The story of Ruth is one that shows how incredible the grace of God works in bringing one of his people into the fold of believers. The likelihood of this happy result in Ruth's life would be one even internet bookmakers would hesitate to quote odds on We can take heart from her in seeing God's providence working through our lives too. Esther's story, however, is very different. Esther already knew her Creator but was faced with a difficult situation. One faced by believers in Nazi Germany or anywhere where persecution requires the faithful to speak out. Her guile and courage were an example to her people - and an example to us today. Geared for Growth study materials encourage: A Daily Encounter with God: Your 10-15 minutes each day will strengthen the impact of God's word on your daily livingGroup learning and sharing: Meet weekly in a small group, share your answers and be enriched as you learn from others.Spiritual Growth: You will be challenged to put God's Word into practice. Others will feel the impact as you obey, grow and mature. Church Growth: Introduce people to Spiritual reality. Your study group could be the stepping-stone for others coming to faith.