Faith Among the Faithless by Mike Cosper
What can Christian’s today learn from a Jewish girl who became a queen thousands of years ago? A lot actually as Cosper reveals in this book that follows the life of Esther drawing and fleshing out the implications her life has for believers in a world that isn’t that different from the world she lived in.
In nine chapters Cosper explores the impact that Esther had in the world she lived in while showing how believers can have an impact on the world we live in today. In the first chapter Cosper helpfully points out that despite our initial thoughts the world of Esther was in a lot of ways like the world we live in today. The reason being while technology has changed the human heart has not and neither has God. Just as God raised Esther to be a faithful witness in her day, bringing deliverance for her people, God raises up believers today to be a faithful witness. Throughout this book Cosper avoids whitewashing the events that occurred in Esther’s life while also showing even though God seems to be hidden in the book of Esther He was always working even in the messiest of situations.
We live in a messy world today a world of pluralism that desperately needs faithful witnesses to Christ. Christians need to be reminded that while the earth seems to be so chaotic, God is still at work in the world. This book calls Christians to faithfulness and reminds them of the God who is always there.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing it. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.