Ruth and Naomi- two of the most beloved women in the Bible- give us a model of Christ-like love and friendship. These brave women knew what it felt like to be strangers in a foreign land. They understood the promise and challenge of moving to a new place to seek opportunity for their family. Across the globe today, vulnerable women and men are fleeing violence and persecution. They desire to provide for their families with the resources they need to live and the opportunities to give them hope. This recently revised (2020) and expanded edition Bible + book study connects our biblical history to our present-day immigration challenges.
Suggested/optional reading to accompany this study: Welcoming the Stranger by Jenny Yang & Matthew Soerens.