Her name was Ruth, she was a woman who persevered and trusted God through great adversity in her life. In the end, she received blessings she never could have hoped or dreamed of. The story of her life is of such great importance to all of us, that an entire book of the Bible is devoted to her. The book of RUTH. She was the great-grandmother of Kind David and one of the ancestors of Jesus. She is one of only four women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew chapter 1.