Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth (Transformative Word Series)
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About "Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth (Transformative Word Series)"
The ancient book of Ruth speaks into today's world with astonishing relevance. In four short episodes we encounter refugees, undocumented immigrants, poverty, hunger, women's rights, male power and privilege, discrimination, and injustice. In Finding God in the Margins, Carolyn Custis James reveals how the book of Ruth is about God, the questions that surface when life falls apart, and how he reaches into the margins and chooses two totally marginalized women who in the eyes of the patriarchal culture are zeros. Against the backdrop of disturbing issues we are facing today, this bracing narrative puts on display a radical gospel way of living together as human beings that shouts the Kingdom of God, foreshadows Jesus' gospel, and raises the bar for women and for men then and now.
Meet the Authors
Carolyn Custis James
Carolyn Custis James (MA., Biblical Studies) travels extensively as a popular speaker for women's conferences, churches, colleges, seminaries, and other Christian organizations. Her ministry organization, Whitby Forum, promotes thoughtful biblical discussion to help men and women serve God together. She is a consulting editor for Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament and author of When Life and Beliefs Collide; The Gospel of Ruth; Lost Women of the Bible and most recently Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women. Carolyn lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and daughter.