Free online resources based on the Biblical story of Ruth. Ruth’s story can be found in the Bible in the book of Ruth. See below for links to sermons, songs, stories and entertaining sites for Ruth’s story.
And Ruth said, Urge me not to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people and your God my God. — Ruth 1:16 <AMP>
The Book of Ruth is the story of two widows, Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. After Naomi’s family migrated to Moab, her two sons married wives from their new country. Later, Naomi’s husband and both sons died. Faced with life without male support, Naomi decided to return to Israel. She encouraged her two daughters-in law to go back to their own people. Orpah, one of the two, reluctantly took her advice. But Ruth refused to leave Naomi’s side, saying, “Your people shall be my people and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16)
Ruth’s story is one of devotion and love. While Naomi had a pity party (Ruth 1:20-22), Ruth put her faith in God and went to work supporting herself and her mother-in-law. Her seed of love brought her to the attention of Boaz, who recognized God’s Blessing working in Ruth’s life (Ruth 2:11-12). Boaz acted honorably and with generosity towards Ruth and he was rewarded with a wife that was admired throughout Bethlehem. And later, they became the ancestors of King David and Jesus.
She bowed with her face to the ground and said to him, “Why are you so kind to notice me, although I am a foreigner?”
Boaz answered her, “Everything you have done for your mother-in-law since your husband’s death has been fully reported to me: [how] you left your father and mother, and the land of your birth, and [how] you came to a people you didn’t previously know. May the LORD reward you for what you have done, and may you receive a full reward from the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” — Ruth 2:10-12 <HCSB>
Read Ruth’s Story in five popular translations – AMP, KJV, HCSB, NIV, The Message:
Ruth – Key Events In Her Life
Ruth 1 – Ruth and Naomi travel to Bethlehem.
Ruth 2 – Ruth gleans in the fields and meets Boaz.
Ruth 3 – Ruth asks Boaz to be her kinsman-redeemer.
Ruth 4 – Ruth and Boaz marry and have a son.
Check out all the wonderful Christian content linked below and learn more about Ruth.
Children’s Bible Stories – Scriptures and Adaptations on Ruth’s Story
Ruth – A brief outline of Ruth for younger children
How Ruth Gleaned In The Field Of Boaz – The story of Ruth by The Baldwin Project
Ruth – Seed Of Love And Harvest of Blessing – Ruth’s story from Matney Woodard
Children’s Stories – Original Fiction Based on Ruth’s Story
Life’s Not Fair! The Story of Ruth – Includes a short story about kindness and a version of Ruth’s story.
Children’s Activities, Crafts, Coloring Pages, Music, Plays & Poetry for Ruth’s Story
Ruth Gleans In The Fields – Coloring page
Ruth’s Song – A song about Ruth
Children’s Sermons & Lessons on Ruth
Ruth and Naomi – A Bible lesson plan and craft ideas for Ruth
Ruth – A Bible study on Ruth for youth
Devotions, Discussions & Sermons and Other Resources About Ruth
Ruth – Additional links for kids based on Ruth
Exploring Ruth – A short introduction to Ruth
Why are you being so kind to me? I’m just a foreigner – Short summary and lesson from Ruth’s life on love – scroll down to her section
Ruth: Romance And Redemption – An excellent summary of Levirate marriage customs
Ruth: Romance And Redemption – Ruth meets Boaz. Includes a summary of the similarities between Boaz and Christ.
Ruth: Romance And Redemption – Boaz marries Ruth.
Ruth – An Example Of Faith And Devotion – Boaz marries Ruth.
Ruth – A Bible study based on Ruth
Women In The Bible – Ruth – A summary of Ruth’s story
Women In The Bible – Ruth – A short essay on Ruth
Naomi, Ruth And Orpah – Women Of The Bible – A short lesson on Ruth with discussion questions
Moab – A secular overview of the country and people of Moab
Moab – An overview of the country and people of Moab from the Catholic Encyclopedia
Moab – An overview of the nation of Moab
Book Of Ruth – Secular view of the Book of Ruth
Classic Images Of Ruth – Links to artwork depicting Ruth
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