Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity

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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 ...
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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 made 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781579720582
  • Publisher: Insight for Living
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Insight for Living Bible Study Guides
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 103
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the clear, practical teaching and application of God's Word. He currently pastors Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, and serves as the chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary. His renowned Insight for Living radio program airs around the world. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
God's Invisible Providence     1
There She Goes-Miss Persia!     21
Strength and Dignity on Parade     41
An Evil Interlude     57
Thinking and Saying What's Right-Regardless     75
Esther's Finest Hour     93
What Goes Around Comes Around     111
God's Surprising Sovereignty     123
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down     137
The Limitations of Retaliation     153
After the Ache-Celebrate!     171
In the End, God Wins     185
Conclusion     197
Notes     199
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    For such a time as this

    during the darkest most painful time in my life when nothing made sence and the lord seemed unreachable, someone gave me this book to read and it changed my life and opend my eyes that the Lord is always everpresent and working everything out.(hope) Thank you lord and thank you Charles swindoll for this wonderful book that next to my bible has changed my life.

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