The Book of Ruth
A Story of Love and Redemption
by Deborah H. Bateman, Author
What a lovely and endearing story!
Author Deborah H. Bateman wrote and completed her first ebook by creating a bible study teaching tool and a stand alone e-book for the novice reader, using the Book of Ruth, a story of love and redemption from the Christian Holy Bible.
We learn about Ruth, the Moabitess and King David’s ancestress, is a young widow, who demonstrates acts of kindness, honor, loyalty, commitment, hard work, and certainly a pure love for Naomi, her mother-in-law, who refers to herself as Mara, meaning “bitter” because of their dire circumstances and attitude that God has abandoned the family. Naomi’s husband and her sons (both Ruth and Orpah‘s husbands) were robbed by death, leaving the women without financial comfort and childless.
The Hebrew name for Ruth reflects that Ruth was a beauty “a sight worth seeing”.
The elderly Naomi’s second daughter in law is Orpah who leaves Naomi to return to her own homeland to worship pagan gods.
It take the grace of God to befriend a bitter woman like Naomi, but Ruth was bound by cords of love and common grief, expressed her wish:
“Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goes, I will go; and where thou lodges, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Where thou dies, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if aught but death part thee and me.”
Ruth voluntarily followed Naomi and voluntarily converted to worship the God of the Israelites, and not follow other gods.
The Book of Ruth is a journey wrought with death, separation from their homeland (Moab) and poverty, after the one path that Naomi knew would take her back to her faithful God, back to Israel and a new hopeful productive future. A future that would set the wheels in motion (by Father God) for Ruth to meet Boaz and, and…well, read the book and follow these characters and experience their feelings, their hopes, and eventual solution.
The outline provides for an explanation and overview of scriptures capturing the structure and events of a time and era where family was the core for daily living facing tribulations and in this case, the death of the primary financial provider with the final solution for such a traumatic situation.
Each outline is followed by the real various King James scriptures (authenticating the story) and raising a prayer to the Lord, thanking Him for each lesson’s insight.
Finally, each lesson actively involves the reader by asking specific questions about the story, including poignantly pointing the reader to Jesus Christ.
There is a distinct layer revealing a parallel and personifying God in these powerful ancient characters plus God’s design for protecting the genealogy of Jesus Christ, with His ever prevailing strong-arm to right a wrong.
When repentance is acknowledged, we turn around and head in the right direction–His direction!
About the Author:
The Author, Deborah H. Bateman loves studying the Bible and is dedicated to “Sharing God’s Word”. She is the Founder of Christian Daily Resources a Christian Online Ministry. Deborah also enjoys cooking, crafts, interior decorating, and working on her computer creating websites and blogs. She is happily married, the mother of two daughters, and a grandmother to five grandchildren.
Deborah has a Daily Bible Reading Blog where she does a Daily Bible Study. This is where “The Book of Ruth” was born.
The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption
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