Monday, December 10, 2012

Book Review: John Currid - Ruth: From Bitter to Sweet

In this short commentary, the book of Ruth is brought to life. It seems like a Hallmark Channel movie. But unlike Hallmark, the story of Ruth is true.

Currid takes each section, explains the text and gives some background. At the end of each chapter there is a "Points to Ponder" section. Very simple and to the point, it almost reads like a novel. He does not speculate using types and shadows, but sticks to the text and it's meaning.

When we see what Ruth and Naomi went through and the way that Boaz rescues them, it gives us hope. We see God as sovereign. The King of the universe. Everything is worked out according to His plan.

Just like in Ruth, we see God working in our lives. The good and the bad happen to us, not as an accident, but God is working for our good. What man meant for evil, God meant for good.

This commentary is more than an explanation of the text, it gives encouragement that God still works in lives. He still brings things into our lives to work out His purposes.

I give it a 5 out of 5 stars

*I received this book, free of charge, from EP Books and Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    Thanks for being a part of the Ruth: From Bitter to Sweet blog tour. I especially like that you likened Dr. Currid's book to a Hallmark movie, but actually true. ;-)

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews