Ruth Through New Eyes: Under His Wings
With references to Old Testament gleaning laws and to the concept of the kinsman-redeemer, the small book of Ruth contains numerous hints critical to understanding how Yahweh brings rest to the women in the story and ultimately to His bride, the Church, through Jesus Christ, the Greater Boaz and kinsman-redeemer.
In this commentary, Pastors Uri Brito and Rich Lusk tease out the nuances of Old and New Testament typology and show how the book of Ruth fits in Yahweh's redemption of His people, the land and the world.
Whether discussing levirate law or the place of grace and good works in relation to Yahweh's covenant faithfulness, this commentary is sure to bring renewed interest in the study of Ruth for pastors and parishioners alike.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
URI BRITO is the pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Florida. He is the author of The Trinitarian Father. Brito is a member of the board of directors for Theopolis Institute and Senior Fellow of Pastoral Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership. He is co-author of a commentary on Ruth published by Athanasius Press and the founder of the Kuyperian Commentary, a digital publication and podcast that can be found at kuyperian.com. Pastor Brito successfully defended his doctoral thesis from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando on Reformed Pastoral Theology.
RICH LUSK is pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church (CREC) in Birmingham, Alabama. He has more than 26 years of pastoral ministry, including service at churches in Monroe, Louisiana and Austin, Texas. He has written a number of position papers, articles, and book contributions, and is a regular conference speaker in various venues. He is the author of Paedofaith: A Primer on the Mystery of Infant Salvation and a Handbook for Covenant Parents and co-author of Under His Wings: The Gospel According to Ruth (with Uri Brito). He and his wife, Jenny, have four children. Rich has a B.S. from Auburn University and an M.A. from the University of Texas.