How can you rebuild a life that's been broken and shattered by pain and suffering? In the book Restored, the author examines the book of Ruth to explore the unexpected benefits of distressful situations. Gain a better understanding of God's character through the experiences of Ruth and Naomi. Discover how God can help you put the pieces of your life back together again. Paperback.
Schaeffer (When Faith and Decisions Collide), a Santa Barbara, Calif., pastor, does a neat job of revisiting the biblical account of Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi, from the biblical Book of Ruth. Opening with a personal account of his difficult childhood, the author sets the stage for the foundational message in this text: distress in life can ultimately lead to total restoration. Schaeffer retells the story of Naomi, who lost both her husband and two sons before returning to her homeland with daughter-in-law Ruth. Schaeffer walks readers step by step through Naomi's life, citing the value of building character over seeking comfort; making those good choices; being a worthy example for others; transforming one's desires; and growing into a person of authenticity. Each chapter is full of personal stories mixed with the biblical story of Ruth, and each ends with a pertinent life-changing question. Schaeffer's work is heartfelt and richly offered, and he urges Christians to embody the attributes of kindness, righteousness, and selflessness daily in order to experience a fully restored life. (Mar.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.
Restored! is ideal for small groups and Sunday school classes, but individuals can use it as well; and it''s appropriate for women and men, new believers and longtime Christians.
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