Esther's story is without doubt both an inspiration and one of the great teaching resources of the church. But what is the key to unlocking the great lessons of Esther? It is this: read correctly, the lead character of the book of Esther is not even Esther. The lead character is God. The story of Esther is perfect inspiration for us when we find ourselves in situations we never sought, never planned for, and don't think we have the gifts to succeed in handling. It tells us what to do - trust these situations to the Lord and move on.
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible - they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The NIV Application Commentary Series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. They explain not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
"The NIV Application Commentary series promises to be of very great service to all who preach and teach the Word of God."? - J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC