“A page-turner of a Bible study. The Way Home walks you right into the vivid world of Ruth and right up to your own relationship with God.”
Kimberly Hill, Television writer, Family Ties, One Day at a Time, The Facts of Life

I want to invite you to enter into a life-transforming exchange with the Word of God. Invite you into deeper courage, persevering faith, and healthy attachments. Invite you into healing and forgiveness. Invite you to give up your offense against God.

If there is a famine in your life—a lack, a hunger in your soul, or a scarcity in your practical circumstances that shakes your heart, come and meet the Bread of Life. Hear His voice louder than the voice of your famine as you dig deep into the story of Ruth. Learn to see yourself through the compassionate eyes of your Redeemer, and discover God’s invitation to a new beginning.

— Tessa

Winner of the 2021 ECPA Christian Book Award, Bible Study category.

Chosen by Moody Radio SFL Station as their book study for the summer of 2020.

The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings

Explore the timeless story of Ruth against the wider backdrop of the Old and New Testaments.

Extensive research, insightful prayers, startling word studies, and gentle questions that probe for profound revelations make this a study that is likely to permanently impact your spiritual walk.

This six-week Bible study is designed with four days of homework each week, plus a fifth day titled Overview and Conclusion, which provides an opportunity to go deeper into the concepts studied. The sections of each daily study include:

  • Understanding the Word
  • Applying the Word
  • Praying the Word

You can study The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings privately, or join a small group.

DVD Study Pack

A Study Pack that includes both the workbook and DVD video companion is also available.

The videos can also be purchased separately. Each video teaching session is 15-22 minutes long and is designed to augment your weekly study. The videos can be obtained from your favorite retailer or directly from Moody Publishers.


“Tessa Afshar is one of the most gifted writers I know. In The Way Home, we have the perfect combination of subject matter and teacher. Tessa’s scholarship and mature understanding of Scripture coupled with her unique cultural background enables her to lead us through an in-depth study of Ruth in a way few others can.”

Maggie Wallem Rowe, Author of This Life We Share: 52 Reflections on Journeying Well with God and Others

“Weaving story with biblical truth is Tessa Afshar’s specialty. In her new Bible study, The Way Home, Tessa invites us to discover truth for ourselves. Finding our story within the timeless story of Ruth, and discovering Jesus, our Kinsman Redeemer, afresh and anew. What a beautiful study!”

Joanna Weaver, Bestselling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

“How do you pick up the pieces of your life when everything is seemingly ripped away?… How do you discover your life’s meaning and purpose? Tessa Afshar addresses these questions and more in her beautiful study of the book of Ruth, The Way Home. With solid teaching on historical and biblical context, this study will provide life-changing insight with its application of faith principles. I highly recommend it for personal or small group studies.”

Janet Holm McHenry, Bible teacher, speaker, and author of twenty-four books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and the Bible studies, Stronger Every Day and Training for Success

“Afshar invites readers into a profound interaction with arguably the Bible’s most beloved book. The six-week plan will enable readers to open themselves in new ways to the book of Ruth, where they will find grace for the deepest recesses of their hearts. Highly recommended.”

Bill Giovannetti, Pastor, Pathway Church; professor, A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary and VeritasSchool.life

“Wow! What an amazing Bible study! This Bible Nerd Girl LOVED it! …I can tell you that this study far surpassed any expectations I had. It was fresh, and Tessa’s attention to detail and context made me love the study more… This study superbly REVEALED JESUS with every chapter and every verse. Well done!”

Berta Hartzell

I have never been so spiritually moved and changed and challenged in all the right ways by a book or Bible study before. This is written so poetically and yet simple enough for anyone to comprehend. I am an easily distracted person, so I really enjoy the workbook format. I was worried the work would be overwhelming, but it couldn’t be more ‘bite-sized’ and easy to complete in 10-15 minutes (but the lessons feel like decades of truth!!). I haven’t been able to put it down – and honestly – I’ll be sad when I’m finished. That’s how good this is. If you’re in a season of loss, confusion, or just need a reason to feel hope, this is the book for you. I have recently lost my husband in a sudden, tragic accident and I needed this book more than words can say.”

Emily Norbury

This study has changed my life by helping me give my pain and anger to God and receive His healing. I wish every woman could/would go through this study.”

Janet E Velasquez