7 Reasons Why the Book of Ruth Still Rocks

Bible Study Blog "The Girl's Still Got It"

Welcome to The Girl’s Still Got It Bible Study Blog! This September thru November we’ll be reading through my new book on Ruth, one chapter a week. Then each Wednesday I’ll offer my take on the Study Guide questions and invite your comments. Easy, right?

For busy girls like us, this is a Bible study that works—at home or on the road, at your computer or on your smartphone. Read the chapter when you can, check the blog when you like, and share your thoughts when you’re ready.

Before we take a walk with Ruth and the God who rocked her world, here are seven reasons why the biblical book of Ruth still has the power to shape our thoughts, touch our emotions, and impact our lives.

1. Ruth shows us where to turn and what to do when life hurts.
Despite her losses, this young widow fixes her gaze on God and pours her energy into helping others.

2. Ruth gives us permission to be bold when we need to be.
When her future is at stake, Ruth is anything but meek, mild, and submissive. Go, Ruth!

3. Ruth demonstrates the beauty of humility and hard work.
As a gleaner, Ruth must let go of her pride and pick up the scattered grain to feed her family.

"So she went out and began to glean in the fields behind the harvesters..." Ruth 2:3

4. Ruth proves that a woman doesn’t have to be beautiful to get a man’s attention.
When Boaz sees Ruth across a crowded field, it’s her commitment to her mother-in-law that impresses him most.

5. Ruth teaches us the value of speaking our minds and opening our hearts.
However lowly her position, Ruth isn’t afraid to ask this rich and influential landowner why he treats her with generosity and loving-kindness.

6. Ruth makes it clear that patience is a virtue worth cultivating.
When her mother-in-law tells her to wait for Boaz to act, Ruth wisely sits tight. Tough to do, but so worth it.

7. Ruth gives us a glimpse of our Kinsman-Redeemer and the hope he offers.
From the first verse of Ruth to the last, we long for a Redeemer to save the day. Does he ever!

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To Do This Week:
Sign up to have my Bible Study Blog delivered to your inbox.
Pick up your copy of The Girl’s Still Got It.
Read pages 1-25.
Answer the questions on pages 175-178.

The Girl's Still Got It Bible Study in Louisville, Kentucky

Join me here on my blog beginning Wednesday, September 5 and we’ll dive in!


36 Responses to 7 Reasons Why the Book of Ruth Still Rocks

  1. Annette W {This Simple Home} August 29, 2012 at 10:34 am #


  2. Linda C August 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I’m more than ready, Liz! Looking forward to studying with you!

  3. Colleen August 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Oh, Liz, cannot wait — thanks so much for doing this — maybe I could get a few of my friends together — so glad our encounter can be more than hearing you that one time @BBC!! Love you, tons — and btw –TADA!!!!!!!! 😉

  4. Stacey August 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I am so glad you are offering this bible study blog!!! I’ve read the book, but want to re-read it in “STUDY MODE”! Thank you for your faithfulness!

  5. Toni W. August 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    God always shows up!!! I just finished the book and was reading over the bible study questions for a group and wanted to be a part of one and look here… Always on time Liz!!! So looking forward to this study!! Let’s go!!! 😉

  6. Diane August 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Can’t wait to start! Is it the 5th yet?

  7. Joan August 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    I love the Book of Ruth, can’t wait to start!

  8. Bonnie Roof August 29, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Amen to your 7 comments about Ruth – looking forward to more in the bible study blog! Thank you for another learning opportunity!

  9. Norma Baccus August 29, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    This Bible study sounds great! I’m excited and can’t wait. I plan to share this with my friends as well. The more the merrier, right?
    Blessings to you and thanks for all you do!

  10. Sue August 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    you think of everything, am looking forward to doing this.

  11. Kim August 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Thank you for leading this bible book study. Your ministry is such a blessing.

  12. Rhonda August 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    What a great way to offer a bible study!! I can be wearing my PJ’s…I can be there in the morning, or be there at night…and I don’t have to wear make-up! lol Seriously, can’t wait to start this study but need to run out and get the book….wait for me please!!!

  13. Sue Wendt August 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    My copy of the book arrived from Christianbook.com yesterday. Am ready to start

  14. Maribeth August 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    I’ve already started the book but I’m going to set it aside till the study starts. I’m sure it’s going to be more fun with “friends”!! Thanks for the invite!!

  15. Betsy C. August 29, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    I have the e-version of this book on my Kindle Fire! What a fun way to have all my books with me where ever I go. Looking forward to discussing Chapter 1 (I’ve already read it!)

  16. Suzie Lambert August 30, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do this for us all!

  17. Helen Badman August 30, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Ruth is a constant favorite of mine. Her courage and her devotion has been a model for my life, and I SO look forward to this study. Thanks Liz!

