Monday, November 23, 2015
The Megillah of Esther -- my latest book
Esther is one of the most loved Bible characters in one of the most interesting historical settings. It is a book that has stirred controversy on several levels; why is it in the bible, is it based on actual history, is it to be taken simply as a story where God works behind the scenes .... or .... were the Jewish scholars right in believing that the story of Esther contains a mystery they have for thousands of years tried to solve without success.
I love a mystery and I wondered what could be hidden in the book of Esther, below the story line. One day, several years ago, I was praying and asking for insight that I might understand the book of Esther. I began to see that if Esther's story was interpreted as a parable it revealed a picture of our spiritual inner life.
I have taught the lessons of this study in small groups but my husband insisted I needed to put it together in a book. I hesitated and put it off, until this summer it just seemed to be the right time and the words flowed from my fingers onto the keyboard of my computer.
The book has been published and is available online (Amazon, Christian Books, Barnes and Noble) or from your Christian book store or you can order it from me.
From the back of the book -- "The biblical tale of Esther is an oft-told and beloved story, but hidden in the story is a mystery! Esther is more than a historical account - it is a beautiful parable.
The characters and events in the story act out for us a revelation of who we are in our inner selves - the part of us that the mirror on the wall does not reflect. The mystery is solved as the character, on the parable stage, present a unique revelation of how we work and rule over our 'kingdom' - our soul and spirit residing within a physical body. We also see the intimate reflection of the heart of God as He loves, woos, and works in us to draw us to Himself."