The book of Esther, one of the most compelling in the Bible, tells the story of one woman who risks her life to save her people. All the elements are there: plotting, intrigue, heroes, villains, beautiful women, and-ultimately-a happy ending. But a detailed reading of Esther is only part of author Howard D. Wilcox's work. Beneath the narrative, there is much more.
Divine Providence is a thorough examination of Esther's dramatic story, but it also delves into its lessons and their relevance for our lives. What can we learn about Esther's initial reluctance to accept God's will for her? What is God's message for us in the wisdom of Mordecai's counsel as he advises her about what to do? Wilcox takes the study of Esther even further, laying out a series of life lessons from three different perspectives: God in relation to man; man in relation to God, himself, and others; and-for those in positions of authority-life lessons in leadership.
If you feel that you could be getting a lot more from your Bible reading, you'll find this study of Esther a great example of how to do just that. Using Esther as the model, Divine Providence is a blueprint for how to read, analyze, and apply the lessons from any book in the Bible.