The book of Esther is hidden away and not always well known. If you have heard of Esther, perhaps you have thought of her as a beautiful woman living an easy life in a palace with a handsome, powerful husband and surrounded by luxury. But if you read her story, you soon realize how wrong you are!
Esther's story actually involves hatred, pride, ambition and violence, and so has lots to teach us today. Here Helen Clark describes the reality behind the romance, and shows how God "the hidden person in the story" helped Esther to be courageous so that he could save his people from destruction.
Helen Clark was brought up in a Christian home in England and became a Christian at the age of 16. She became a nurse, was involved in youth work and married Stuart in 2006. They now live in Durban, South Africa. She is the author of further books in the 'Pocket Bible People' series.