Everyone loves a good love story! Ruth is a happy little book filled with captivating artistry that runs deep with theological roots. Chapter 1 starts by painting a dark picture of hopeless desperation that has struck an ancient family. Ruth 1 teaches us that while the path away from God’s presence promises us life, it actually delivers us death and disappointment. Ruth, a young woman from Moab, teaches us that turning back to God is the gateway to life and abundance. Ultimately, hope is found in the presence of God, and with the people of God. The chapter that begins with shattered dreams ends with a glimpse of hope in Bethlehem. The same Bethlehem that would 1,200 years later provide the true source of eternal hope and life!