Esther: A Story of Courage (Google eBook)

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Review and Herald Pub Assoc, 2003 - Fiction - 394 pages
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Trapped in the sensual swirl of an alien culture, her poise, beauty, and skill with the four-stringed oud caught the eye of Hegai. As she rose through the harem ranks, her true identity carefully concealed, her faith in eclipse, Esther had no inkling that the fate of a nation would hang upon her courage. Based on meticulous historical research, Trudy J. Morgan-Cole weaves the biblical story of Esther into secular history. Her deep narrative, involving more than 70 characters, brings to life the Zoroastrian society of ancient Persia and chronicles the known exploits and foibles of king Xerxes in authentic detail. Her amazing story shows how God turns women with common fears, struggles, and identity crises into heroines of faith. If you liked Terri Fivash's Joseph, you'll love Trudy J. Morgan-Cole's Esther.
  

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Loved it! My favourite bible story was really bought alive by this book. Great to get inside Esthers head and see what life was really like. Opens the reads eyes and completely throws out the fairy tale beauty pageant version from childhood. Recommending it to all my friends.

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The details of early Middle Eastern life were woven into a complete picture from a study of a very strong women at a time when women were not valued as even near equal much less as leaders. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
13
CHAPTER 2
23
CHAPTER 3
35
CHAPTER 4
43
CHAPTER 5
53
CHAPTER 6
70
CHAPTER 7
75
CHAPTER 8
90
CHAPTER 13
190
CHAPTER 14
215
CHAPTER 15
245
CHAPTER 16
263
CHAPTER 17
279
CHAPTER 18
296
CHAPTER 19
319
CHAPTER 20
339

CHAPTER 9
102
CHAPTER 10
121
CHAPTER 11
146
CHAPTER 12
167
CHAPTER 21
365
EPILOGUE
387
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About the author (2003)

Award-winning writer Trudy J. Morgan-Cole holds degrees in history and English literature. She loves readingand writingstories that bring historical events and characters to life for modern readers. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, with her husband and two children.

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