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Overview At first reading, most Christians might dismiss the Book of Ruth as a simple story of romance and redemption, and Old Testament tale with no bearing on their lives. But in Julie Wilson's inspired retelling, it becomes so much more. She uses numerous New Testament Scriptures to show how the relationship of Naomi and Ruth is an allegory for how mature believers can disciple new believers, and how the marriage of Ruth and Boaz foreshadows the relationship of Jesus with the Body of Christ. Homecoming also demonstrates how the book of Ruth can help believers to regain spiritual footing after serious setbacks, thereby serving as a healing balm for all who have been wounded by terrorism, personal tragedy, or scandals within the Church. In twelve chapters, each followed by Scripture study and reflection prompts, this fascinating and multi-layered book challenges readers to discern where they are in their relationship with the Lord, and how to proceed to spiritual maturity. Homecoming is for experienced students of the Bible as well as anyone who has ever said, "I just don't get the Old Testament." After reading Homecoming, you'll get it like never before.
Publishers Description Author, speaker, and study leader Julie R. Wilson sheds new light on the importance of women in the Old Testament while giving a balanced view on men's and women's roles in today's Church. Homecoming reveals how the book of Ruth can help believers to regain spiritual footing after serious setbacks. Homecoming challenges readers to determine where they are in the process of reconciliation and how to proceed to maturity.
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Studio: FaithWalk Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.88" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
Publisher FAITH WALK PUBLISHING #883
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0972419616 ISBN13 9780972419611
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More About Julie R. Wilson
Julie R. Wilson, a member of Generation-X, earned a master's degree at Texas Tech, lives in Lubbock, TX and has been Bible study leader at a 10,000 member church. She has 15 years Bible study experience and writes the monthly on-line Bible study for SpiritLed Woman Magazine.
Julie R. Wilson currently resides in Lubbock, in the state of Texas.
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Homecoming - A Prophetic Study of Ruth May 8, 2003
Through the lives of two women, Jew and Gentile, Julie immerses the reader in God's prophetic plan for the world. As they journey together, His plan for restoration and wholeheartedness unfolds - for all of us. This is a fascinating in-depth study, brilliantly written, yet easy to understand. I recommend it highly for mature Christians, men and women alike, who are seeking a new dimension in their walk with the Father.
Becoming the Bride Apr 24, 2003
Drawing from imagery in the book of Ruth, Homecoming exhorts readers to recover wholeheartedness in their pursuit of God, to reconcile past disappointments with God and journey toward a brighter future. The book echoes themes taught in the popular John Eldredge series, Wild at Heart and The Journey of Desire, but with a greater emphasis upon attaining mature intimacy with God as the Bride of Christ. The book gives lots of practical advice concerning how to grow in spiritual intimacy. It is an excellent resource for individual or small group study.
Writer Reveals New Worlds in God's Word Feb 8, 2003
The Book of Ruth is about 3 pages long in most Bibles. In Homecoming, Julie Wilson creates a study of it that is 304 pages long, and more intricate--and intriguing--than anything I've ever seen about this Old Testament Book. Anyone who has ever said, "I don't understand the Old Testament," should read this book. The author has really done her homework and offers numerous cross-references to help you see how this story foreshadows the coming of Christ and the relationship of the Church as the Bride of Christ. But rather than being a ponderous treatise, it is a lighthearted and joyous look at what a mature faith can be. An important theme throughout is "spiritual friendship" and how believers can help each other through difficult times. Homecoming really opened my eyes to the Old Testament, and my heart to the notion of a "romantic relationship" with my Savior. Read it and you'll see what I mean!