The message of Ruth : the wings of refuge / David Atkinson.

Author
Atkinson, David John, 1943- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Revised edition.
Published/​Created
Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2022]
Description
xi, 132 pages ; 21 cm.

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Summary note
The book of Ruth tells the story of ordinary people facing ordinary events. We meet Naomi, who went through famine and bereavement but eventually won peace and security. We meet Ruth, a foreign woman from Moab who chose faithfulness to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and to Naomi's God. And we meet Boaz, who by marrying Ruth fitted into God's purposes for history. Both King David and Jesus are numbered among their descendants. Theologically the story of Ruth is a story about God's providence, as David Atkinson demonstrates clearly in his passage-by-passage exposition. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Ruth offers insightful, readable commentary on the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life.
Notes
Originally published in 1983.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Part 1 : The tears
  • 1. Going away (1:1-7)
  • 2. Coming home (1:8-22)
  • Part 2 : The wings of refuge
  • 3. Grace and gratitude (2:1-13)
  • 4. A place in the family (2:14-23)
  • Part 3 : The kinsman-redeemer
  • 5. The levir and the goel
  • 6. Faith active in love (3:1-18)
  • Part 4 : The redemption and the joy
  • 7. Love beyond law (4:1-12)
  • 8. We have a history (4:13-22)
  • 'The Lord be with you'.
Other title(s)
Bible. Ruth. English. Revised Standard. 1983.
ISBN
  • 9781514004678 (paperback)
  • 1514004674 (paperback)
  • 9781789743388 (paperback)
  • 1789743389 (paperback)
OCLC
1253478404
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