Preaching Through Ruth

Beginning in November I will be preaching through Ruth. I love the book of Ruth. It is the story of a small family during tumultuous times. It takes place in the days of the Judges when "everyone did what was right in his own eyes." In the midst of those terrible times God shines a light on the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. But as with all the stories in the Bible, God is the central character. In this brief book, God's faithfulness, providence, and sovereignty are highlighted. In his grace, God weaves Ruth the Moabite into the genealogy of Jesus. Boaz, Ruth's kinsman redeemer, points us forward to the superlative Kinsman Redeemer who would purchase us by His own blood.

The following are some outstanding resources on the book of Ruth:
Esther and Ruth by Iain Duguid
Faithful God by Sinclair Ferguson
From Famine to Fullness by Dean Ulrich
Judges and Ruth by Cundall and Morris
The Message of Ruth by David Atkinson
A Sweet & Bitter Providence by John Piper
Ruth: Poverty & Plenty  (small group study) by Tim Chester