In the spirit of an age steeped in self-interest, we see love in terms of what we can gain from others. We imagine ourselves as helplessly “falling” in and out of love. What we understand about the motive, energy, and goal of love is murky at best. But guided by the narrative in the book of Ruth, Paul Miller holds up the pearl of hesed for us to marvel at in A Loving Life.
What is hesed? And what does an ancient story about an aging landlord and two widows have to do with love in 2014? Read more about Paul Miller's new book in my review at The Gospel Coalition.