.
Or Orpha and Ruth. They had a big decision to make. Like we do when we stand on the edge, do we choose to stay where we know what will happen, or do we jump and trust God to lead us?
What about Boaz, the kinsman-redeemer? And the parallel to our kinsman-redeemer Christ?
Not only does this study of Ruth, show all these wonderful parallels, but it is obvious the author Donna did a lot of studying into the times when this story took place.
The act of uncovering Boaz’s feet and sleeping there, was not an act of seduction as I thought. But an act of submission and seeking protection. An act very common of that day.
I am not writing this review because I was given a free book. No, I bought this book for myself, and after reading it; I knew I had to share it.