May 26, 2017

Book Review: Esther

Esther: Finding Yourself in Times of Trouble, by Eugene H. Peterson is a bible study and devotional, as well as coloring book.

According to page xiii, "Drawn In Bible Studies are designed to temporarily relieve you of distractions so you can enjoy the story of God more fully. This happens in a variety of ways..." through the coloring options throughout the book, the biblical translation of The Message, the questions to ponder and explore deeper, the commentary about the biblical book of Esther provided by the author, and the notes and guidelines regarding leading this bible study.
This book features four main sections, which are titled as This Is the Story of Something That Happened (Esther 1-2), If I Die, I Die (Esther 3-4), What Do You Want (Esther 5-7), and How Can I Bear to Stand By (Esther 8-10). Also, there are bonus chapters, which include the Introduction, How to Get the Most out of Esther, and How to Lead a Draw In Bible Study

Esther: Finding Yourself in Times of Trouble is geared towards those interested in a personal or group bible study focused on the book of Esther. However, there are parts of this book, particularly the Introduction, that may come across as condescending to readers, so it's not recommended to new believers.

Note: I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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