Enjoy getting a fantastic overview of the entire book of Ruth and get a close-up look at the lives of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, as well as the historical and biblical background of Israel during that time. Gain fresh insights into this most beloved story and be amazed by God’s unfailing faithfulness once again with this ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation on the Book of Ruth.
7 Key Features of Rose’s Book of Ruth PowerPoint
1. Gives a Great Summary of the Book of Ruth
This ready-to-use Ruth Bible Study PowerPoint explains the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz in an easy-to-understand way. It separates this epic love story into “scenes,” covering each portion of the story’s significance.
2. Includes Historical Background on the Book of Ruth
Discover how politics, economics, and geography affected these Biblical people. Why did Naomi’s husband move to Moab in the first place? Why didn’t the Israelites get along with the Moabites? Find out the answers to these questions and more!
3. Explains the Significance of the Cultural Customs Mentioned within the Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth is packed with cultural traditions that enrich the meaning of the story. This Ruth Bible study explains these important cultural practices and show their significance. For example:
Naomi had a social status lower than a slave once her husband and sons died.
Ruth took home more than 10 times the average salary of harvesters when she worked in Boaz’s field.
When Ruth asked Boaz to “spread the corner of [his] garment” over her, she is asking him to make a symbolic gesture for marriage. (Plus, you will find out how this particular act relates to our covenant in Christ.)
4. Shows the Meaning of Key Names and Phrases
Find out the Hebrew meaning of key names, words, and phrases, and how they relate to the bigger story of God’s faithfulness. For example:
Naomi [which means “pleasant”] changes her name to “Mara” [which means “bitter”].
Both Boaz and Ruth are praised for showing “Hesed,” a type of love that suggests taking loyalty, commitment, and compassion a step beyond what is simply required.
5. Emphasizes God’s Continual Faithfulness
In the story of Ruth, we encounter loss, suffering, disappointment, uncertainty, and bitterness. But we also find good news; we find love, commitment, perseverance, hope, and God’s powerful guidance in the midst of trials. Even though Ruth wasn’t an Israelite, she was called by God to something much greater than anyone expected: She is one of only five women listed as an ancestor of Jesus Christ. Her story is a reminder to us all of God’s unfailing love and faithfulness.
6. Includes Incredible Visuals and Helpful Study Tools to Dig Deeper into the Book of Ruth
Easily see key information at a glance with this presentation’s helpful visual aids and simple summaries. It includes:
A simple overview of the Book of Ruth, explaining the author, date, setting, and more.
An easy-to-follow time line showing when the Book of Ruth took place.
A topographical map showing the location of Moab and Judah
Helpful graphics and a chart covering key information, such as the “cycle of disobedience of Israel” and a comparison chart between Boaz (Ruth’s kinsmen Redeemer) and Jesus (Our Ultimate Redeemer).
7. Provides Printable Worksheet and Handouts for Participants
This incredible Ruth presentation is designed to help you (and those you teach) not only understand the Book of Ruth, but also remember key information. It provides printable worksheets and handouts that include key points, comparison charts, discussion questions, and even a short review quiz at the end!
This Ruth Bible study tackles issues we all face today, making it perfect for a women’s Bible study group, for anyone who wants to learn more about the women of the Old Testament, or for anyone needing a fresh reminder of God’s enduring love and guidance.
Perfect for individual study, discipleship, small group or Sunday school class, Christian schools, homeschoolers, new believer’s classes, church library, and more!