Esther: A Story of Courage (Google eBook)
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.
Review: Esther: A Story of CourageUser Review - Ike Standifird - Goodreads
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