Esther: Orphan, Queen, Heroine is one book in a continuing series of biblical character studies written for the purpose of seeing transformation in the lives of those who read and study this powerful discipleship resource. The stories of Esther are written not only with the goal of understanding the narrative account found in the Bible, but to process the deeper doctrinal teachings that accompany each story. The narrative is coupled with concepts of doctrine, focus on the attributes of God, the study of basic Christian character traits, and a commandment of God which corresponds to the content of the story.
The reader will realize that just as the Most High God can take an orphan girl, make her queen of the ancient Persian Empire, and ultimately use her life to save her people from genocide; likewise, He can use an ordinary willing heart today and empower that person to accomplish equally great things for His glory. No matter what generation we happen to be a part of, God’s purpose is to make ordinary people into extraordinary ambassadors of His truth and salvation in their generation for “such a time as this.” How encouraging it is to know that against the greatest odds, God is always faithful and can be trusted to bring victory and deliverance to His people.