Ruth is one of the best short stories ever written. We are drawn to the characters: grieving Naomi, loyal Ruth, and compassionate Boaz. The setting is also intriguing, as it takes place during the time of the judges.
The plot is a story of redemption which is part of the grand story of redemption. And at the heart of the resolution is Boaz, a figure who points to David’s greatest son, Jesus.
Features close attention to the text, a focus on real-life application, and questions that really open up discussion.
Why Study Ruth?
1. Leaving God's Land (1:1-5)
2. The Return (1:6-22)
3. A Field of Favor (2:1-13)
4. Hospitality, Kindness, and Hope (2:14-23)
5. Cold Feet (3:1-18)
6. Take My Sandal (4:1-12)
7. The Promised Son (4:13-22)