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One person found this helpful. The story line was hard to follow and never really made sense. I was unable to connect with the main character or get a feel for who she was. The memories were interesting but often incomplete and left me wanting to know more about them. The author has such a gift for writing! Her descriptive words tell a story of a dysfunctional family and the devastating effects on the children. I highly recommend this great reading. Susan Shepherd is a well written author who has produced a moving, tragic and compelling story that stays with the reader long after finishing the book.

I was so involved in the author's life, I couldn't put the story down. I loved this book. It may have been one of the better memoirs I have read in awhile. I was so engaged in her life and her sisters death. I cried at points throughout. I myself had anorexia and bulimia for years and i am so glad that I didn't end up like Esther.

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Thank you Susan for telling this story and getting the word out about eating disorders. I absolutely loved this book. For the first time in a long time, I couldn't put my Kindle down. Hopefully, there will be a sequel. See all 13 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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Length: pages. Word Wise: Enabled. Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled. He planned to destroy all of Mordecai's people, the Jews, throughout Ahasuerus's kingdom. Contemporary English Version And when he found out that Mordecai was a Jew, he knew that killing only Mordecai was not enough. Every Jew in the whole kingdom had to be killed. Good News Translation and when he learned that Mordecai was a Jew, he decided to do more than punish Mordecai alone. He made plans to kill every Jew in the whole Persian Empire. International Standard Version Because they had told him who the people of Mordecai were, Haman found it unacceptable to kill only Mordecai.

So Haman sought to destroy all of Mordecai's people, the Jewish people, who were in all the kingdom of Ahasuerus. NET Bible But the thought of striking out against Mordecai alone was repugnant to him, for he had been informed of the identity of Mordecai's people. So Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that is, the people of Mordecai who were in all the kingdom of Ahasuerus. New Heart English Bible But he scorned the thought of laying hands on Mordecai alone, for they had made known to him Mordecai's people.

Therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even Mordecai's people.

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So Haman planned to wipe out Mordecai's people-all the Jews in the entire kingdom of Xerxes. JPS Tanakh But it seemed contemptible in his eyes to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had made known to him the people of Mordecai; wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.

New American Standard But he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus. What ever happened to the original queen? Is she the true hero of the story? I have a lot of research to do. I pray that God opens our eyes to the truth of this message in the name of Jesus Christ. Post a Comment.

Esther is one of the two books in the Bible in which God is not even mentioned the other is the Song of Solomon. Maybe that's why some Bible believers, such as Martin Luther, believed that it should be excluded from the Bible. In Luther's case, however, it probably had more to do with his extreme antisemitism. Because the point of the Book of Esther, if it has a point, is this: God loves Jews more than everyone else and anyone who has ever had a bad thought about them should be killed.

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And Luther had lots of bad thoughts about Jews. There is a whole series of killings in Esther, mostly to avenge antisemitism. But since the Book of Esther does not mention God's name, it's difficult to blame him directly for these killings. The Book of Esther also has an important message for women: your job in life is to look pretty and to please, honor, and obey men.

If that means dancing naked in front of your husband's drunken guests, dance naked.

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Be an Esther, not a Vashti. Which is, of course, bad advice. Vashti is the hero of the Book of Esther and she gets my vote for the best person in the Bible. So what about the Esther killings? Do they belong on God's list?

Let me know what you think in the comments. Here's the story. After the Esther wins the dancing-naked-before-the-king contest, she goes on a killing spree.

She begins by telling the king to hang two men that her friend Mordecai said wanted to kill the king. Two of the king's chamberlains And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree.

Esther Then, for some strange reason, the king told everyone in the kingdom to bow and show reverence to a guy named Haman. All the king's servants Esther a But Esther's Jewish friend Mordecai refused. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence. Esther b So Haman, did what any proper Bible villain would do: he tried to kill every Jew in the kingdom.

When Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath Wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom. And the king said, "OK, that sounds like a good idea. Let's kill all the Jews. And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.

Esther The king sent out a decree to all the provinces declaring a kingdom-wide Kill-the-Jews Day. It was to take place on the 13th day of the 12th month. Letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month.

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