The Book of Ruth – Risky Kindnessmaster
A Joint Publication between Genesis Books and STM
Dr Peter H W Lau
Dr Peter Lau is a trained medical practitioner who holds an MDiv from Sydney Missionary and Bible College and a PhD from the University of Sydney. He currently lectures at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia. He has also taught at Sydney Missionary Bible College and the University of Sydney.
Dr Lau is married to Kathryn and they have three children — Zachary, Jeremy and Sophie.
ISBN 13: 978-983-41281-3-5
ISBN 10: 983-41281-3-4
Category : Christian Living
About the book
The biblical Book of Ruth is a story set in the violent times of the Judges. Yet it features such amazing themes as risk and kindness, God’s love and human action, and the saving role of substitutes.
This book reads the narrative of Ruth within its original background, and delights in the literary art of the story. But Dr Peter Lau also draws out these bigger themes, setting them within the broader context of the whole Bible in a simple, effective way anyone can understand.
As he demonstrates, the only way for Christians to interpret and apply an Old Testament narrative is ultimately through the lens of Jesus Christ.
- Editorial Preface
- Author’s Preface
- 1 Ruth 1: Responding to Suffering
- 2 Ruth 2: Living in God’s Providence
- 3 Ruth 3: Risky Kindness
- 4 Ruth 4: Saved by a Substitute
- Further Reading
The Book of Ruth: Risky Kindness is available in July 2012! You can click on the following links to download the promotional flyer and sample pages.
You can purchase copies directly from Dr Peter Lau for RM15.00.
Praise for The Book of Ruth: Risky Kindness
“Peter has produced a fine book of four expositions on Ruth. You will find yourself rereading them and referring back to the Bible text as he makes insightful comments about things you may not have noticed there before. These sermons communicate effectively but do not sacrifice depth of insight. This is a book which is fresh, engaging and spiritually invigorating.”
Sydney Missionary and Bible College