Thursday, February 26, 2015

Explore the Bible Adult Personal Study Guide - Winter 2014-15 by Tony Evans

5 of 5 stars  *****

This winter Bible study is about simple people making major differences in the world by rising to the occasion when God calls. It encompasses the live's of Esther, an orphan raised by her uncle, Mordecai, whose beauty and bravery is essential to deliver her people out of exile; Ezra, a scribe who keeps the word of God and the Hebrew traditions alive with his education and devotion which restores the chosen people to God's plan; and Nehemiah, the food taster, who teaches the people in the restoration to drop their bad habits and foreign gods.  

Adversity causes these people to repent as they turn toward God to rebuild Jerusalem with its walls and gates among the unfriendly neighbors who live there. The stories of these three heroes in the Bible are remarkable in their demonstration of valor, sacrifice, faith, and love. When the fate of the Hebrews hangs by a thread, a humble, meek individual is chosen to become champion of the many.