Best-selling author Paul Miller tackles these tough questions at the heart of our struggle to love head-on. Drawing from the book of Ruth, A Loving Life offers the help we need to embrace relationship, endure rejection, cultivate community, and reach out to even the most unlovable around us as we discover the power to live a loving life.
Why We've Included This Resource
This is an excellent book, one that tactfully addresses the common, but often overlooked issues of relationships. We like it for its expository work in the book of Ruth, but even more for it's practical approach and reader-application ability. The author creates great metaphors and images that keep us engaged and help to sharpen the ideas he presents in the book. This is a book for real people who struggle to understand or discern why their relationships fail, falter, or fail to develop at all, and we have personally seen its fruit.
What You Need To Know Before You Read
Don't expect an in-depth study on Ruth; the author uses the story of Ruth to teach an over arching lesson. We also ask that you use discernment as the author, at times, draws conclusions from the Biblical text with little to no evidence, making understandable but unsubstantiated assumptions based on other areas of the text and historical knowledge. It's always best to approach any study or book that deals with a Biblical text with a readiness to pray through, discern and dive into the scripture for yourself.