In his book Teaching Ruth and Esther, Christopher Ash—writer-in-residence at Tyndale House in Cambridge, England—writes about the book of Ruth:
The is more to this story than meets the eye. As a diamond gathers and concentrates light from all directions into an intense and radiant beauty, so Ruth displays the wonder of Christ and shines with his beauty. . . . Here the good news of Jesus will be told in terms of emptiness and fullness, famine and plenty, sadness and joy, death and life, bitterness and hope.
In our conversation, Ash helps Bible teachers see the kindness at the center of the book of Ruth. He warns us against imposing things onto the story not emphasized by the author, and he demonstrates how best to present the fullness and kindness of Christ through this little book.
Recommended Audio Resources
Recommended Print Resources
- Teaching Ruth and Esther by Christopher Ash (Christian Focus, 2018)
- Esther and Ruth (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Iain Duguid
- Ruth and Esther: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible) Kathleen Nielson
- From Famine to Fullness: The Gospel According to Ruth by Dean Ulrich
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