Reading the Story of Ruth

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Reading the Story of Ruth

The story of Ruth is a part of the Scrolls under the section called The Writings in the Hebrew Bible. The first words of Ruth invite the reader to read it in association with the period of the Judges. The story of Ruth is about an Israelite family who moves from Israel to Moab. All the males in the family die leaving the mother and two daughters-in-law. Ruth, one daughter-in-law, follows her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to Israel. This action in the story demonstrates the welcoming of those who are not in the story, Ruth meets and marries Boaz and becomes a direct ancestor of King David (Ruth 4.17b). God’s EPIC Adventure, 154-155.
Reading 1. Read the Book of Ruth with No Chapters and Verse Additives
Reading 2: Reading the Story of Ruth: An Introduction
Reading 3: Desperation and Dedication
Reading 4: So What’s a Nice Moabitist Girl Like You Doing Living In Judah?
Reading 5. Asking for Help at the Right Time
Reading 6: Death and Emptiness to Life and Fullness

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Jesus Followers


There are many synonyms to use for the word believer, which is the most common word for a person who has "converted" to follow Jesus. I have chosen "Jesus follower(s) or follower(s) of Jesus instead of the word believer in these presentations to allow the reader an opportunity to move away from the idea of believer which conjures up the possible thought of "ascent" to a set of doctrines that have been assembled by different groups over the centuries and show up in this day and age as a set of statements posted on web sites and other written material. These sets of beliefs are suggested by many as the ones that one should ascent to so that upon death the one who assents can go to heaven, i.e., just believe and you are good to go. Jesus followers/followers of Jesus suggest an action that one should take. Remember, Jesus told his disciples to follow him. Yes, belief is important, but one must move beyond belief to action.


(See "Discipleship" Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. 182-188.)