The Book of Ruth tells a story. The tale is easily understood, and the characters are well developed. So we can vicariously share their adventure. If I were trying to entice someone to read the Bible, I suppose I would tell them to start with The Book of Ruth. Yet as simple as it seems to be, I suspect The Book of Ruth puzzles many. Why is that story in the Bible? Why does God want us to know about that story? At least part of the answer lies in the title of loopyloo305’s post.