Redemption is the most important biblical subject for a Christian to understand. We have been purchased by the blood of Christ, and because of that purchase, are no longer slaves to sin. Charles Spurgeon said, "I thought I could have leaped from earth to heaven at one spring when I first saw my sins drowned in the Redeemer's blood." Though our redemption occurred thousands of years later when Jesus died on the cross, the Old Testament's Book of Ruth points to this redemption in such a sweet and comforting way. This simple, historic tale of Boaz and Ruth plucks the heartstrings, but teaches many lessons of God's love for us. "Strength & Beauty: the Book of Ruth" is designed to encourage a believer's journey to a closer walk with Jesus. By understanding the Levirate marriage of the Old Testament Law, we can see the great miracle that has been accomplished on our behalves. With seven chapters, and five discussion questions per chapter, "Strength and Beauty" is perfect for small groups or home-group Bible studies, in addition to individual study and growth. Rejoice, for we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb!