The book of Ruth is practical and theological. There is much to be gleaned in the practical matters of endurance in suffering, covenant faithfulness, generosity, community, God’s mission among the nations, marriage, etc. While important, none of these matters obscure the larger theological point that God is a redeemer. As Ruth was invited into the covenant family of God through her redeemer Boaz, people from every tribe, tongue, and nation are invited into the covenant family through Jesus. Ruth isn’t the main character of this book; God is.