Gospel of Grace: Join me in studying Ruth!

June 6, 2016  - By Gretchen Saffles

One of the most famous love stories in the Bible is found in the book of Ruth. As a young girl, I would read this story and dream of my Boaz to come. I wanted my love story to be just like this one. However, it wasn’t until years later that I began to learn there is a greater purpose to this book of the Bible. It is not just a love story about Ruth and Boaz, it is a love story about Christ and His people. It is one thread of the beautiful gospel of God’s grace.

This study was the first one I wrote for the LLB shop, and it will always be one I consistently go back to remember God’s incredible love for His people and sovereignty in every event in life. As we continue to write and work on the new Flourish study on the fruit of the Spirit (launching late summer!), I want to go through this beautiful book together as a community. Many of you participated in this study when we went through it in Fall 2014, and I would love for you to join me again and pray for fresh eyes as we go through this book together. 

We will begin studying on Monday, June 20th, and will study Monday-Friday for 4 weeks. I will share on Facebook Live once a week with the group and will post daily on Instagram. You can purchase your study here! If you would like to follow along, but are unable to purchase a study book, you can find a free reading guide here! Below you will find a sharable Instagram image along with a free iPhone background!

Studying the Bible is the heartbeat of Life Lived Beautifully, and I look forward to diving into this book together this summer! If you plan on joining in the study, comment below with your name and where you are from! My heart is expectant and ready. 

Jesus, teach us more of who You are as we come to Your Word daily. We are hungry for more of You. Unite our hearts to fear You and open our eyes to see You. We love You, Amen.

your sister,


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  1. hilljcrys@gmail.com says:

    I am new to your website and products.
    Very excited about this study, looking forward to it and very much appreciate the free reading guide(s).
    I have tried to sign-up for your emails but nothing comes through?
    Looking forward to purchasing.

    • gretchen@lifelivedbeautifully.com says:

      Hi friend! Thank you for letting me know that! 🙂 I will check on the sign up links and make sure they are working properly. 🙂 I am sending out an email at noon! Try checking your spam folder just in case it is sending them there. If not, try joining one more time at the link over to the right and if it doesn’t work again let me know and we will figure out how to get you back on them! I am excited you will be joining in the study!

  2. juliana says:

    desde colombia estare presente ! gracias

  3. juliana monsalve says:

    hola soy juliana monsalve, de medellin colombia y estoy feliz de comenzar el estudio !!!!

    • gretchen@lifelivedbeautifully.com says:

      So nice to meet you Juliana! I am so excited you will be joining all the way from Colombia! That makes me so happy!

  4. laurastueve@gmail.com says:

    Laura 🙂 Tennessee

  5. jessicahyle@gmail.com says:

    Jessy from Liberty Lake WA. I’m excited to join you in this study. My church just did a series on it but I’m looking forward to continuing to study Ruth.

  6. maddalenaseccacini@gmail.com says:

    I am Maddalena and I am from Genova, Italy!!!!!

  7. horninar@gmail.com says:

    Anna from Arkansas!

  8. Rasheda says:

    Hi! I’m Rasheda from Washington, DC. I’m excited to start this Bible study

  9. Annette says:

    Yes! I’m in. I’ve missed studying with you.

  10. kmday85@yahoo.com says:

    Hi! I’m Kendall from Orange County, Ca!!

  11. mteets@mac.com says:

    Hi! I’m Melissa from NC…..I’m in

  12. ashlea.jorgensen@gmail.com says:

    Will you be posting your videos to Periscope or to Youtube? I do not have face book and I do not want to miss studying this with you all.
    Thank you for all you do

    By His grace,

  13. Marta Joy here! And I am so excited to join as well. 🙂

  14. Kelly Lackey says:

    Hi! Joining in as well, kelly from Valparaiso, Indiana.

  15. Allison says:

    US Indiana

  16. Amanda says:

    Hello!! Excited about this journey. Joining from US South Carolina!

  17. Stephanie says:

    Joining from the Bay Area, California!

  18. mhowensby@yahoo.com says:

    Heather from Madrid, Iowa:-)

  19. Camika says:

    Camika from St. Louis, MO.

  20. prov31_kdc@yahoo.com says:

    Hi. I’m Karen from Ohio.

  21. katepark29@gmail.com says:

    Hello, Kate from Texas. Thank you so much for starting this bible study. I really need this.

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