The Book of Ruth, is a triumphant love story in the face of adversity.
This selfless journey of love and devotion is seen through the eyes of a young widow. Choosing to leave her homeland of Moab, she follows her mother-in-law Naomi to Israel after the death of her husband. Upon reaching Bethlehem, she meets and marries a man named Boaz, who is of the Royal House of Judah. This chain of seemingly unrelated events, sets the stage for the future kings of the nation of Israel, and the glorious coming of the Messiah.
A Biblical Cinderella story from the archives of the royal Jewish bloodline, this story reveals the redemption of their inheritance through the child Obed, who was the grandfather of King David.
The tale of Ruth and her mother in law Naomi is a moving one and I believe this movie captured it extremely well. The on site location and the acting was fantastic. I found myself bawling after seeing more than one scene in this movie. Though, I also was filled with joy and laughing as the character rejoiced.
After watching this movie, I set out to do a personal study on this book for my personal quiet time. I believe that if doing a women’s study whether for a small group or Sunday school that this movie should be part of that. Some people can grasp things better visually and I don’t know how much more you could get visual than what’s depicted in this film.
I give this movie 5 stars and recommend it highly to all.