Relationships That Bring Life
By Ruth Haley Barton
(Shaw Books, Paperback, 9780877888659, 64pp.)
Publication Date: November 20, 2001
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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 is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and trainer in spiritual formation. Formerly the associate director of spiritual formation at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, Ruth is a graduate of Wheaton College and was trained as a spiritual director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Direction in Washington D.C. Ruth is an author, a speaker, a wife, and a mother of three daughters (ages 18, 16, and 11). Her titles include Equal to the Task: Men and Women in Partnership at Work, at Church, at Home, and the popular Fisherman Bible Studyguides Becoming Women of Purpose, Women Like Us, and Ruth: Relationships That Bring Life. She is also a contributing author to The Couples' Devotional Bible and Today's Christian Woman Study Bible and the co-author of An Ordinary Day with Jesus: Experiencing the Reality of God in Your Everyday Life.
"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