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In this ten-week accessible study, Jared Wilson provides a clearer picture of Jesus through the story of Ruth, which he presents as a historic living parable of Christ’s love for his church.
Ruth: Redemption for the Broken can be adapted for one-to-one discipleship, small group, or large group settings. The comprehensive leader’s guide is included in the text, making it an easy-to-follow structure to engage men and women.
By studying the book of Ruth, readers can enjoy the romance and drama of this compelling story while understanding how it applies to their own lives—finding Christ’s undying love for them through this unforgettable biblical narrative.
Jesus is the “truer and better” of every character in the book of Ruth, and everything in the Bible points to him. Wilson anchors his message in Scripture, guiding readers to better understand the themes in the book of Ruth.
When everything falls apart, cling to Jesus, the one who clings to you. Find in the story of Ruth the start of a real love story—but probably not the one you think. Ruth reveals the truth that there are no sinners, no failures, and no victims so far gone that the sovereign hand of the Lord cannot reach, rescue, and even revise the story of their lives.
Jared C. Wilson is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Seminary, managing editor of For the Church, and director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. He is the author of numerous books, including Gospel Wakefulness, The Imperfect Disciple, Supernatural Power for Everyday People and Ruth: Redemption for the Broken. In ministry for over twenty years, Wilson has also written numerous church resources and Bible studies, as well as contributed the study notes for 1 and 2 Peter and Jude in the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.
"What a great resource for leading a small group through this short but significant book of the Bible—a beautiful blend of focus on the text, clear but brief teaching, insightful interactive discussion questions, and gospel-centered personal application."
- Nancy Guthrie, Author of the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible Study series
"The biblical story of Ruth offers us hope in the darkest of times. Jared Wilson expertly helps us understand and apply this story. Most importantly, he shows how Ruth points us to the ultimate story of hope for dark times: the story of Jesus Christ. I read everything that Jared writes, and this is no exception. I can't wait to use this study in my ministry."
- Darryl Dash, Pastor, Liberty Grace Church, Toronto; author of How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to ALL of Your Life
"Jared Wilson's Ruth: Redemption for the Broken isn't the clinical or sentimental kind of small group Bible study that exists today. Each session takes the Bible seriously, warms the heart to the person and work of Jesus Christ, and sets a course for living in the gospel. I can hardly wait to walk through this powerful and engaging study with my church and small groups!"
- Jeremy Writebol, Lead Campus Pastor, Woodside Bible Church, Plymouth, MI; executive director, Gospel-Centered Discipleship
"Ruth: Redemption for the Broken, like the biblical book it represents, is a lot of hope in a little package. Many will be surprised to discover just how much they see Jesus in the book of Ruth. The leader's notes are insightful and helpful. The biblical teaching is weighty and accessible. And best of all, the Jesus in these pages is big and glorious!"
- T.J. Tims, Lead Pastor, Immanuel Nashville
"Ruth: Redemption for the Broken is a fantastic study for normal Christians who need more Jesus. Jared gives a guidebook for seeing Christ in this Old Testament narrative in a way that inspires faith and leads to action. This study provides a fail-safe framework for gospel conversations in the local church."
- Emily Jensen, Cofounder of the Risen Motherhood ministry; coauthor of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments
"Nothing is more vital to our intimacy with Christ than spending time with him in his Word. But a lot of Bible studies stop short and only deal with concepts and ideas and never really speak to our hearts. That's why I'm so excited about this series. Each author writes about the unique gospel insights he or she has gained from Scripture and has created a small group study that will help people actually encounter Christ and be changed by the power of his grace. God has used this material powerfully in my life, marriage, and ministry, and that is my prayer for you as well."
- Bob Osborne, Executive Director, Serge