The story of Esther is one of the most dramatic examples of deliverance we find in the Bible. Now, respected author Larry Christenson takes readers through this powerful illustration of intercessory prayer and into effective intercession in the twenty-first century. Today, no less than in Esther's day, the power of evil is at work to intrude in our lives and destroy God's people. Christenson unpacks the story of the Jews' deliverance in Persia--through the ministry of a young queen willing to risk her life--and shows readers how to present themselves before the awesome sovereignty of God and pattern a strategy after the mantle of Esther for confronting evil. Anyone who wants to learn how to intercede for others will cherish this insightful and powerful book.
Larry Christenson, ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, is the former director of the International Lutheran Renewal Center in Minneapolis. He is a popular conference speaker and has written more than fifteen books, including The Christian Family, which has sold more than two million copies. He and his wife, Nordis, live in Northfield, Minnesota.