Item description for Discovering Christ in Ruth - The Kinsman Redeemer (Discovering Christ In) by Donald S. Fortner...
Overview Everyone likes a love story with a happy ending. The story of Ruth and Boaz has special appeal to believers, because we see in it an outline of our own spiritual history and of our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, our Kinsman Redeemer, of whom Boaz was a type. Don Fortner shows that this story has two great themes, one hidden, the other revealed. The hidden theme is divine providence. The minute affairs of our lives, as well as the great affairs, the private as well as the public affairs of our experiences, are arranged and determined by God's wise and good providence. The revealed theme is redemption and grace. Boaz was Ruth's close relative, the one who had the right to redeem. As such, he portrays our great, incarnate God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who has willingly fulfilled the part of the redeeming relative for us. As we contemplate his great love for us, which far exceeds the love of any on this earth, we are stimulated to deeper love and devotion to him and his service.
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Studio: Evangelical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher EVANGELICAL PRESS #532
Series Discovering Christ In
ISBN 085234435X ISBN13 9780852344354
Availability 0 units.
More About Donald S. Fortner
Fortner has been the pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Danville, Kentucky for the past 22 years. He also ministers through an extensive intinerancy, radio and television broadcasts and is editor of the monthly periodical Grace for Today.
Donald S. Fortner currently resides in Danville, in the state of Kentucky.
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Discovering Christ in Ruth Review Oct 25, 2004
The subject of Ruth's story (in the Old Testament) is redemption. This book is the picture of Christ's free love to sinners, seen through Ruth's experience. But, I warn you, those who are looking for an easy read - don't buy this book! For it pulls no punches and it deals with the real issues that affect us all spiritually. It is direct and forthright, our sin is confronted and our excuses corrected through the application of Spirit-inspired truth.
Don Fortner is thorough in his exposition of Scripture, faithful and fair as he expounds and makes clear the doctrines of grace. This is a story of love, hope and faith revived from the ashes of disobedience and failure, but especially of a God who is merciful to sinners. Those young in the faith will learn much about their Redeemer and his dealings with them daily. Those who have lost their way and grown cold will be warmed and overwhelmed by Christ's love for them still, and those who are yet in their sin will be convinced of their rebellion against a loving, righteous Redeemer and brought to repentance and faith in Christ. Those who are going on for Christ will rejoice and be encouraged to continue in his Word and to his glory.
This book is a challenge to all in our generation who live by their feelings and not by faith in Christ. You cannot read it and remain the same. It is provocative and demands a response. This is strong medicine, but all who taste it will be made whole!