Thousands of years ago, Esther rose from obscurity to become the wife of a mighty ruler and save her oppressed people. What can she teach us today? Offering a 3-dimensional view of the Book of Esther, Stedman examines the story as a historical document; suspenseful, romantic narrative; and profound parable for our faith journey. 192 pages, softcover from Discovery.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Discovery House Music Publication Date: 2010
Beloved Bible teacher Ray Stedmans unique three-dimensional view of the book of Esther examines the story from three perspectives: as an historical document of actual events that took place in the life of the Jewish people; as a thrilling narrative of romance and suspense that reads like a gripping novel; and as a parable of profound and practical truth for our everyday Christian lives. The Book of Esther has amazing relevance for the turbulent, troubled times in which we live. Its adventure-filled pages speak to us across the centuries and instruct us in how God wants us to live in the 21st century.
Ray C. Stedman (19171992) was one of the great pastors, expositors, and spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was pastor of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for forty years. With over twenty books to his credit, from Spiritual Warfare to his insightful commentary Adventuring Through the Bible, Stedman spanned the experiences of the Christian life with his writing. His book Body Life had a tremendous impact on the church in the twentieth century.
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