[From the version for families with children]

Let’s take a journey backwards in time—thousands of years ago.  On Tuesdays we’ll be reading a lovely jewel of God’s words from way back then.  It is the book of Ruth.  It’s a small book of only four chapters—one for each of the four weeks of Advent.  In addition, there will be a theme-word that will be the title for each of the Firestarters for these weeks.

      Ruth is the great-grandmother of King David an ancestor of Jesus.  For ages past, God has been carefully weaving his plan like a great tapestry.  Every once in awhile, some different threads enter into the weaving—in this case, a woman who is not a Hebrew marries into a Hebrew family.  It’s a love story that is just beautiful.  About two-thirds of the book has dialogue in them, which makes it a kind of weekly drama.  Feel the emotions of the characters: enter into their lives.  God is up to something with this wonderful lady—and God is up to something with you too!   

Ruth 1

What are Bible Breaths? Learn More…

Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Advent this year, we read the Book of Ruth.


For all the Firestarters I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet. Check the menu options at the site for more information

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