Everyone has a transformation story. Rags to riches. Plain to beautiful. Weak to strong. Esther's story is that, but it is much more. It is a thought-provoking study of God's individual hand, writing silently and unseen across the pages of human history.
Perhaps most of all, Esther's story is the account of godly attributes like courage, dignity, wisdom, and strength - attributes that blocked an evil plot, overthrew an arrogant killer and replaced terror with joy in thousands of Jewish homes.
Author Chuck Swindoll interweaves an ancient, real-life story with insight not only into the virtues of Queen Esther, but into how the qualities that formed her and empowered her can be ours.
- Great Author, Poor Narrator Choice
We really wanted to enjoy this book. Our library is filled with the works of Charles Swindoll. He has such a depth of knowledge and wisdom. However, the narrator made the book difficult to bear--not because of her diction, that was crystal clear. It was the timbre of her voice . . . her forced inflections and pauses. Though she is a professional narrator and tried hard, one senses this is not the most comfortable material for her to work with. It was as though she was reading the text of a play. Additionally, her pronunciation of several biblical names was amiss. As of the date of this review, the name showing as narrator on this site (Kate Reading) is incorrect. The actual narrator is someone else, who we shall refrain from naming so as not to embarrass her. Five stars for Swindoll, 2 stars for the narrator.