Love, faithfulness, and redemption are among the themes of Ruth, Song of Songs, and Esther. This masterful New Beacon Bible Commentary, written by three accomplished scholars, highlights the unique features of each of these three biblical books. Ruth's portrayal of love, devotion, and redemption is set alongside the Song of Song's poetic celebration of God s gift of love between a man and a woman. And rounding out this incredible volume is Esther's story of God, faithful but seemingly hidden, working through human hands to reverse the intentions of evil and deliver his people. As always, this NBBC brings to readers the finest literary, historical, and theological analysis of the text, along with guidance for application and further study. The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God's Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.