The Book of Ruth tells a true, simple, engaging and well-crafted story. It teaches us about God’s sovereign control of history and his transforming kindness to individuals. In this heart-warming study, Jonathan Prime opens up the message of Ruth, applying it practically to our lives in the 21st century.
Jonathan Prime was previously a Scottish solicitor. From 1993 to 1996, he was the assistant pastor at Enfield Evangelical Free Church, Enfield, North London, and has been the pastor there since 1996. He shares the leadership of the fellowship with the other elders and has primary responsibility for the preaching and teaching of God’s Word and the pastoral care of the congregation. He and his wife, Sandra, have three children, Amy, Katie and Jenny.
‘Clear, insightful and compelling: Jonathan Prime opens up the book of Ruth, showing how it fits in the Bible, applies to us today and, most of all, how God’s kindness can change your life.’
—Colin S. Smith, Senior Pastor, Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
‘The books in this series are known for their clarity and accessibility, yet with a rigour that belies their brevity. Opening up Ruth fits this bill exactly. Jonathan Prime’s faithful handling of God’s living Word brings out all its richness and relevance. Bible commentaries, whether short or long, often dull the inherent life of the Word; this one makes it live and sing! The further study notes and questions/discussion points at the end of each chapter would be excellent for personal devotions or for small group Bible study. And alongside a detailed technical commentary, as a preacher, I would definitely have this open on my desk. I trust my enthusiasm for Jonathan’s work has come through in this review! I cannot commend it highly enough!
—Robin Sydserff, The Proclamation Trust