There are books in the Bible that speak very loudly into our daily lives – like Ephesians and James. But what about the book of Esther? Is this story of God’s intervention in the lives of His exiled covenant people nothing more than a love story, like God’s nod to a woman’s desire for romance? Or, is it possible that we have been reading it all wrong? Is it possible that this book is meant for both men and women who face an increasingly secular and hostile culture where God’s name has been banned? Where is the gospel in this story? Is Esther the hero we need? And, for those of us who regularly do counseling, is Esther a book we can draw help from? Listen to Elyse as she unpacks the truths of this book and helps you see the True Hero we’re all looking for.
This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana.
People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.
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Elyse Fitzpatrick is an author of numerous books including Counsel from the Cross; Found in Him; and Because He Loves Me; ACBC certified; frequent conference speaker; married with three children and six grandchildren; M.A., Biblical Counseling, Trinity Theological Seminary; certificate in biblical counseling from the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship.