Esther & Ruth (Reformed Expository Commentary Series)
Does God help those who help themselves? That may seem to be the message of the books of Esther and Ruth. Yet a closer reading shows a gracious and sovereign God at work, one who uses obviously flawed people -...
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Does God help those who help themselves? That may seem to be the message of the books of Esther and Ruth. Yet a closer reading shows a gracious and sovereign God at work, one who uses obviously flawed people - unable even to help themselves - to rescue his people and prepare for the coming of Christ.
Esther and Ruth is part of the Reformed Expository Commentary series, aimed at both pastors and lay teachers. Each volume in the series provides exposition that gives careful attention to biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
In Esther, God works in invisible ways to save his people; in Ruth, God's grace come to Naomi unexpectedly. The central message: Christ's sufferings and subsequent glory.
Iain M. Duguid (Ph.D.,University of Cambridge) is professor of religion at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and visiting professor of Old Testament at Westminster Seminary California. He has written numerous works of biblical exposition, including Ezekiel (NIV Application Commentary series), Numbers: Gods Presence in the Wilderness (Preaching the Word series); Esther & Ruth; Daniel (Reformed Expository Commentary series); Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace and Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality and Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (EP Study Commentary)
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