Joshua, Judges and Ruth for Everyone is part of the series of books by John Goldingay that offer readers a daily study guide to the Old Testament.
The book is written in an accessible and subjective style that has a “for everyone” approach. The Book is ideal a personal or group study resource. The dramatic accounts in the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth take us from the cusp of Israel’s entering the Promised Land to the eve of the founding of its monarchy.
The high adventure (Joshua), horror (Judges) and love (Ruth) in these three books illustrate the spectrum of Israel’s relationship with God: faithfulness and victory; sin and redemption; and loyalty and blessing.
Using personal anecdote, a witty and lively style, and drawing on his considerable theological knowledge, John Goldingay takes us deep into the unfolding story of the Old Testament. And, as he guides us in our understanding of these time-honoured words and the ancient world they describe, he helps us to apply what we read to our lives.
John Goldingay is Professor of OT in the School of Theology at the Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. Previously principal and professor of OT and Hebrew at St John’s Theological College Nottingham.