Over the past two months I gave teachings at The Grove on the book of Ruth. I like to share what books and commentaries helped me and might help someone else someday in the future.
K. Lawson Younger Jr. is a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and contributed the volume on Judges and Ruth for the NIV Application Commentary Series. This is always a favorite series of mine because of it’s practical focus and applications to contemporary life. It may not be the most academic of commentaries, but it is really useful for people who preach or teach. I was really happy that the book treated Ruth well and didn’t just see it as an add-on after the book of Judges. Yet, there wasn’t much that I didn’t find in other texts and I didn’t find the application sections particularly inspirational. So this was an acceptable book, but not as helpful as other volumes in the series.