"...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
June 2, 2020

The Way Home: God’s Invitation to New Beginnings, by Tessa Afshar

The story of Ruth is a remarkable tale of bravery, calling, and Divine provision, and it will come to life in new ways as you dig deep in this six-week Bible study for individuals and small groups.

DVD Study Pack

An optional DVD is available, as well as a Study Pack that includes both the workbook and DVD video companion so you can go deeper into Ruth’s story. Each video teaching session is 15-22 minutes long.

Tessa Afshar, author of award-winning biblical and inspirational historical fiction, teaches you how to study the text, discern meaning, pray through it, and live it out. She will show you how to draw on the same strength and courage that Ruth did and accept God’s invitation to new beginnings in your own life.

The Bible study is designed with four days of study, and a fifth day titled Overview and Conclusion, which gives 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 will need to commit to honesty, to the kind of openness that is willing to face the deepest wells of your heart. This study was written to bring you close to God, and the only way that is possible is when we are transparent with ourselves and with Him.


“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"

“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, then sends you off on a wave of encouragement as you discover your own part in God’s glorious plan.”

-Kimberly Hill, Television writer, Family Ties, One Day at a Time, The Facts of Life

“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

“This happens to be one of the best Bible studies I’ve ever done! . . . This study brought the story of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz to life for me . . . I have studied the book of Ruth several times, but not like this.”


“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