The Message of Esther Paperback

God Present But Unseen

by David G. Firth;


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The Message of Esther

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In Persia in the fifth century BC, the Jews were threatened with genocide. The book of Esther describes how this crisis was averted through the bravery of Esther, the wisdom of Mordecai and the unity of the Jewish people.

However, Esther is a rather strange book to find in the Bible. It is set entirely outside the Promised Land, and shows no interest in it. Furthermore, it is the only book in the Bible that definitely does not mention God, and it avoids any obviously religious language.

Nevertheless, the book does have a developed theology. David Firth brings this out as he engages insightfully with the narrative. He shows how it invites us to reflect on what it is to know God within this world, where the miraculous is rare and yet in which the faithful continue to experience the reality of God's presence. This is of particular importance for those living out their faith within post-Christendom.

Godís saving purpose in Christ is richer than Esther imagines; but Esther asks us how we continue to see God's work this side of the cross of Christ, and what our own part is within the ongoing story of his deliverance.

The Message of Esther by David G. Firth was published by Inter-Varsity Press in May 2010 and is our 5325th best seller. The ISBN for The Message of Esther is 9781844744442.

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Page last updated 29th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherInter-Varsity Press (May 2010)
Weight182g
Number of Pages160
Thickness14 mm
Height211 mm
Width135 mm
ISBN9781844744442
ISBN-101844744442
Product Code2744025
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