Monday, October 08, 2012

Best Books on Ruth

I enjoyed preaching the book of Ruth, and I was most helped by these three commentaries:

Ulrich brings out several nuances that would be lost on casual readers of the book and then makes smart (and unforced) connections with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastoral. Insightful.

The best all around commentary. Block is careful and reasoned in his judgments--I almost always was persuaded. He is also fairly comprehensive and knowledgeable about the history of interpretation.  If I could only buy one commentary, it would be this one.

Younger builds off of Block but also takes the application much further. After reading both Block and Younger each week, I felt like I understood what was going on.