Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Fairly early on in the Bible there’s a book that is quite unexpectedly straightforward.

The story of Ruth may be only 4 chapters long, but it makes you wish that the entire Bible could be like this. It’s linear, doesn’t delve into lots of challenging imagery, and contains nothing to provoke sage accusations of being made-up.

Heck, it’s even incredibly nice.

When Ruth’s… no wait a minute, I’m not telling you the plot. This is the one book of the Bible I’ve read that I can actually recommend to anyone to read – it’s short, has a beginning a middle and an end, and couldn’t offend anybody.

And its over-riding message of hope in a hopeless life is one that we can all smile at.

Oh, what the heck, it's all here...

Chapter 1 (5:45):

Chapter 2 (5:41):

Chapters 3 and 4 (9:05):

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