A Girl's Guide to the Book of Ruth

I love the story of Ruth and I’m a fan of Liz Curtis Higgs’ fiction, so I jumped at the chance to review her book: The Girl’s Still Got It, a sort of laywoman’s commentary on the book of Ruth. The book goes verse by verse through Ruth (much like a commentary) and I found a lot of what Liz had to say illuminating, interesting and a good reminder. She also speaks about her personal life journey throughout, which I found helpful in understanding her perspective.

There were some elements of the book which I felt were a little modern, but for the most part, I thought that the book stayed true to the story of Ruth and the message therein.

In many ways, I think that it is important to take a closer look, a longer look, at some of the stories in the Old Testament, especially ones we think we know, such as Ruth, and see if we are missing something big. There were a couple of such “aha” moments with this book and I think it was worth reading for that reason alone.

For someone who has never read the book of Ruth, this will be a good introduction, for someone who hasn’t studied the book, it will be illuminating, and for someone who has spent time with Ruth, it will be a means of remembering, which perhaps a thought or two that might be new. I enjoyed it.

There is a book video here and you can read the first chapter here.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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