"My heart's desire is that you would read this book with an open heart and an open Bible. The intention of writing is not to place in your hands a 'theological or academic' exercise related to the Book of Ruth. What I would like you to see for yourself are 'ordinary' people living in 'ordinary' circumstances whose lives are touched by our 'extraordinary God.' The circumstances Ruth and Naomi faced and conquered as they shared in their grief, despair and faith, to some degree may mirror your own and my prayer would be that as you journey on in life, like them, you also would seek to keep on trusting God, even when the road seems bumpy or full of pot-holes." - the author.