Everyone loves a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. The story of Queen Esther is that and so much more. The second book in Charles Swindoll's Great Lives series, this book will show you Queen Esther's life and legacy like you've never seen it before.
Innocently victimized by an unbearable situation, Esther stepped up and determined, by God's grace, to make a difference. But she doesn't despair. Instead, she embraces uncertainty and fights for her people. In doing so, she not only exposed and foiled the plans of an evil man--she singlehandedly saved her nation.
As you dive deeper into Esther's story, you'll learn timeless lessons that you can apply to your own life, including:
Join Swindoll as he unravels the ancient, real-life story of Esther, sharing ways that modern believers can embody the integrity, dignity, and strength that empowered Esther as she did the impossible.
“Second: God’s purposes are not frustrated by moral or marital failures.” (source)
“Third: God’s people are not excluded from high places because of handicap or hardship” (source)
“Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.” (source)
“Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that God is asleep when it comes to nations, or that He is out of touch when it comes to carnal banquets, or that He sits in heaven wringing His hands when it comes to godless rulers (and foolish presidents!) who make unfair, rash, or stupid decisions. Mark it down in permanent ink: God is always at work.” (source)
“History books tell us that, during that time, this particular king made an ambitious but disastrous attempt to conquer Greece. So ‘after these things’ means that these events took place after he had led an expedition against Greece and returned home to Susa in defeat.” (source)