The Epic of Eden: Ruth

Sandra Richter

Perfect for:

  • Small groups (each week includes a group discussion guide; DVD sold separately)
  • Newcomer classes or new Christians
  • Anyone that struggles to see the Old Testament's relevance to the big story of Scripture
  • Groups looking to be challenged to understand the story of Ruth in ways they haven't before
  • Wednesday night studies and/or Sunday school classes 

In these pages you'll:

  • Seeker-friendly teaching that connects the story of Ruth to the big story of the Bible
  • Discover how the story of Ruth is still speaking to us today

About the Author

Sandra Richter is the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She served as a Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College for the past four years teaching Hebrew language, exegesis, cultural contexts, and “Environmentalism and the Evangelical.” She received her MA from Gordon-Conwell and her Ph.D. from Harvard University's Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department. She is deeply invested in bringing the real people and real places of the Old Testament to life for both the academic and the lay person. For more than a decade she directed an Israel Studies program for Asbury Theological and Wesley Biblical Seminaries.


  • Length: 6 weeks 
  • Page count: TBA
  • DVD accompaniment: Highly encouraged — 6, 20-30 minute sessions

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