Women's Breakfast Club
Every Thursday until December 20, 2018
6:30am – 7:30amCategory: Faithwomen
Beauty is as Beauty Does —A Study of Esther
Thursday mornings from 6:30-7:30am at various homes (weekly)
Begins September 13
Shakespeare could not have come up with a better plot, nor could Spielberg have directed a better drama than the Book of Esther. The “star” of this story is a Jewess whose beauty puts her in a seemingly insurmountable situation, threatening not only her, but also the Jewish nation. The stage is set with saints and scoundrels, devotion and deceit, risk and resolve. If you haven’t studied the book, you’ll be holding your breath through all its twists and turns.
Curiously, God is never mentioned by name anywhere in Esther’s ten chapters. Yet Old Testament scholar Dr. Peter Lee calls this “A Silence so Loud, it is Deafening.”* What is conspicuously absent from the script is clearly apparent between the lines. God is faithfully accomplishing that which He has willed (spoiler alert--happy ending).
* “The Book of Esther: A Silence So Loud, it is Deafening,” Dr. Peter Lee, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington D.C., February 1, 2016 article, RTS.edu
For more details or to participate, please contact Linda Pankonin at email@example.com.