If you're a woman with church background you've probably been taught that the book of Ruth is essentially about how to be a good church girl. If you're a man, you've been told this book is NOT for you! The truth is that the story of Ruth is a crucial chapter in the story of the Bible about the king who will come in the last days to redeem his people. In this book I will... Help you read the book of Ruth in its two literary contexts: linked with the book of Judges in our English Bibles and linked with with the Proverbs in the Hebrew Bible. Guide you, section by section, through the story highlighting key aspects of the author's narrative technique. Explain the key words and phrases in the story of Ruth. Show you how the story of Ruth connects with the rest of the story of the Bible.