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A Devotional Commentary
by Iain D Campbell
Publisher:Day One Publications
Iain D Campbell starts with the story of Ruth then gives the setting and background of the book.
I must admit when I have read The Book of Ruth before, I read it as a book about loyalty, obedience and eventually love. I didn't realise there was so much depth and inner meaning to it.
The author compares the Old Testament person of Ruth with Jesus especially as Ruth was the ancestor of Jesus. If it had not been for Ruth following Naomi, the prophesies would not have been fulfilled. Ruth as a Moabitess was classed as an outsider just as sinners were classed as outsiders. In the Old Testament non Jews could not become followers of God whereas Jesus welcomed both Jews and Gentiles alike. By Ruth following Naomi she was going into hostile territory but she loved Naomi so she followed, everything that happened to Ruth was according to God's plan. It doesn't matter where you are, on your journey with God, if you are a new or a mature believer this commentary will really help you understand The Book of Ruth
Reviewer: Julia Bennett (09/08/12)