Friday, August 22, 2014

Esther Queen of Persia by Jim Baumgardner (Book Review)

Esther Queen of Persia: A Courageous Woman for a Dangerous Time

by Jim Baumgardner

(I received this book for review purposes.)


Genre- Religion / Christian / Historical Fiction

Publisher- Baumgardner Press

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 303

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- Paperback, $16.95, ISBN: 978-0-9884107-1-8

Esther Queen of Persia, by Jim Baumgardner, is filled with Esther’s story.  Esther was first called Hadassah when she was a Jewish orphan living with her cousin, Mordecai. 

She was taken from her home to Ahasuerus’s Palace.  He is looking for the next queen of Persia.  Eunuch, Hegai, is captivated by her beauty and manners.  He knows she could be the next queen, so he makes sure she gets the best treatments.

So begins Esther’s (Hadassah’s new name) next year in the palace.  What will happen to her?  And why has God allowed her to be subjected to a heathen lifestyle.

About the Author:

Jim Baumgardner currently lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife.  He has written his books for the benefit of his grandchildren.

My thoughts:  

I really enjoyed reading Jim Baumgardner’s Esther Queen of Persia.  He has brought the book of Esther to life with great dialogue and captivating descriptions.  I read the book of Esther from the Bible after I read this book and I really appreciated how much Baumgardner followed the Bible.  God truly blessed him with the knowledge he needed to write the dialogue that made this story more powerful and personal.

There are many other parts that I like in this book as well.  I liked the detail in the introduction as to why Baumgardner wrote this book and where he got his information.  I also liked the list of scripture references, works consulted, and a list of books he has written.

I really hope everyone reads this book.  I enjoyed it immensely and I hope to find and read many more books by Baumgardner.

Informational and Purchasing Links:
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Disclosure of Material Connection- I received a free copy of Esther Queen of Persia, by Jim Baumgardner, to review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.  I am part of The CWA Review CrewAll links were current when posted.

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