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Practical Observations on the Book of Ruth

ByC. Matthew McMahonTherese B. McMahon

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The Book of Ruth, often perceived as a heartwarming love story, is much deeper than its brief 85 verses may suggest. Far from just a narrative of an impoverished outcast finding love through the guidance of her mother-in-law, it holds a weighty place in the biblical canon, universally acknowledged, and inspired by the Holy Spirit, for the enrichment of the Church. But could there be more to it? The true brilliance of Ruth lies in its core message. It masterfully illustrates the concept of redemption and how it unfolds through the Kinsman Redeemer. The historical context, with Ruth's pivotal role as a Moabite convert to true faith, further accentuates its significance. Her union with Boaz, a revered figure among his kin, led to the birth of Obed, the grandfather of King David. The narrative was crafted to affirm David's legitimate claim to the throne, emphasizing his divine lineage. Yet, the true essence of the book transcends earthly monarchies, pointing towards King Jesus, the Messiah, our Spiritual David, who emerges as the savior and the ultimate Kinsman. In "Practical Observations on the Book of Ruth", McMahon explores this biblical masterpiece, offering insightful verse-by-verse observations. He presents it as a reflection of Christ's Covenant of Grace, providing a comprehensive commentary on its relevance to the Christian faith and its practical implications for believers in their everyday lives.


Publication Date
Oct 23, 2023
Religion & Spirituality
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): C. Matthew McMahon, Edited by: Therese B. McMahon


Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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