Tossed, Tumbled, and Still Trusting - These are the very situations God allowed into the lives of two prominent women of the Bible, Ruth and Naomi. Perhaps you have experienced a similar loss or trial and you too have questioned, "Why, God." Tests and trials not only challenge our faith, they reveal our character-who we are when no one is watching. How we act, what we say, value and think matters to God because character determines our choices. God uses our tests and trials to refine our character, purifying it so only the likeness of his son Jesus remains. Our growth is not just internal; it becomes external-obviously visible to those around us. Through the course of this study we will explore the actions and reactions of Ruth and Naomi to their most difficult life struggles. We'll learn to identify character imperfections and replace them with Christ-like attitudes and behavior. You will come to know that despite being tossed and tumbled by life you can choose to be like Ruth, a woman of excellence. This study will teach you to rise above your feelings, cling to your faith, and believe God for more than what you see. Tossed, Tumbled and Still Trusting, a Study in the Book of Ruth, a nine-week interactive study, features three days of heart-work per lesson, weekly group discussion sessions for any size small group or centralized group, and a leader guide with step-by-step instructions for facilitating nine group sessions.