The stories of the first six chapters of Daniel are often taught in Sunday school and in sermons. The second half of the book is usually lef alone! We're going to work our way through it, but it's worth taking a moment to understand more about how to read this section of the Bible.
As a widow, refugee and foreigner, Ruth is vulnerable to sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. But she has come to take refuge under the wings of Israel's God. So what will she find among His people? Will this community be different in the way they treat an outsider?
The family that left "the house of bread" provided by God, to look for food in a pagan country, has been reduce to two widows. But there's hope--they return to Bethlehem "as the barley harvest was beginning" (1 v 22).