"This book can renew your hope and restore your zeal for the Almighty. If you are presently on your own 'Bethlehem Road,' read this book with a towel nearby--you'll need it to absorb your tears of joy and discovery."
—Dale Jenkins, The Jenkins Institute
"In Bethlehem Road
, Michael Whitworth masterfully weaves together the spiritual and pragmatic implications of the story of Ruth and Naomi. He takes us behind the curtain to see the historical and cultural context in which this age-old story unfolds. He brings together a wide array of scholarship and adds his own unique insights as he explores the story's various details. Most important, he makes sure we don't miss the connection between this ancient story and our modern lives."
—Paul O'Rear, Author of Living With a Broken Heart
"As in his other books, Michael's thorough research and keen insights are most rewarding to the reader. The Talking Points
at the end of each chapter are thought-provoking, and the lasting lessons of permanent value he draws from the biblical text are long to be remembered by those who read and profit from this book."
—Dr. Jay Lockhart, Author of The Glory of Preaching
"There are several things I like about this book: the author has read widely on the text of Ruth, thought deeply about the narrative, and creatively applied its principles to our modern situation. There are difficulties in Ruth, and Whitworth's book does not hide them, or even always try to explain them. There are also difficulties in life, and Whitworth handles them honestly, without trying to sugarcoat our relationship to God, including, sometimes, our doubts. This book will prove useful in Bible classes and personal study." —Dr. Ed Gallagher, Heritage Christian University
is a delightful study of the Book of Ruth, which draws the reader into seeing just how practical and valuable the examples of biblical characters can be. Michael Whitworth has artfully infused a new practically for the 21st-century Christian. It is a must-read for anyone making choices and living through the consequences or blessings of those choices." —Dr. Randall Bailey, Faulkner University
About the Author
Michael Whitworth is the owner of Start2Finish and preaches in Bowie, Texas. He is the author of several works, including two award-winning books, The Epic of God
and The Derision of Heaven
. He considers M&Ms his brain food is fond of large Mason jars. He's a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama Crimson Tide. In his spare time, Michael loves reading and drinking coffee, watching sports, and spending time with his family and furry golden retriever.
More About the Author
Michael Whitworth is the owner of Start2Finish and preaches in Bowie, Texas. He is the author of several works, including two award-winning books, "The Epic of God" and "The Derision of Heaven," the first two of an entire series of trusted, engaging Guides to all the books of Bible that seek to deepen the reader's faith in God and celebrate the joy of the Christian life.
He is an avid landscape photographer and blogs regularly at start2finish.org, a reflection of his daily struggle to become more like Jesus. He considers M&Ms his brain food is fond of large Mason jars. He's a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama Crimson Tide.
In his spare time, Michael loves Bible study, reading, drinking coffee, watching sports, and spending time with his family and furry golden retriever.