About Ruth Magnusson Davis
Came to faith: October 5, 1998
Church affiliation: Traditional (evangelical) conservative Anglican
Favourite authors: Martin Luther and Myles Coverdale
After many years of seeking in New Age and non-Christian religions, Ruth came to faith when she heard the voice of the Son of God in his gospel, receiving it in the joy of the Holy Spirit. She then turned utterly from the world and became a student of the scripture. She joined a Charismatic Church, but was led to leave it when she realized that much of the teaching conflicted with the Bible, and due to concerns she had about their spiritual practices. She began to seek answers, and the result was her book True to His Ways, published in 2006, which is characterized by her usual thoroughness and insight. True to His Ways exposes the unwitting occultism that characterizes the Charismatic movement.
In 2006 Ruth was a busy lawyer. Because she was then widely published in legal circles, she wrote under her maiden name, Ruth Davis, partly to distinguish her Christian writings, and partly to honour her father, who had given her a love of learning, reading, and study. One thing led to another, however, and she now uses the full Christian pen name Ruth Magnusson Davis
In 2009 Ruth retired from law to work on the New Matthew Bible Project, dedicated to updating the Matthew Bible. During the seven years she worked on the New Testament she has become a scholar of the Matthew Bible, early modern English language and grammar, and the writings of William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale, the men who gave us the Matthew scriptures. More information about Ruth, and how she approached updating the Matthew Bible, is at the website dedicated to The October Testament.
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