Shaped for Purpose Chronicles 2: Shaped by the Book of Ruth

Likkle but tallawah —Jamaican Proverb

IN JAMAICA, THE PROVERB likkle but tallawah means small but great.

Small books can be powerful and effective. For example, the book of Ruth in the Bible has only four chapters but has been said to be one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written. This short book has just a little over 2000 words in the original Hebrew language but continues to inspire and impact generations for over 2000 years.

Ruth has become my favourite book in the Bible. The book of Ruth is the roadmap for my life. Hence, the adoption of the author pen name Ruth, and my subsequent quest to study, live out and become like this book. The short book of Ruth has inspired my new publishing model to teach Caribbean people and others in the diaspora how to write fast, publish affordable and powerful non-fiction books to transform lives for generations and create sustainable for their retirement.

My New Publishing Model

The book of Ruth is inspiring a new generation of Indie Authors from across the Caribbean and other Developing countries to fulfil their writing and publishing dreams, to build a legacy with our stories, our culture, our expertise and our faith. The book of Ruth is inspiring the vision of impact multiplied and enabling me to run the extra mile as I get older. It is helping me to fulfill my call to exalt God and empower people. We are writing Ruth-like books.

As it relates to writing and publishing, small does not mean ineffective. Fast does not mean inferior quality. Therefore, you don’t need to take 10 years to write a big impactful book. You can write a small Ruth-like, powerful life-transforming book now!

Therefore, I beseech you: write short books. They will be written faster, cost less to publish and more likely to be read in its entirety. Someone’s destiny is tied to your book. Someone’s deliverance is tied to your book. Someone’s healing is tied to your book.  Don’t keep them waiting! Write it Now!

For help in writing that Ruth-like book fast, sign up for my Rocket-Writing Masterclass and Bootcamp at or get my book Authorpreneur Secrets 2: Write Fast, Publish Affordably and Create Sustainable Income for Retirement from my online bookstore to learn more about our Rocket- Writing System.

Get Reflective

  • Which book has inspired you lately?
  • Have you ever read the book of Ruth? If not, it’s a quick 15-minute read or you can listen to the audio book on YouTube.
  • Are you thinking of writing a short book?
  • If so, when do you plan to begin?

About Ruth Taylor

Cameka "Ruth" Taylor is a Jamaican Authorpreneur, podcaster, trained educator and Amazon bestselling author of over 25 books. She helps transformational leaders and Indie authors to write non-fiction books which they can leverage to increase their impact and income. Ruth is a doctoral candidate for the degree in Transformational Leadership at Bakke Graduate University. She is CEO and founder of Extra MILE Innovators Limited (T/As BambuSparks) and the Authorpreneur Secrets Academy. Ruth is also an international speaker with more than 18 years of experience. She has spoken in at least 14 countries in Jamaica, other countries in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa.

4 thoughts on “Shaped for Purpose Chronicles 2: Shaped by the Book of Ruth

  1. Georgia says:

    Thanks Ruth. I have read the book of Ruth on numerous occasions and will do so again through the lens you have expounded on is this blog. Also, more books to come from me.

    1. Ruth Taylor says:

      Awesome! I am glad Ruth has inspired you afresh.

  2. Antonette Scarlett says:

    Thanks Ruth. I will read the book of Ruth again through new lens

    1. Ruth Taylor says:

      Wonderful, Antonette. Go for it, someone else said the same thing.

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