Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity

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Thomas Nelson Incorporated, 2008 - Religion - 203 pages
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Everyone loves a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's invisible hand writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history. Perhaps most of all, Esther's story is the account of godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength'attributes that blocked an evil plot, overthrew an arrogant killer, and replaced terror with joy in thousands of Jewish homes.

Author Chuck Swindoll interweaves the ancient, real-life story with insight not only into the virtues of Queen Esther, but also into how the qualities that formed and empowered her can be ours. Esther is the second volume of Charles Swindoll's best-selling series, which examines great lives from God's Word and reveals the strengths and weaknesses that make God's men and women both great . . . and human. Many of the most beloved biblical heroes were ordinary folks. Shepherds. Fishermen. Servants. Widows. Even harlots and petty thieves. One by one, they changed the course of history.

Swindoll explains that these men and women did not become great in their own strength but were empowered by God when they surrendered their lives to Him. To live such a life that God considers great is within the reach of everyone who submits to Him.

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User Review  - Bible Sudent - Christianbook.com

This book gave me great insight into the book of Esther. It showed me that is was just not a book about the first (and only) beauty pagent menetioned in the bible. It revealed God's presense and grace ... Read full review

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User Review  - harpua - LibraryThing

I love these "Profiles in Character" books from Swindoll. These in-depth looks at some of the well known Biblical characters offer a lot of insight into these people. Esther is one of the more ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Charles R. Swindoll was born on October 18, 1935 in El Campo, Texas. After his duty in the Marine Corps, Swindoll entered the Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with several honors including the Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching and the Faculty Award for Most Outstanding Graduate. Swindoll became a pastor in several churches across the United States, and later became president of the Dallas Theological Seminary in 1994. He has written over 60 books and booklets and was chief editor of The Living Insights Study Bible.

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