Judges & Ruth: There is a Redeemer (Paperback)
In its tales of gore, rebellion, sexual escapades, and fleeting victory, Judges is one of the books of the Bible in which we most see our need for a Savior and in which God’s grace shines most brightly. Meanwhile, the book of Ruth beautifully reminds us that God has not forgotten his promises to Abraham. His plan of redemption is displayed in this book through the lives of hurting women who cling to his covenantal lovingkindness.
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.
Paperback, 336 pages
Publication Date: June 2014
“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, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series
“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, Author, Esther & Ruth (Reformed Expository Commentary) and Is Jesus in the Old Testament?
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).