Men Are From Israel, Women Are From Moab

Insights about the sexes from the Book of Ruth

by Dr. Norm Wakefield, Jody Brolsma

Men Are From Israel, Women Are From Moab, book cover.

 
 

This book (loaned to me by a friend) surprised me. I was expecting a traditional call to male domination (code word: leadership) and to female subservience (code word: submission.) Instead, the story of the redemption of Ruth and Naomi is examined from the perspective of the character of the individuals involved.

Although, I have a higher opinion of Naomi than the one expressed by the authors, they have successfully described characteristics that can enhance any human relationship, especially marriage. The authors keep their focus on bringing glory to God, not just improving our physical lives.

The book concludes with, “Let your God surprise you with what he will do with what you offer him to bless others. God is filled with surprises. Let him surprise you.”
 


 
 
Book Review
By Scarlett Stough
Title: Men Are From Israel, Women Are From Moab
           Insights about the sexes from the Book of Ruth
Author: Dr. Norm Wakefield, Jody Brolsma
InterVarsity Press 2000
 

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