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Espresso With Esther: A Coffee Cup Bible Study
AMG Publishers / 2006 / Spiral Bound
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Call a few friends, meet at your favorite coffee shop and delight yourselves in God's word with a Coffee Cup Bible Study. Designed to fit into your busy lifestyle, each weekly lesson is broken down into five segments of study questions (with Bible text included!) and two days of lighter devotional readings for the weekend. Espresso with Esther explores how God works through his people who are willing to trust him and take risks. Designed for group or individual study.
Espresso with Esther is part of the Coffee Cup Bible Studies, a series of Bible studies for women in compact, workbook format that examine the "life and times" of certain Bible characters and the books of the Bible that pertain to them. Each study is to be read over a four-to-six week period, and study sections are broken down into short, daily segments designed to fit reader's busy lifestyles.
Understanding that time is precious, the Coffee Cup Bible Studies are patterned in such a convenient way that they can be read during brief windows of opportunity that allow for meditation and study (breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, etc.). Scripture is provided from the NET Bible (New English Translation), making Bible study convenient for occasions when you can't carry a Bible.
Sandra's unconventional thought processes regarding Esther are sprinkled throughout the study as she shatters preconceive myths about this legendary character of the Bible. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Esther's vulnerabilities and the fact that she was a flawed person whom God chose to use for His greater glory.
Sandra Glahn is one of a handful of female professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, where she also serves as editor-in-chief of DTS's award-wining magazine, Kindred Spirit. She holds a master of theology degree from DTS and is currently involved in doctoral studies at the the University Texas at Dallas. Sandra is the coauthor of four nonfiction titles and three fiction works, including the Christ mystery/suspense finalist and CBA bestselling medical thriller, Lethal harvest. Sandra has written and taught women's Bible studies at her church since 1994.
Wanted: Extraordinary Bible studies for ordinary people, scholarly explanations-but in plain English.
Found : Sandra Glahn's remarkable Coffee Cup Series! Glahn sets theological content into a conversational style for any reader to enjoy.
Kelley Matthews, ThM, coauthor New Doors in Ministry to Women
Sandra Glahn skillfully weaves biblical examples with modern-day experience. Great for any individual or group"
Katy Anderson Ministry to Women Coordinator Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
Espresso with Esther is an affirming reminder of God's practice of using flawed people to accomplish His purposes in every age.
Carolyn Custis James, author of Lost Women of the Bible.
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Author: Sandra Glahn
Located in: Dallas, TX
Submitted: April 28, 2006
Tell us a little about yourself. Fifth-generation Oregonian. I believe we need to engage the five senses in our study of God's word. I'm a wife of one husband, mother of one child, and teacher of many students at Dallas Seminary (DTS).I'm working on a PhD in aesthetics (Arts and Humanities) after earning my ThM at DTS. I love Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky and Handel's Messiah.
What was your motivation behind this project? Years ago I envisioned the kind of Bible study I would like...one that allowed active study on weekdays, passive devotionals (aimed at application) on the weekends, small enough to go in a diaper bag, that included the entire Bible text I'd need so I would not have to carry a heavy Bible to the doctor's office with me to study during free minutes. One that lent itself well to both individual and group study. It needed to appeal to more than the visual-only participant. And it shouldn't be written like the writer had a perfect Christian life. It needed to have a binding I could file on my bookshelf but that had a spiral on it so I could write on it without the book flipping open. Voila! The Coffee Cup Bible Series.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A life-changing encounter with the living God as they meet Him in His Word.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? One big influence on this book was the group at www.soulpersuit.com, who interacted with the text atistically. Some were non-artists. Yet they all found ways to give expession to their contemplations. What they created is available for viewing on the site. I love the stories of Deborah, Jael, Hulduh, Samson's mother, and Hannah, each of whom appear in the pages of this study.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: My web site at www.aspire2.com has additional info that relates to each study. For example with the Espresso with Esther study, I have links to art in which Esther is portrayed, links to novels about Esther, and commentaries. Lots of resources. There's a book excerpt from Espresso with Esther if you want to get a feel for the style.
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