The book of Jonah tells the story of a prophet, an Israelite, who had serious issues with what God wanted him to do, while the story of Ruth is about a woman who is not an Israelite but wants to obey the God she learns about from her mother-in-law. While exploring the reasons and meanings with this Catholic Perspectives study you may also discover more about your own motives and responses. Six sessions include questions for discussion and application, commentary and explanations, quotes and prayer helps along with the text to be studied individually or with a group. Group sessions take about one and a half hours.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 90 Vendor: Loyola Press Publication Date: 1999 Dimensions: 11 X 9 (inches)
Two of the most beloved Old Testament stories are the stories of Jonah and Ruth. In Jonah/Ruth: Love Crosses Boundaries, you'll discover how God breaks down barriers between people as you see these Old Testament Stories through new eyes.
A Guided Discovery of the Bible The Bible invites us to explore Gods word and reflect on how we might respond to it. To do this, we need guidance and the right tools for discovery. The Six Weeks with the Bible series of Bible discussion guides offers both in a concise six-week format. Whether focusing on a specific biblical book or exploring a theme that runs throughout the Bible, these practical guides in this series provide meaningful insights that explain Scripture while helping readers make connections to their own lives. Each guide
• is faithful to Church teaching and is guided by sound biblical scholarship • presents the insights of Church fathers and saints • includes questions for discussion and reflection • delivers information in a reader-friendly format • gives suggestions for prayer that help readers respond to Gods word • appeals to beginners as well as to advanced students of the Bible
By reading Scripture, reflecting on its deeper meanings, and incorporating it into our daily life, we can grow not only in our understanding of Gods word, but also in our relationship with God.
Kevin Perrotta is an award-winning Catholic journalist and a former editor of Gods Word Today. In addition to the Six Weeks with the Bible series, he is the author of Invitation to Scripture and Your One-Stop Guide to the Bible. Perrotta lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.