These helpful guides in the Cover to Cover series are ideal for group and individual study. Experience the reality of Bible events like never before and live through the inspiring lives of key characters in Scripture. Learn how to apply God’s Word to your life as you explore seven compelling sessions and gain a new depth in your Bible knowledge.
Enjoy the rich melodrama of Esther.
Esther is a story that has it all: courty intrigue, tears and sorrow, joy and celebration – and what a line-up of colourful characters! We have wicked Haman, evil beyond belief; a king who is out for a good time; the esteemed Mordecai; the proud Vashti; and the imprudent Zeresh. But the star of the show is an orphaned girl from an ethnic minority who becomes an empire’s most powerful woman and risks her life to save her people from annihilation. What is missing from this story is the name of God. Esther is the only Bible book that never mentions Him. Discover where God is in dangerous times and see how He is working – even when we’re not aware of it.
Icebreakers, Bible readings, eye openers, discussion starters, personal application make this a rich resource for group or individual study.
About the author
Lynn Penson has a background in theology, education, counselling and Myers–Briggs® personality type training. She has taught Religious Studies, lectured at Bible College and was a tutor for Waverley Abbey Trust. Wife and mother of three adult children, she now lives in Derbyshire. She continues to speak and lead retreats, and is involved in many aspects of church life in her local village church.