Bring Hope, Faith, and Love to Your Relationships.
The biblical character of Ruth was striking in her capacity to bring life to her relationships. Even in the midst of tragedy and difficulty, her presence blessed and influenced friends and strangers in her community, the man she grew to love, her children, and her in-laws. This six-week Fisherman Bible Studyguide uses Ruth's story to help you reflect on your own relationships and the ways in which God might be inviting you to move different ways--ways that will lead you into life-giving patterns of relating with others.
Fisherman Bible Studyguides offer:
* Penetrating questions that generate discussion * Flexible format for group or individual needs * Helpful leader’s notes * Emphasis on daily application of Bible truth
Ruth Haley Barton
About Ruth Haley Barton
Ruth Haley Barton is a spiritual director, teacher and retreat leader. Trained through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation (Washington, D.C.) and the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership (Nashville, Tennessee), she is cofounder of The Transforming Center, a community of Christian men and women who shape and care for the souls of leaders--equipping them to guide their churches and organizations in becoming spiritually transforming communities that discern and do the will of God.
Barton was educated at Wheaton College and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. She served on the staff at several different churches, including Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, and as past president of the Chicago chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality. Her books include An Ordinary Day with Jesus: Experiencing the Reality of God in Your Everyday Life (a spiritual formation curriculum coauthored with John Ortberg, Zondervan); Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence (IVP); and The Truths That Free Us: A Woman's Calling to Spiritual Transformation (Waterbrook/Shaw).
"I can envision small groups pouring over Ruth Haley Barton's reflections on the biblical narrative of Ruth. People will catch a glimpse of how life in one stirs life in another. Real community might actually happen." -- Larry Crabb, author of Shattered Dreams