4-week series: Feb 16 through March 8 following 9:30 Eucharist, Guild Room
Led by CAROLYN CUSTIS JAMES, author of Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules, Finding God in the Margins, and several other books
The Old Testament book of Ruth is one of the most beloved narratives in the Bible. It is also one of the most underestimated, as traditional interpretations have reduced it to a beautiful romance—a veritable Cinderella story. But the Bible isn’t teaching fairy tales. It is for the real world where we live. Ruth is the story of a female Job. The story raises questions about God that sooner or later all of us end up asking. It demonstrates the heart of God’s heart for his daughters and his sons and proves that God can be very subversive in how he advances his purposes in the world.
Carolyn James has spent years digging in to this ancient story and even after writing two books on the book of Ruth is discovering this book has more to say to 21st century believers.