This companion to the video study series on the book of Esther delves deeper into the scripture and the background history than the series of videos. You could attend a group and only watch the videos of Beth Moore presenting Esther in her energetic, thought provoking style and get a lot out of it. I did that for two sessions. One of my group commented that there was a "lot of good stuff" in the companion book. I ordered it and am glad I did. Between each weekly video session there are five daily studies that are informative, thought-provoking, and quite personally challenging. It is an excellent companion to the video series.