The book of Ruth is among the only three books of the Old Testament named after women-Ruth, Esther, and Judith. It is a fascinating short story. Loss and Redemption: Lessons from Naomi and Ruth explores the relevance and resonance of the story of Ruth as lessons for today's reader. The lessons go beyond grieving to perennial human problems. It is not a technical biblical analysis of the book of Ruth but a practical and straightforward application of Ruth's story to specific daily struggles.