This helpful combination of study guide and commentary enables individuals or groups to better understand God s grace (Judges) and his redemptive plan (Ruth), even in the darkest of life s circumstances.
Following her mind-heart-hands model of application, Sarah Ivill's gospel-centered Bible study provides questions and commentary to accompany a careful, redemptive-historical reading of these books in eighteen weeks (thirteen for Judges and five for Ruth). Readers will be both helped and challenged, emerging from their study with both a mastery over the subject matter and new ways to live a gospel-focused life.
Sarah Ivill (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a Reformed author, mother, homemaker, Bible study teacher, retreat and conference speaker who lives in Matthews, North Carolina and is a member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA).
"If you are looking for a study that highlights the attributes of triumphant heroes of the faith for us to imitate, this is not it! But if you want to be overwhelmed by God s faithful grace in the dark times of the Judges and the difficult personal circumstances of Naomi and Ruth, you will find much to treasure in this book." — Iain M. Duguid, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania
"With careful scholarship and sound exegesis, Sarah Ivill takes readers into the difficult realities of the book of Judges and the beautiful redemption of the book of Ruth so that they come away with a deeper understanding of, and a greater longing for our great Judge and Redeemer, Jesus Christ." — Nancy Guthrie, author of the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible Study series
"Sarah Ivill has done a masterful job unpacking the message and meaning of Judges and Ruth. As voices today define freedom as every man doing what is right in his own eyes, Sarah reveals God's words of warning and hope found in these books. Her examination of the text is thorough, and the study questions will deepen your understanding of the Word of God. In examining this dark time in the history of God s people, Sarah maintains a focus on the redemptive story woven through the biblical text. At the end, you, like Sarah, will be overwhelmed with God's grace." — Dr. Stephen T. Estock, PCA Committee Coordinator on Christian Education and Publications (CEP)