  18. Laurel August 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Liz, you sweet thing, thank-you for starting this study on my birthday! Out buying this book right now! Happy Birthday to me!!! Love, “Dr.Laurel” (www.lessonsfromlaurel.org)

  19. Agnes Butler August 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    You go out of your way to spoon feed us women! Thanks and God bless.

  20. Deborah V August 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Read it! Loved it! I wanna hear more about it….from my #1 Mud Sister…..Bless You Liz! Deborah

  21. Theresa K September 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    So excited to hear about your new book….told 2 friends of mine and we are starting a Bible study for the first time! We have invited our Bunco group and various friends and neighbors…all different walks of life! We all have your book and video and our first get-together is Sept. 9th! We are praying for God to show up and reveal what He has in store for us! God bless you:)

  22. Gloria Mitre September 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Read the book n can’t wait to work with others as a group!

  23. Becky Blatt September 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Hey Liz, my bible study group meets every Thursday and we read your bad girls of the bible and loved them. We are currently on chapter 7 of this book and love it. Cannot wait to see you at WOF in kansas city in November. Thanks again God bless you.

  24. Kathy Ellis September 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    I bought your book at the OKC conference and my friend and I are already on the 3rd chapter studying. It is so so so good! I have discovered that I have created a few Moab’s that I need to get out of pronto! I will be following your blog and study too. I can’t wait to see what more you have to share about Ruth and Naomi.
    Thanks so much!

  25. Liz Curtis Higgs September 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    WOW! Can’t even tell you how encouraging all these comments are, dear sisters. I’ve been reading each one as you’ve posted and thanking the Lord for your enthusiasm. BLESS YOU for catching the vision of what I’m trying to accomplish with our online Bible Study Blog. I promise to share from the heart, and trust you will as well, so we can GROW together. See you Wednesday or whenever you catch up with us. I’m here for you, and am THRILLED you are here for each other!

  26. Carol September 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    I have already started this on my own. But I will check in on the blog and see what other nuggets I can glean. (See what I did there?) 😉
    Carol RUTH

  27. laura September 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    So excited! I just downloaded it on my kindle…Can’t wait to see what GOD has in store for me.

  28. Linda September 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    I thought I was going to miss out on a bible study and have been praying about it. Now here you are in my home. I shouldn’t be surprised when God answers my prayers. I am looking forward to reading every chapter.

  29. Jennifer F. September 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Picked up a copy this afternoon. Going to get started tonight. Thank you for the idea. I’m craving God’s word. This should help!

  30. Tina Spencer September 5, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Liz, thanks so very much for having an online bible study!! I live in a small community and our small but mighty church is currently looking for a Pastor so our CWF attendance has been down and actual disbanded for the time being. I was really needing something for just me, not for my husband, not for my kids, but just me; and once again God proves just how awesome he is, had I not signed up for the Women of Faith Facebook updates I would have missed out entirely! I am so excited and can’t wait to get started, I’m going to get the book tonight after work!

    God Bless You!

  31. Steffennie September 15, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    I’ve been waiting to get the book and was finally able to this week. I’m getting ready to start chapter 2, but I LOVE this blog!!!! My church doesn’t really offer bible study groups just for women, so this is a unique chance that I wouldn’t have without this blog. I already read the discussion questions and use the study guide in the book, but I can’t wait to dive even deeper with this blog. I’m so excited!!!!
    Have you ever thought about doing this for your Bad Girls books after you finish the one for Ruth? I bet you would get a ton of positive responses. I know I would love to reread them with a blog like this.

    • Liz Curtis Higgs September 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      Dear sisters, I trust you’ve found Week 1 and Week 2 here on the blog page of my website and have left comments, if you’re so moved. I love reading and responding to each one. And yes, Steffennie, I’ve thought about going on to blog about other books in this format. When we finish The Girl’s Still Got It, I’ll seek God’s leading first, then see what our sisters have to say online. Bless you for suggesting it!

  32. Thelma November 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    5. Ruth teaches us the value of speaking our minds and opening our hearts.

    6. Ruth makes it clear that patience is a virtue worth cultivating.
    When her mother-in-law tells her to wait for Boaz to act, Ruth wisely sits tight. Tough to do, but so worth it.
    I was ALL excited with 5 and was about to jump in with both feet and open up my heart. I was thinking it was a confirmation BUT then I read 6 and wow what a smack to my rationalizing. I KNOW now that 6 is my confirmation.

  33. Gideon August 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Dear sis in christ,

    Thank you for this site, i am so exited, i need to know more about Jesus and his works, i am from India,

    In his grace


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