The book of Ruth is such a wonderful book in the Word of God. It is full of so much practical wisdom and guidance. Yet, beyond the practical, it is one of the most beautiful love stories ever written. There is tragedy and death, pain and suffering, villains and foes, and of course, the hero and the damsel in distress. This is a beautiful love story. The book begins with the words, “Now it came to pass…” That sounds an awful lot like, “Once upon a time…” What an incredible start.