What started as a series of Bible class lessons for teenage girls many years ago has now been fleshed out and published in book form.
About the book . . .
After teaching the lesson series to the teenage girls at church, I later taught the series several times for women of different age groups. I shared the lesson outlines with some friends who had asked to use them as a teaching guide. After many requests for copies of my lesson outlines, I decided perhaps a book would benefit those who wished to delve deeper into the study of Esther.
This book is divided into ten Life Lessons, each coordinating with a chapter of the Book of Esther. Most of the scripture text is included, for your convenience. Unless otherwise stated, the book’s text uses the English Standard Version® of the Bible, but you can easily read along with whichever version you prefer.
Each Life Lesson begins with a fictionalized scene to set the stage of what will happen in the coinciding chapter of the biblical book. Following the opening scene, there will be a short introduction to the lesson – some things to think about. That introduction will be followed by the scripture text of that chapter.
The main part of the Life Lesson follows the scripture. Each Life Lesson has a coordinating Study Guide, located in Appendix C. These thought questions are for use with your own personal meditation, or, if you’re studying in a group, this guide can be used to encourage discussion.
Before the actual Life Lessons begin, though, the book shares some background information about the Book of Esther, including some of the customs of the Medo-Persian Empire, brief introductions to the main characters, and a few other notes to help deepen your understanding of the culture Esther lived in. While it is not essential to go over the book’s background before diving into the Life Lessons, I think you will find the information shared there useful, and hopefully, interesting.
You can order your copy from Amazon.com by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/EstherBook