Yes, the story is the one we know and love. The one about the beautiful Queen Ester, the Star of Persia. There’s a bit more to it in this retelling. Along with palace intrigue, politics, and jealousy, add a king who can’t make decisions without others telling him what to do, a queen who wants a ‘normal’ married life, a father who finally comes to terms with who he really is, and you have an awesome, can’t put it down story.
Family relationships abound and add sometimes surprising twists. Personality traits of manipulation, arrogance, scheming, brutality, stubbornness, and more, clash with strength, internal beauty, loyalty, and love.
Throughout the story the sense of God’s presence permeates. Might that be because of knowing the story so well? Perhaps. The threads of the story, just like those of the Biblical portrayal, point to the fact that God always has a reason for everything that happens in the lives of His people.
Esther is portrayed as an obedient, loving, and caring person. I would love to have seen more of her internal qualities of strength, wisdom, and leadership.
All in all, this is a really good portrayal of the story of Esther, the Star of Persia.
Blessings to you and yours!
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