Description : 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.
Description : "Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odors, and with other things for the purifying of the women;) Esther 2:12 KJV As you can see, Scripture gives us very little information about the spices and oils used to transform Esther from an orphan girl to a bride fit for a king. To find out more, apothecary, Cynthia Hillson, did much research into Biblical botanicals which led her to a historical study of the ancient spices transported and sold by caravan on the Incense Trail and the Spice Route of Queen Esther's day--a time when these beauty treatments were considered more precious than gold. In this book, Cynthia unveils the ancient secrets of Esther's twelve months of purification. She reveals the physical and emotional healing benefits and the timeless beauty secrets of each of the oils and botanicals that would have been used. She also explains the deep, spiritual meaning and symbolism of the whole process so we can apply it to our own lives. In addition, Cynthia makes most of these oils, resins, and perfumes available for us to purchase so we can be both physically and spiritually blessed in our own preparation to be Queen to the King of Kings.
Description : This teacher manual is based on the book, Know Your Bible, which shows that as believers, it is vital that we are well-grounded in the truth of God’s Word in order to stand strong in the coming days. Having a comprehensive overview of the Bible is a must, and it will become a reality through reading this anointed book. In this survey of the 39 books of the Old Testament Dr. Bailey focuses on key concepts in each of the studies, and has interspersed many wonderful insights from his vast experience. Through this well-written survey, you will easily grasp the salient truths that flow through the pages of God’s Book and gain a greater desire to study His Word.
Description : Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community after the Babylonian exile. The book of Esther is also set in the Persian period of Israel's history, although the concern is for a different community. Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.
Description : If I Perish, I Perish examines the Christian life through the lens of an allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament book of Esther. The character of Esther, representative of the human spirit, depicts that the call of the Lord Jesus on the Christian is to be crucified with Christ and become alive in the Spirit.
Description : Many of God’s people through the ages have been called to endure times of hardship, loneliness, and suffering. Some, such as Daniel and Esther, were even members of a race carried away to a foreign land that had never heard of the God of Israel. Their lives were not easy, but even in the midst of trials, these men and women discovered that God was with them—and that He was actively leading the events in their lives. In this study, John MacArthur guides readers through an in-depth look at the historical period of Israel’s exile beginning with the prophet Daniel being carried off to Babylon, continuing through the rise of the Persian Empire, and concluding with Esther’s reign as queen. Studies include close-up examinations of Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Esther, Haman, and others, as well as careful considerations of doctrinal themes such as “Standing Boldly for God” and “God’s Sovereignty Over the Future.” The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.
Description : This teacher manual is based on Betsy Caram’s book Women of Influence and Distinction. In this book the author shows it is very evident from Scripture that women are, and always have been, very much involved in the plan and purposes of God in the earth. Women have been the instruments of God in the past, and He still uses them today to accomplish His ministry to a lost and dying world. This book will examine the lives of many of the women found in Scripture, considering the special characteristics which caused them to be recorded in the Bible’s sacred pages.
Description : Dr. Bailey’s commentary on the Book of Daniel offers an insightful analysis of this precious book, showing us what will happen to a people, a nation, or an individual who honors the Lord. All who choose wisdom, purity of heart, and righteousness shall prosper and be eventually honored by the Lord. Through the pages of this book you will experience the excitement of discovery as Dr. Bailey clearly unfolds the hidden mysteries of the present and future events in Europe and the Middle East. As he walks us progressively through the book of Daniel, he skillfully provides valuable keys that unlock the treasury of truths contained therein.
Description : Complete with an up-to-date critical review of recent Esther scholarship, Fox's commentary captures the meaning and artistry of Esther's inspiring story. Fox also looks in depth at each character in the story of Esther, showing how they carefully were shaped by the story's author to teach a new view of how to live as Jews in foreign lands.