I had hoped that this book wouldn’t be full of fluff, but alas, the author was heavily reliant on speculation and witty humor to turn this into a 12-chapter book. My friend, who led our Bible study using this book, also had high hopes, considering the author’s husband is an Old Testament scholar. There were some quality insights sprinkled in each chapter, but not enough to be worthwhile for a semester of studying. If I wanted to do a quick study of Ruth on my own, this may be helpful, but my friend is struggling to get our discussions of the material to last longer than 15 minutes . Not exactly a winner for a study that typically lasts 90 minutes.
I have not read any other books by Liz Curtis Higgs, so I can’t speak to the quality of those titles.