God Behind the Scenes
The Book of Esther
Wayne K. Barkhuizen Craig G. Bartholomew
OverviewAlthough the book of Esther contains no direct references to God, his fingerprints can be found all over it. In God Behind the Scenes, Wayne K. Barkhuizen helps us trace the unseen hand of God throughout the Esther narrative, while pointing out how the book is still relevant today. As we walk through the book, we’ll see how God was indeed active in preserving the people through whom the Messiah, Jesus Christ, would one day come.
Author BioWayne K. Barkhuizen serves as rector of Christ Church Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. He was ordained in 1987 and served as a military chaplain in South Africa. He has served in seven local churches in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town.
Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, Bristol University) is H. Evan Runner Chair of Philosophy and professor of philosophy and religion & theology, Redeemer University College. He is author of Ecclesiastes (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms), Where Mortals Dwell, and coauthor of The Drama of Scripture.